He then said she should have considered more evidence, but when asked if he knew of more evidence, he said “no.” What a fail.
Gerald Butts’ testimony went off the rails when he condescendingly claimed that it “wasn’t” possible for Jody Wilson-Raybould to have made up her mind on SNC-Lavalin.
Except, she had repeatedly said that her mind was made up.
It’s a stunning statement, both for its total disrespect for Jody Wilson-Raybould’s decision in her role, and for the revealing glimpse it gives into the mindset of the Trudeau PMO.
Jody Wilson-Raybould made up her mind. She said “no” to giving SNC-Lavalin a deferred prosecution. The PMO didn’t like her answer. So, they simply ignored the fact that her mind was made up and kept pushing and pushing and pushing over and over and over again.
That’s improper pressure.
That’s political interference.
That is appalling.
And that is unacceptable.
Gerald Butts isn’t helping the Trudeau Liberals, he’s only exposing the arrogance and disregard for rules that is clearly infecting the PMO.
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