Harper Expert Unsure About Alleged Doctored Tape

Gee, this is a wee bit of an inconvenient development for Team Harper, isn’t it?

A former FBI scientist hired by Stephen Harper’s lawyer in the Prime Minister’s $3.5-million lawsuit against the Liberal Party has contradicted two other experts who said an audiotape at the centre of the legal action was doctored, court documents reveal.

The résumé of the latest expert Mr. Harper’s legal team consulted demonstrates the extent to which the Prime Minister is prepared to go in his claim the Liberals defamed him over allegations of bribery in offers the Tories made to late MP Chuck Cadman as a government confidence vote approached in 2005.

Former FBI special agent Bruce Koenig – who lists expert evidence about former U.S. president Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes and analysis of gun shots in the assassination of John F. Kennedy among his accomplishments – said more evidence is needed to judge the veracity and integrity of the disputed tape recording.

Frankly, I’m still at a loss to understand how the Liberals “libeled” Harper by suggesting that a bribe was offered to Chuck Cadman in exchange for his support on a crucial vote. Does anyone seriously believe that the “financial considerations” (which Harper admits were offered) involved were merely to cover potential election expenses of a man with terminal cancer who was on the verge of death? I mean, come on… Seriously?

11 Replies to “Harper Expert Unsure About Alleged Doctored Tape”

  1. . Does anyone seriously believe that the “financial considerations” (which Harper admits were offered) involved were merely to cover potential election expenses of a man with terminal cancer who was on the verge of death?

    Yes … each and every one of the Blogging Tories.

  2. I know. It was actually more of a rhetorical question. But WHY do they believe it? It’s completely ludicrous.

    And what’s with the “doctored” tape anyway? Just supposing for the sake of argument that it was altered in some way, how do the Liberals have anything to do with that? Wouldn’t they simply be guilty of repeating what they thought to be true and what, in fact, the author had insisted was the truth?

    This whole lawsuit just doesn’t make any sense at all.

  3. Pinning Harper with the late Mr. Cadman supporting Harper is like trying to catch a fart in a mitt.Give up.

  4. As you have elucidated, only rabid fascist-loving theocratic CON wannabes would blindly believe in Li’l Harper’s ‘angelic’ halo.

    Conservative partisans are a truly pathetic lot, and they transmit diseases, don’t ya know.

  5. “This whole lawsuit just doesn’t make any sense at all.”

    It is all about appearances. He will make a whole lot of noise before any election, in order to give the impression to the general public he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

    After the election it will all go quietly away.

    I have said this in a number of places – I do not believe Harper will ever agree to submit himself to cross examination by LPC lawyers. He will not allow the lawsuit to get that far.

  6. I suppose even if that is the case, his supporters will hail his strategic “genius” or some such thing. Seems pretty childish and asinine to me.

  7. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive…….he doth protest too much.

    Actually, Harper’s over reaction has made me wonder more about his innocence.

    RT – I guess it’s hard when you get these intellectually stimulating comments from CPC supporters to keep from laughing and spilling your coffee. What a bunch of baboons, really.

  8. I dont get it either, Dona Cadman, her daughter, her son-in-law and PMSH all stated financial considerations were offered. A tape has the PM’s voice admitting to it. Yet some how, there’s libel in there by the Liberal party.

    Please.

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