Likely, the government never imagined an AG would put principle over the crass political #MeFirst interests of Team Liberal
— Read on nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-judgment-against-snc-lavalin-affirms-the-need-for-an-independent-attorney-general

Trying to get to second base without passing first; nice try, but you’re out. The PMO should have deferred to the authority of the Minister’s role and backed off from any discussions. Why didn’t they know this? Or care?