Trudeau’s principal organ grinder, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top aide, Gerald Butts, has resigned as the leader’s principal secretary, effective immediately.

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OTTAWA—Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

In a statement, Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid prosecution on corruption and bribery charges related to contracts in Libya.

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