The demands for her resignation from Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross come on the eve of her appearance in front of the Salmond inquiry on Wednesday morning.
The Scottish Tories said they would table a confidence vote in the SNP leader after the documents were published on the eve of her appearance at a hearing into the row over allegations levelled at her predecessor
They come after two additional witnesses provided written submissions to the committee in which they confirmed the meeting with Geoff Aberdein, Alex Salmond’s former chief of staff, on March 29, 2018, was “for the purpose of discussing the complaints”.
There have been allegations that failing to heed the opinions of lawyers would have amounted to a breach of the ministerial code, a potential resignation matter. Evidence from two former SNP staff also raises doubts about Ms Sturgeon’s version of events.
Lawyers had concerns about the case – that is not the same as saying a case has no prospect of winning.
Ms Sturgeon has denied breaking the ministerial code and said she will give her full rebuttal tomorrow.
Tonight Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross said: ‘There is no longer any doubt that Nicola Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament and broke the ministerial code on numerous counts.
William Roache (Analysis Editor Newspresslive )