Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau facing a political crisis, possible resignation

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau facing a political crisis, possible resignation
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[Ed. – Heavens! Another fair-haired liberal turns out to be corrupt.]

Canada’s heart-throb Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has had a rough week, and things may only be getting worse.

According to the BBC, Trudeau is facing claims that he exerted intense political pressure on Canada’s female, indigenous attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to “abandon prosecution” of Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin, a “corrupt company” with alleged ties to Trudeau and some of his closet political pals. When Wilson-Raybould refused to call off an investigation (and subsequent prosecution) into SNC-Lavalin over fraud and corruption charges, the story goes, Trudeau fired her.

For some time, the story remained uncorroborated — a mere rumor that circulated around Canada’s government officials. But last week, Wilson-Raybould testified in front of Parliament, telling her story in “meticulous detail,” according to Canadian reporter Ezra Levant, parsing out “how Trudeau and his staff tried to get her to drop criminal charges against a corrupt company that he liked.”

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