An explosive story from the Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor suggests that the RCMP used a false premise to release their Senate scandal documents to the public (ie media) that reeks of political interference and manipulation:
It is unclear why the RCMP agreed to open up their investigation to public view.
RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Lucy Shorey said that Horton was following an unspecified new process required by the court.
“We were told there is a new court process that the court implemented,” Shorey said. “It’s the court that’s asking us to do this, I’m told.”
But Ottawa court officials said there is no new system in place and that Horton’s consent simply allowed them to break with protocol and release the ITO before the return was filed.
“There is no new process,” said Jocelyn Gouthro, the senior clerk at the Ottawa courthouse. “It’s nothing new. This has been the policy forever” (see here)
Did the RCMP release this just to maximize the damage on PM Stephen Harper?
Commissioner Bob Paulson has a lot of explaining to do.