Rob Ford: Yes, I Bought Illegal Drugs as Mayor

Toronto's city council grills him on his behavior
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2013 11:50 AM CST
Rob Ford: Yes, I Bought Illegal Drugs as Mayor
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds a Rob Ford bobblehead doll at Toronto city hall on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Another day in the exciting life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Today, he had the pleasure of standing before city council and 'fessing up to buying illegal drugs while serving as mayor over the last two years, reports the Toronto Sun. "Yes, I have," Ford admitted, after a long pause, under questioning from a council member. At another point, he added, "There might be a coat hanger in my closet," reports the Toronto Star. "I don't know what's left." What's decidedly not left: His previous confession to smoking crack.

He spoke before the same council that is trying to figure out a way to run the city without any interference from Ford, who continues to rebuff their pleas to at least take a leave of absence. (Here is the transcript of a letter councilors unveiled today, citing "the seemingly endless cycle of allegations, denials, and belated admissions about your behaviour.") Ford also told the council that, on the advice of his attorney, he will not be cooperating with the police investigation into his actions, reports CNN. (More Rob Ford stories.)

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