Slt Delisle sentencing proceeding begins. Delisle wearing same blue hoodie he has worn for past year. Sitting at table with defence lawyer
Lyne Decarie will examine witnesses from CSIS, and experts on nat" security
Pros Decarie is reading from agreed statement of fact- Delisle has had Level 3 top secret security clearance since 1998 #Delisle
Prosecutor Decarie detailing top secret data bases Delisle had access to, including bases containing NATO battlefield info and other intel
Pros Decarie says in July 2007 Delisle walked into Russian embassy in Ott; shortly after meeting with Russ agent he was told how to proceed
Delisle wld sell info to Russians, info he gleaned from the data bases he had access to #delisle
Pros Decarie detailing Delisle trip to Brazil in Sept 2011 where he met with GRU agent "Victor" to find out about his new role as a "pigeon"
Cdn authorities monitored Delisle home computer from Dec 23 2011 and Jan 23 2012 and intercepted intelligence between he and Russians
Prosecutor in Delisle spy affair says RCMP was intercepting all comms with Russia for last month before naval officer was caught. #delisle
Delisle searched "Russia" or "Russian" in data bases, downloaded docs and copied on to floppy disk and then to USB key #delisle
Delisle wld then put the USB key full of secrets into his pocket and stroll out of the super secret Trinity centre at Halifax base
Prosecutor in Delisle spy affair going through agreed statement of facts; how naval officer copy and pasted secret intel onto USB key
Decarie tells how Delisle used "GAWAB" acct to communicate with agent. Both wld write in same draft doc without having to send on Internet
NS chief Judge of prov court Pat Curran asks Delisle if he agrees to statement of fact "Yes, your honour", Delisle says in almost a whisper
Crown calls Michelle Tessier, CSIS agent since 1988, to stand. She is resp for entire security prog at CSIS and expert in damage assessment
CSIS off Tessier says they are still assessing damage Delisle did to nat'l security. "It's an ongoing process," she says
CSIS' Tessier says Delisle tried to transmit 2 CSIS reports on Jan. 11 2012,which wld have allowed "knowledgeable person" to id CSIS source
CSIS report Delisle tried to transmit contained name, phone # etc of CSIS employee, says Tessier
CSIS' Tessier says what Delisle did "leads us to great concern". Intel agencies "cannot operate" without trust, she says.
CSIS' Tessier outlines "chilling" effect Delisle's leaking of docs to Russians cld have on CSIS's relationship with other gov'ts
CSIS's Tessier says risk that Canada cld "be cut off" from certain intelligence as a result of Delisle's activities
CSIS's Tessier says the fact that Delisle volunteered to Russians is "significant". He was not recruited; he had top security access
Delisle def lawyer Mike Taylor says there is "a lot of uncertainty" as to the damage Delisle did. Taylor asking if he wld access to names
Delisle def lawyer Taylor trying to show that Delisle leaks were not that damaging to CSIS; CSIS witness Tessier is not buying it
CSIS report says damage Delisle did: "severe and irreparable"; def law Taylor wonders how CSIS knows if it doesn't know what Delisle leaked
Def lawyer Taylor says "security lax" that allowed Delisle to leak info; CSIS' Tessier says if "window broken doesn't mean you steal TV"
Def lawyer Taylor argues Delisle revealed lax security. "If they hadn't been highlighted those problems wld still exist,"says Taylor.
Break over - Delisle mother and daughter in court. He does not look at them as he enters. Next witness: army intl officer Robert Williams
Intel military officer Williams prepared 2 damage assessments on Delisle. There is still a classified damage assessment being worked on.
Mil intel officer Williams says Delisle leaks caused "exceptional and grave damage" and possible harm to Cdns and Cdn military.
Next witness James Abbott from Comms Security Establishment; his BB went off in mid testimony. Judge Curran thought he was hearing things
Delisle sentencing hearing breaking for lunch. Still not clear if Def lawyer Taylor will call Delisle to stand but looking dbtful he will
BrigGen Robt Williams disputes Def Min MacKay that Delisle leaks did not harm int'l relationships: says MacKay didn't know extent of damage
All 3 Crown witnesses - experts in damage to nat'l interest - say potential injury Delisle did to country may not be determined for years
Cdn military intel forced to put in new measures to ensure no more breaches as a result of Delisle. If no compliance Can cld be cut off
Wesley Wark, security expert, with U of T, up now testifying on Delisle side. Wrote PhD thesis on intelligence, security matters
Security expert Wark tells Delisle hearing that gov't tends to look at "worst case analysis" when it doesn't have details of actual leaks
Security expert Wark describes Delisle as "walk-in agent" because he volunteered his services; Wark says GRU likely viewed him suspiciously
Security expert Wark says "incredulous part of story" is Delisle downloaded secrets to USB key and floppy disk at such sensitive facility
Pros Decarie trying to discredit Wesley Wark and his knowledge of what was in the data bases that Delisle had access to.
Appears Delisle is taking notes as prosecutor challenges def witness Wark about how much he knows about top secret gov't/military data bases
Pros Decarie challenges Delisle witness Wark's view that navy officer may have been viewed with suspicion by Russians because he volunteered
Pros Decarie says "they put 50 grand in his hands", suggesting the Russians had a lot of trust in Delisle
Def lawyer Taylor objects to Decarie's tactic of cutting off witness Wark in mid-sentence. Judge agrees.
Just lost power momentarily in courtroom at Delisle sentencing hearing. #novascotiawind