It amazes me to read that the deputy Director of Public prosecution blames the PM for early disclosure of the results of the alleged Emailgate investigation. She had all the time in the world to conduct her investigation—since May 2013. She had all the resources available in her favour and, of course, the esteemed experts of our police department, but she remains dragging her foot.
Whatever her intent or that of the DPP, it is yet to be determined. It could be speculated it is a deliberate act to stifle the PM in order to render her an incapable leader so that the PNM could have the upper hand. We must remember that both these institutions are based in Trinidad—the DPP and the Integrity Commission—while Google and Jack Ross are from the US. Nonetheless, it reflects the pussyfooting, the incompetence and the ineffectiveness of our police investigators.
In retrospect our police could not even catch a wheelchair bandit who had committed a murder and was unable to drive a car to make his escape, while one of them was very capable of slapping a wheelchair-bound citizen. Their consistencies and reputation to drag their feet is nothing new to us., Case in point Dana SC.
Google made the early release of the information and Jack Ross concurred with the result but the US Justice Department was the one who informed the PM. The accusations on the email issue were made public in Parliament, therefore it will be reasonable to say it is not classified as a secret.
So why the hoopla about the early release of the findings? Will it make a difference if the results are the same but came from our police? Or was it the intent of the DPP to suppress the matter and delay it findings in an attempt to bring the PM down on her knees so that it will become impractical for her to contest the elections?
Evidently, Google has no vested interest in the politics of the country but the DPP has. Therefore the results provided by Google are more than adequate to exonerate the PM and to be considered credible regarding the email gate issue.
Jay G Rakhar,