Liberal staffer Adam Carroll
Credits: REUTERS/CHRIS WATTIE
OTTAWA - A Grit staffer who resigned in disgrace over tweeting the salacious details of a senior cabinet minister's messy divorce is back with the Liberal party.
Adam Carroll - then a manager with the Liberal research team, a branch of the interim leader's office - was caught tweeting Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' dirty laundry through the @vikileaks30 Twitter account in February.
This June, the Liberal party hired him to help with their fundraising efforts.
The news doesn't sit well with Toews, who tweeted Thursday: "I see @AdamGCarroll is back at #LPC after crocodile tear apology from @bobraeMP."
He went on to demand the Liberals to come clean on whether Carroll was alone in orchestrating the Vikileaks campaign.
Carroll sent out the details of the messy split in protest of Bill C-30, an Internet surveillance bill currently on ice after an online backlash against the legislation.
He resigned at interim Liberal leader Bob Rae's request. Rae was forced to admit the Liberals were behind the controversial Twitter account and apologized in the House of Commons to Toews for Carroll's actions.
Liberal party spokeswoman Sarah Bain said Thursday they "do not comment on personnel."
Appearing in front of a House ethics committee in April, Carroll testified to MPs that he didn't regret his actions and said he alone was behind the Vikileaks account.