Christie Blatchford: Trudeau reveals his poor grasp of the justice system

A month to the day that the scandal first broke, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has managed the improbable — both confirming key details of the deposed attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony (i.e., she was telling the truth) and revealing his own shallow grasp of what constitutes improper interference with the justice system and its highest officers.

It is the latter that explains the ongoing interference from his office and the Privy Council Office in JWR’s decision not to cut SNC-Lavalin a deal — not, as the PM claimed, some internal spat or loss of trust among colleagues.