Vice-Admiral Norman s lawyer blasts Justice Dept for inaccurate statements
|CTVnews 18 Mar 2019 at 09:22|
OTTAWA - Vice-Admiral Mark Norman s lawyer Marie Henein is calling out the federal Department of Justice for making what she says are "inaccurate" public statements about her client s high-profile case.
Those statements came earlier this month in the form of several Twitter posts and public fact-sheets in which the department said it wanted to "clarify" Henein s requests for records held by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other top officials.
The tweets have since been deleted and Henein told the court during a pre-trial hearing this morning that the department amended the fact sheets after complaints from her office, but that they were nonetheless of concern.
The court also heard that a hearing that was scheduled for next week in which Henein was expected to argue that the case against Norman be tossed will be delayed because she still doesn t have the requested documents.
Norman previously served as the military s second-in-command and was charged last year with breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets. He has denied any wrongdoing and his actual trial is scheduled to start in August.