Yes, it looks more than a little suspicious: a former Prime Minister of Canada, meeting an internationally known arms dealer in secret at airport hotels and such, accepting large wads of cash in envelops, ostensibly for his lobbying efforts.
One thing Mulroney’s lawyers have not yet mentioned though is that in Europe, it is a lot more common to use cash, even for business transactions, than here in North America. So was Schreiber giving Mulroney cash because he thought it was normal? Perhaps… but then, why did Mulroney not just immediately deposit the cash into his bank account, like any normal person would?
Mulroney protests his innocence, even came close to tears at one point. I’d like to believe him… after all, I voted for him! But for now, I remain unconvinced.