‘Nothing To See Here’: Former Trudeau Aide Denies Corruption Allegations, Resigns Anyway

Meanwhile a crony scandal grips The Great White North, eh?

(From Zerohedge)

As his former boss struggles through the biggest crisis of his political career, Gerald Butts, who was until late last month the most influential aid to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appeared before the Justice Committee of the Canadian House of Commons to rebut seemingly damning testimony given last week by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Canadian attorney general, who described a campaign of political pressure and “veiled threats” that she said skirted the lines of legality (though she clarified that she wasn’t accusing the prime minister or his henchmen of breaking the law).

During the latest development in the corruption drama that has captivated the Canadian public since an explosive report by the Globe and Mail set it off one month ago, Butts – who resigned in the wake of the allegations – defended the prime minister and insisted that Wilson-Raybould’s abrupt cabinet transfer (which was widely interpreted as a demotion) was unrelated to her decision to allow prosecution of Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin to continue.

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