Tony Abbott says 'no deal' negotiated with David Leyonhjelm over Adler ban：
-- But the former prime minister told the ABC he was "chiding" the Senator Leyonhjelm, not Mr Turnbull.
-- "A staffer in a Minister's office [sent the email], no deals from me," he said.
to criticize or blame sb because they have done sth wrong.
a member of staff in a big organization.