Then, on Friday, Trudeau claimed that if Liberal MP Scott Brison had not resigned, Wilson-Raybould would still be attorney general.
The heartwarming activity stood in sharp contrast to the political firestorm sparked by her resignation as veterans affairs minister earlier this week.
The release also states the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has written to the prime minister requesting he waive solicitor-client privilege so Wilson-Raybould may speak about what happened and to preserve all documents relating to the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair. "There were many discussions going on, which is why Jody Wilson-Raybould asked me if I was directing her, or going to direct her, to take a particular decision".
He also says he agrees with a statement issued Thursday by a group of Indigenous senators that Wilson-Raybould's departure is not a threat to the process of reconciliation but rather a measure of the distance left to go.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face a fresh round of questions on the SNC-Lavalin controversy today when he hands out some money to a technology firm.
The prime minister acknowledged cabinet held talks about the case, but said he didn't express a preferred outcome to Wilson-Raybould. "But as we do that, we always need to make sure we're standing up for the rule of law and protecting the independence of our justice system", Trudeau said. "What appears even more shocking, however, is that it seems the Prime Minister fired his Attorney General for refusing to bow to his demands".
MaryAnn Mihychuk, who served with Wilson-Raybould in cabinet until January 2017, said neither Trudeau nor his staff ever pressured her when she was minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
"What's clear after the Justice Committee meeting is that the Liberals have no interest in finding the truth and are only interested in helping the Prime Minister cover this up".
However, Trudeau denied the speculations from Justice Committee Chair and Liberal MP Anthony Housefather that Wilson-Raybould's French abilities had played a role in her job change.
"Wilson Raybould is a person of extraordinary principle, leadership and belief in progressive politics of support for all people. At no time in the Fall did the former Attorney General come forward to me and make those comments".
"I want to thank Jody Wilson Raybould for her service to Canadians in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Trudeau's Government", Tribal Chief Mark Arcand said. "It was her responsibility to come forward, it was their responsibility to come forward, and no one did", he said.