Boris Johnson’s allies have been criticized for putting “undue pressure” on the Privileges Committee, which was investigating allegations that he had lied to MPs about partygate.
The committee highlighted comments from senior MPs including Nadine Dorries, Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel, along with Lord Goldsmith, a serving minister.
“Those members chose not to participate through an appropriate process, such as submitting letters or evidence to our investigation, but by attacking the members of the committee to influence their judgment,” the report said.
It said their aim was to “influence the outcome of the investigation”, “obstruct the work of the committee by getting members to resign”, and “disparage the conclusions of the committee if those conclusions are not were what they wanted”.
The report added: “The committee is particularly concerned about attacks from senior colleagues, including a serving minister of the Crown, a former leader of the House and a former secretary of state for digital affairs, culture, media and sport.”
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