The Conservatives' slotxo Ruth Davidson goes straight to the legal advice released earlier this week ahead of the first minister's appearance in front of the committee investigating the handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond.
She cites a timeline, asking why the Scottish government tried to "defend the indefensible for so long?"
Ms Sturgeon replies that on 11 December 2018, law officers were "very clear" that there was "no question" the case should be dropped and there were credible arguments to be made.
She said things "started to go seriously wrong" in the days that followed and then due process led to a decision on the part of the government to concede the case.
She adds that further information has been released by the deputy first minister to the committee.
She then points out that she answered questions for eight hours on Wednesday and that she intends to "rest on that" to allow the committee and the inquiry on the ministerial code to conclude their work.
This wins applause from SNP members in the chamber.
"In the meantime, I am going to get on with the job I suspect most people at home want me to get on with, which is leading this country through and out of a pandemic. And I will leave Ruth Davidson and the Conservatives to play the political games they seem to prioritise over everything else."