Funny thing is, it's not true according to Brenda Martin herself who supposedly told Charles Rusnell, who then mentioned it on Tuesday's Charles Adler show.
You can hear it yourself by checking out CJOB's audio vault, and selecting Tuesday, March 25 at around the 1:40 p.m. mark. (H/T Orville who's been right on top of this story, and Peter 12 in comments at DMB)
Rusnell clearly says on the tape that Brenda told him that she has never been asked directly to pay a bribe... That it doesn't work that way anyhow - it's all done through a law firm.
So there may be a nuance of truth somewhere along the line, but the con man's version of the story is shaky at best. So where's the update, CP?
Meanwhile, a couple of MP's are still perplexed by the $500,000 bribe allegation.
Why is it so hard to get the facts, and why weren't Waage's allegations verified before the story was released?
If I wanted fiction, I'd have bought a novel.
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Thursday Update: H/T to reader Lee for this one - Officials kept contact with imprisoned Canadian.