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Senator Mike Duffy's testimony reveals Conservative party backroom dealings

Two years ago, Senator Mike Duffy promised scintillating revelations about the handling of his expenses scandal. This week, he's testifying in his defence at his trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery, and the results have been revealing indeed.
Senator Mike Duffy, a former Conservative caucus member, has pleaded not guilty to 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery at Ottawa trial. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)
"They have no moral compass. Oh, they talk a great game about integrity but in my experience they demonstrate every day that they do not understand the meaning of the phrase - the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."- Mike Duffy attacks the Conservative party in an October 2013 speech

October of 2013 seemed to start the never-ending battery of allegations about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office under Stephen Harper. 

Not long ago, the Mike Duffy case was seen as a challenge to Stephen Harper's moral legitimacy in his bid for re-election. Now, it is pure spectacle with the 'ol Duff dishing the dirt from the witness box this week.

Senator Mike Duffy was questioned by his defence lawyer Donald Bayne at his criminal trial in Ottawa for six days. (Greg Banning/Canadian Press)

And it's sure been a week for senator Mike Duffy. 

Jennifer Ditchburn is a Senior Parliamentary Correspondent for the Canadian Press. She has been covering this scandal since it first broke in 2013. She was in Ottawa.

This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Flear.