Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AG denies attempts to ‘block’ Google

 ATTORNEY General Anand Ramlogan yesterday denied that he was attempting to block the Integrity Commission’s investigation into Emailgate by filing a Notice of Pendency of Action through his attorneys in California, USA.

A CNC3 news report last night said Ramlogan yesterday said it was a matter of course to inform the courts that proceeding with the matter, that is, the Commission’s attempt to secure records from web engine Google, would be a duplication of efforts.

The AG said his attorney’s were simply complying with the law.

Ramlogan on Sunday called a news conference at Cabildo Chambers, where he, in the presence of his attorney, Pamela Elder, SC, produced a certificate that he said was issued by Google’s Custodian of Records, Chi Nguyen, that showed the e-mail address “anan@gmail.com” to be non-existent.

That e-mail was one of those called out by Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley on May 20 in the Parliament, which Rowley said contained text exchanged with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that implicated the pair in “high crime”.

Ramlogan said Sunday the Google certificate was a result of his own investigation.