Conservative Consultant Blames PMO for Duffy Audit Interference

Conservative communications consultant, David Sachs, has recently made critical comments on the senate scandal as he alleged that the interference of Prime Minister’s Office into an audit of Mike Duffy’s expenses “showed just how deep the rot was.” Sachs has been a long-time Tory since he began working for former cabinet ministers, namely Lawrence Cannon and Peter Kent, and currently resides on board of the Conservative Riding Association in Pontiac, Que.

During an interview on Thursday evening, Sachs confessed that he feels unhappy with the Conservative government and Harper, and this feeling “has been building over a number of years.” However, Sachs alleged that the current Senate scandal and damming allegations about the PMO trying to interfere with an independent audit of Duffy’s expenses has pushed him to put his feelings in writing. He stated that “I think that when the RCMP emails became public, it showed just how deep the rot was.”

In an editorial published in the Ottawa Citizen earlier this week, Sachs urged Conservatives to “call on Harper to speak the truth at last.” He wrote that “if he can pull the party back from this slide, he can yet rescue his leadership. If not, he must go.” Sachs also revealed that “the people in the PMO have basically been running the country for years telling MPs how to vote, telling campaigns what they’re allowed to say and who they’re allowed to speak to, which is generally nobody and nothing.” Sachs claims that he thinks PMO is “controlling things in such a way that was so clearly wrong.”

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