A major new scandal involving Senator Duffy is brewing. The federal Ethics Officer is investigating. The Cons are claiming that Nigel Wright was doing the 'honourable thing' by helping Duffy repay his housing allowance, but if this was so honourable why weren't the Cons bragging about it before it became public?
The Senate housing allowance scandal intensified Wednesday after the Prime Minister's Office confirmed Stephen Harper's right-hand man gifted $90,000 to Sen. Mike Duffy to pay back inappropriate expense claims.
While there is nothing illegal about Nigel Wright's largesse, Duffy is obligated under Senate ethics guidelines to disclose gifts valued at more than $500.
The former television host wouldn't comment Wednesday.