Wilson-Raybould kicked out of Liberal caucus

 Canada's former attorney general says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told her she's been removed from the Liberal party caucus amid a scandal that has rocked Trudeau's government in an election year.
 Jody Wilson-Raybould tweeted Tuesday that Trudeau removed her from caucus and she will not be a Liberal candidate in the fall election.
 Trudeau and Liberal lawmakers were meeting Tuesday to discuss Wilson-Raybould after she publicized a secretly recorded conversation she had with Michael Wernick, Canada's top civil servant.
 Wilson-Raybould believes she was demoted from her role as attorney general and justice minister to minister of veterans' affairs because she didn't give in to pressure to enter into a remediation agreement with SNC Lavalin so that it would avoid a potentially crippling criminal prosecution.
 The scandal has led to multiple resignations and damaged the party for eight weeks.
 In a letter, Wilson-Raybould acknowledged her colleagues are enraged but said she was ``trying to help protect the Prime Minister and the government from a horrible mess.''