Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UNC slams AG's use of Ministry's FB page to comment on Cambridge saga

United National Congress (UNC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Anita Haynes, has criticized the Attorney General (AG) for using the Ministry’s Facebook page to comment on the closure of the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal.

The Ministry posted a status which said CA’s former employee, Christopher Wylie, did not fly to Trinidad to give evidence out of fear for his safety.

In a statement, Haynes said: "While the Honourable Attorney General is entitled to his opinion no matter how nonsensical it may be, I wish to remind the Attorney General that using official Ministry mediums to push his political narrative is grossly unethical and against every political code of conduct.”

She added that the Ministry’s website states it remains committed to the holistic development of the country through the promotion of the rule of law at all levels of society. She said as such, the office of the AG and its communication channels must be used as a source of official information and not for PNM propaganda. 

Haynes stated: “This latest action by the Attorney General by using state mediums to push his political narrative after being thrown out by the TTPS further shows the blatant politicization of state resources by the Attorney General. By this social media, post is the Attorney General questioning the integrity of the police investigators in this matter?”

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