Former Canadian minister denies Trudeau committed a crime, despite interference claims
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's former attorney general and Justice Minister, testified on Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pressured her to drop corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company that employs many people in Trudeau's hometown.
What to watch: When asked if she thought Trudeau or others involved had committed a crime, Wilson-Raybould said she did not. Trudeau has not denied asking her to reach a settlement agreement with SNC-Lavalin, per Politico, but he disputes her characterization of the event. Andrew Scheer, the Canadian Conservative leader who hopes to usurp Trudeau in the October 23 election, has sent a letter to authorities requesting an investigation into the alleged incident.