LILLEY: Wilson-Raybould drops a bomb on Trudeau

Jody Wilson-Raybould says Justin Trudeau personally and directly pressured her to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, citing not only jobs but also the Quebec provincial election and his own electoral fortunes as reasons to cut the company a sweetheart deal.

Trudeau’s government has been under fire for three weeks over allegations that his office politically interfered in the prosecution of engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin. The allegation was that Trudeau’s office had “pressured” Wilson-Raybould when she was attorney general to end the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on bribery and corruption charges.

During her Tuesday appearance, Wilson-Raybould not only confirmed pressure from the PMO, she named Trudeau as one of the people acting inappropriately.

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