(UPDATED) ‘EXCLUSIVE’ BREAKING NEWS: DAVE BASI CONFIRMS CHRISTY CLARK COMMITTED A BREACH OF TRUST WHILE SHE WAS DEPUTY PREMIER AND THUS LIED TO THE MEDIA IN 2011 WHEN SHE CLAIMED TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SALE OF BC RAIL
Indulge me, if you will.
Let me take you down memory lane for just a brief moment. I want you to watch this clip below very, very carefully. Make extra careful note of the Premier’s words when she was running to secure the job for which she has now demonstrated an utterly breathtaking incompetence. Listen to how skillfully she lied to you–and Global News. Watch how she (feebly) deflected the pertinent questions asked by Global TV’s brave Marisa Thomas.
Now, remember, too, that at the same time she was also cornered on CKNW by The Province’s ‘Iron’ Mike Smyth about the same documents. In response to Mike reciting from the Basi-Virk court documents I released–that clearly showed how she was exchanging information with lobbyists and federal Liberal colleagues Jamie Elmhirst, Brian Kieran and admitted briber of public officials Erik Bornmann, she offered this:
“Alex Tsakumis has no credibility.” Words that I knew, immediately, she would one day have to eat.
Premier…..I hope you’ve brought an appetite.
Below, in a province-wide exclusive, you will read the words of David Basi from October 8th., 2003, not a month or so prior to the announcement of CN–a company still controlled by friend and supporter to both Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark, David McLean–as the winning bidder for the coveted, billion dollar BC Rail.
You will note the following:
• Basi confirms that various MLAs were asking for help in explaining the sale of BC Rail to constituents and the frustration inherent (parenthetically, this exonerates John vanDongen from Rich Coleman’s recent absurdities about vanDongen never asking questions about this matter, as vanDongen confirmed to me the sale never sat well with him at all, and one of the people he spoke to back then, was, in fact, David Basi, and later Bob Virk).
• Basi specifically refers to the various agendas at play, including one clearly promoted and facilitated by Christy Clark.
• Basi specifically NAMES Christy Clark, as a leaker of Cabinet information to admitted briber of public officials Erik Bornmann.
• That Christy Clark would often probe Bob Virk for information. Remember, Virk was Ministerial Assistant to Judith Reid and a key Minister in the sale of BC Rail.
• That Clark’s then Ministerial Assistant and CURRENT Deputy Chief of Staff, Kim Haakstad, facilitated what amounts to helping Clark commit a breach of her oath of office; what amounts to a BREACH OF TRUST.
• That Virk was betrayed by Kim Haakstad, but too, Christy Clark, and that Virk discovered that betrayal in a conversation with Erik Bormann–after Bornmann was leaked sensitive BC Rail material by Christy Clark and Kim Haakstad.
Clearly, Christy Clark was keeping all her options open. If McLean won, she was a winner, if Bornmann and company won, she was a winner again.
What a familiar pattern! No loyalty to anyone except herself.
But let’s get back to her denials that she had anything to do with the sale of BC Rail. If Basi’s admissions about his own conduct are to be believed, AFTER he was charged and dragged through court for years, then why is he not credible when he was suspicious, but had no clue he was under RCMP surveillance–because this is surely what the Premier will whine about.
She can’t have it both ways. He and Virk knew better than anyone what was really going on–AND WHO WAS DOING WHAT.
The ‘Memo-to-File’ is authenticated and witnessed by George Jones, QC, Basi’s lawyer.
And to ensure that when the Premier squeals about the authenticity anyway, I called Dave Basi and asked to meet him to show him this document.
He turned me down. Instead, he provided me a fax number, and asked that I send the document there.
I did. And here is Basi’s word-for-word response.
“Alex, I can confirm that I wrote that memo, it’s my writing. It’s exactly as I wrote it, it’s signed by me, that’s my signature and witnessed by my lawyer. I stand behind every word.” (David Basi, June 2012).
He stands behind every word.
It is painfully obvious that Christy Clark has lied about her real involvement in the sale of BC Rail.
The big question, apart from many others, is: Why? Why is the Premier lying to the media and the public about what she really did? And if she has nothing to hide, call for a public inquiry, right here, right now.
Was it her close friendship with Erik Bornmann, a briber of public officials? Is she covering for someone else close to her? Why the obvious lies, Premier?
And with the Basi-Virk documents the RCMP had available, why was Christy Clark never questioned about what those documents showed?
In addition, wasn’t it ironic that she flubbed the line about Cabinet confidentiality when she took her oath as Premier? I wasn’t the only one to notice and wonder.
Oh, yes…her oath, THE SAME ONE SHE TOOK IN 2001.
Premier, you’d better keep up that Sunday morning church attendance.
God might show some mercy.
The people of British Columbia won’t.
At this point, I will leave ito you, my loyal readers to spread these stunning revelations across the province, and indeed, across the country.
The public has a right to know.
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Thanks in advance.
Tune in to CKNW 980AM TODAY at 3:30pm sharp. Jon McComb has a special guest on to talk about the above memo…..