10 October 2008

Cadman Affair: Harper expert says tape NOT doctored

The Conservatives' own audio forensic expert found the tape of journalist and author Tom Zytaruk, which had featured Zytaruk questioning Harper about his involvement in the alleged attempted bribe of former MP Chuck Cadman, had NOT been doctored.
A tape recording at the centre of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's $3.5-million defamation suit against the Liberal party was not altered as the prime minister has claimed, a court-ordered analysis of the tape by Harper's own audio expert has found.

The key portion of the recorded interview of Harper by a B.C. journalist contains no splices, edits or alterations, says the finding by a U.S. forensic audio expert.

The analysis was filed in Ontario Superior Court on Friday by lawyers for the Liberal party, despite attempts by Harper's lawyer to keep the opinion out of the court file until at least next week.

Harper sued the Liberals in the midst of a raging controversy earlier this year over claims in a book by B.C. author Tom Zytaruk that Conservatives offered late MP Chuck Cadman a $1-million life insurance policy in return for help defeating the minority Liberal government in 2005....

Former FBI agent Bruce Koenig, the sound expert Harper hired to prove his allegations [of doctoring], submitted a report dated Friday to Harper's lawyer, which also had to be sent to the Liberal lawyer, Chris Paliare, saying the contentious portion of the interview was uninterrupted.

Spread this news far and wide. Harper will want it kept far away from voters eyes and ears. Let's do our best to thwart his ambition.

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