Alex Salmond accuses Scottish government of acting illegally in Sturgeon saga.

NICOLA Sturgeon is facing calls to resign tonight after new legal documents were published showing the Scottish Government WAS warned about its case against Alex Salmond.

The government has published emails showing it continued a legal fight with Mr Salmond despite its lawyers advising it was likely to lose and the Tories said they will submit a vote of no confidence in Ms Sturgeon.

It comes after the Lord Advocate blasted “baseless” claims the Scottish Government influenced the Crown Office’s controversial intervention in redacting Alex Salmond’s evidence.

James Wolffe QC has appeared in front of the Holyrood committee probing the unlawful investigation of harassment complaints about the former First Minister.

It comes as we revealed Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans may have destroyed notes of a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon linked to the harassment probe.

On Friday, Mr Salmond said he has "no doubt" that Ms Sturgeon broke the ministerial code - but said it wasn't for him to say if she should resign.

Ms Sturgeon is expected to give evidence at the Holyrood inquiry on Wednesday in the final evidence session of the inquiry before it finishes its report.

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