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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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.