Toronto Mayor Rob Ford accused Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair of using his friend and occasional driver Alexander Lisi as a “prop” in a political attack against him, telling Conrad Black in an exclusive interview that investigators should charge him if he has done anything illegal.
“I definitely think this is political. I think they used Lisi as a prop to get at me,” Ford told the former media baron in an interview that aired on VisionTV Monday night.
This is not the first time Ford has claimed Blair had a political vendetta against him. It has been a common refrain from the embattled mayor ever since police announced they had recovered a video reportedly showing the mayor smoking from a crack pipe, forcing him to admit to smoking crack cocaine and lying about it.
But this is the first time he has publicly claimed that Lisi, an unsavoury character with a criminal history who has been charged with drug trafficking and extortion, was a police prop.
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