Ex-aide to Canada PM says did not pressure former justice minister

Gerald Butts, who quit last month as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief aide, arrives to testify to the House of Commons justice committee, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A former key aide to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is at the center of a major political crisis, on Wednesday denied he had pressured the then-justice minister to allow a major firm to avoid a corruption trial last year. Gerald Butts, addressing an incident that has cost Trudeau two senior cabinet […]

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