On Tuesday, Gerald Butts came out with his side of the story. It didn’t rebut most of the points made by Jody Wilson-Raybould, but essentially called Raybould-Wilson a liar.
Until then, it was just "she said and she said" — JRW, and Dr. Jane Phlipott, who quit with a stunning letter saying she didn’t trust Trudeau anymore.
But Wednesday, it became "she said, he said."
And yesterday Trudeau weighed in, as if he was above the fray. He described himself as someone observing, outside of it. As if he were a referee, not a fighter. Or a critic of a play, not an actor in it.
Trudeau didn't outright claim that Wilson-Raybould is lying, he just said that she "saw it differently." It's the same defense he used when to counter claims he groped a female reporter in Creston, British Columbia, in 2000.