‘Nobody is pushing you out’: Texts between Gerald Butts and Jody Wilson-Raybould show mounting anger, frustration over shuffle

OTTAWA — Text messages between Jody Wilson-Raybould and one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top advisers suggest she initially tried to prevent her move out of the prestigious Justice portfolio by arguing it would send the wrong message to Indigenous Peoples.

But Wilson-Raybould’s exchanges with Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s former principal secretary, became increasingly angry and ominous-sounding as the day of the Jan. 14 cabinet shuffle approached.

Butts is a smarmy little liar.

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