The Canadian Press

2009-05-12 | Mulroney-Schreiber

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney began testifying May 12th at the Oliphant inquiry looking into his dealings with Karlheinz Shreiber. Mulroney claimed there was nothing illegal or wrong about his dealings with Schreiber. But Mulroney said he regretted the way he handled the matter and the poor documentation involved. Mulroney admitted accepting 225-thousand dollars in cash from Schreiber -- after he left office -- to lobby foreign governments to buy German-designed armored vehicles. (Schreiber said the deal was struck while Mulroney was still in office and it was to lobby the Canadian government -- an arrangement that may have breached ethics rules.)

Date: 2009-05-12
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 46 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << my business relationship with Mister Schreiber was legal and involve no wrongdoing of any kind at any time on my part I genuinely regret however but the circumstances surrounding these transactions for which I am largely responsible give rise to suspicions as to their propriety and I certainly accept but inadequately documented arrangements are inappropriate four former public officeholders and obviously should be avoided at all times >>

Clip ID: 20090512CNCP02