The Canadian Press

2015-08-12 | Duffy-Trial

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Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's former chief of staff, began testifying at the trial of Senator Mike Duffy. He told the court he did not inform the prime minister of the original plan to have the Conservative party fund repay Duffy's questionable expense filings. When the amount ballooned to 90-thousand dollars, the party would not cover it, prompting Wright to foot the bill himself. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell provided details.

Date: 2015-08-12
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 35 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Nigel writes as he told the prime minister that Mike Duffy would repay his expenses but never mentions of the plant at the time was for the party to foot the bill in his behalf right face questions from crown prosecutor Jeff Neubauer about the actions that led to his decision to give Duffy ninety thousand dollars to repay disallowed housing a travel claims he says the email that said they were good to go for the PM wasn't reference to Duffy so called media lines what he would say publicly about the controversy and his efforts to repay rights as the agreement was for Duffy to say he'd made a mistake in his claims and that he intended to pay back the money terrible the Canadian press audible >>

Clip ID: 20150812CNCP01