“We've started to meet with some potential witnesses and we have reviewed some documents,” Michaud, told reporters Monday.
“We have received some documents from the Senate that have been very useful in bringing us along in our assessment around conducting a criminal investigation or not.”
Michaud wouldn't say what the timeline of what an investigation would look like but said a decision to launch a criminal investigation will not be made public.
Michaud dismissed concerns that political interference may hinder the authenticity of any conclusions the RCMP makes saying there are “no concerns.”
“The RCMP has full independence around the carriage of its criminal operations,” he said.