British police start investigation into & # 39; leak & # 39; diplomatic emails from Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, in which he Trump & # 39; incompetent & # 39; who forced him to resign
- The police are investigating the alleged leakage of ambassador Sir Kim Darroch's emails
- Scotland Yard says the counterterrorism command is leading the investigation
- With police police saying: "British international relations have been damaged"
- They said that there is clear public interest in making the person responsible for justice
The police are investigating the alleged leakage of diplomatic emails regarding Sir Kim Darroch & # 39; s comments about Donald Trump.
Scotland Yard says the counterterrorism order is leading an investigation into the incident concerning the departing ambassador to Washington.
It had appeared to Sir Kim that the US president's government had been described as & # 39; incapable & # 39; in secret assessments for ministers, which led to Trump Branding Sir Kim becoming a & # 39; pompous fool & # 39; and forbade him from the White House.
The police now say that there is a & # 39; clear public interest & # 39; is to bring the person or persons to justice, adding that the UK's international relations have been damaged by the incident.
The police are investigating the alleged leakage of diplomatic cables about Sir Kim Darroch's comments about Donald Trump
The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Neil Basu, said: “Following an investigation of various governments led by the cabinet, a Gateway process with the Metropolitan Police is currently underway to leak official communications with Sir Kim Darroch.
& # 39; As a result, the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, which takes national responsibility for investigating allegations of criminal violations of the Official Secrets Act, has launched a criminal investigation.
& # 39; Given the comprehensive impact of that leak, I am pleased that international relations in the UK have been damaged, and there would be a clear public interest in making the person or people responsible for justice.
"The study will be reviewed at every stage to ensure a proportionate study."
Theresa May, Hunt and the Cabinet expressed their full support for Sir Kim, saying that he only did his job to give an honest picture, and did not reflect the position of the government
The news is because Boris Johnson admitted tonight that he was playing a role in resigning Sir Kim Darroch as a British ambassador by not defending him against Donald Trump's attack.
The conservative aspiring prime minister said he knew that Sir Kim & # 39; s decision to fall on his sword was partly due to his lukewarm support in an ITV debate this week.
Mr. Johnson has been accused of being the British ambassador to Washington under the bus & # 39; had thrown when leaked memos caused an extraordinary public feud with Mr. Trump.
Theresa May, Hunt and the Cabinet expressed their full support for Sir Kim, saying that he only did his job to give an honest image and did not reflect the position of the government.
Interviewed by Andrew Neil from the BBC tonight, Boris Johnson admitted that Sir Kim Darroch's resignation was partly due to his refusal to defend him in an ITV debate
Mr. Basu continued: & I would say to the person or people who did this, the impact of what you did is obvious. However, you are now also responsible for redirecting busy detectives from carrying out their nuclear mission. You can stop this now. Engage yourself as soon as possible, explain yourself and confront the consequences.
"Also, for anyone who knows or suspects those responsible, or who has information, please come forward.
& # 39; Practice your public and social duty and call the police immediately on 0800 789321. That call will be treated in strict confidence.
& # 39; The publication of leaked messages, knowing what damage they have caused or is likely to cause, can also be a criminal issue.
& # 39; I would advise all owners, editors, and publishers of social and regular media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession or that may be offered to them and to hand them over to the police or return them to their rightful owner, the Government of Her Majesty. & # 39;
Earlier today, Donald Trump praised Sir Kim for comparing him to the Terminator in leaked messages.
The president said the ambassador & # 39; beautiful things & # 39; about him, days after he gave the British envoy a & # 39; pompous idiot & # 39; and & # 39; a pretty stupid guy & # 39; had mentioned.
Sir Kim stepped through the effects of leaked emails last weekend.
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