I’ll give him that fig leaf of liability coverage. I think people can read between the lines. I give him credit for speaking the truth and not backing down.
What I mean to say is that while 'wink wink' may well be implicitly understood, the environment in which 'wink wink' is deemed necessary is the absolute antithesis of freedom and truth.
apology in advance if the above exhibits an overwhelming grasp of the obvious and/or is beating a poor dead horse