Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

UK Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Leaked Cabled On Trump

Jeremy Hunt said he was ‘disappointed’ at Mr Johnson’s failure to support the ambassador Jeremy Hunt said he was ‘disappointed’ at Mr Johnson’s failure to support the ambassador
Steven Clarke | 14 July, 2019, 16:40

The former London mayor has been heavily criticised by MPs in his own party and the opposition for failing to defend Darroch after Trump attacked the envoy for leaked remarks describing the USA administration as inept.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the Metropolitan Police had been given legal advice that there is "no public interest defence".

Within the emails leaked to the Mail on Sunday, Sir Kim said: "We build not if fact be told hold this administration goes to change into substantially more fashioned; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept".

According to the Daily Mail, the former ambassador said Trump seemed to be discarding the Iran nuclear deal for "personality reasons", as the deal had been agreed to by former President Barack Obama.

London's Metropolitan Police said its terrorism command, which investigates potential breaches of Britain's Official Secrets Act, had initiated the probe into the leaking of Kim Darroch's correspondence.

It followed a question about Britain's ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, who resigned in a furore over leaked memos.

Johnson said Darroch had not watched the debate but had heard an inaccurate account of what was said.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said he had since been told Sir Kim had said "some very good things" about him.

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However, he said they had been advised any further publication of the cables "now knowing they may be a breach of the OSA" could also constitute a criminal offence - to which there was no public interest defence.

He said: "I probably should have been more emphatic that Kim personally had my full support".

In the House of Commons on Thursday, Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said an internal Whitehall inquiry had found no evidence the leak was the result of computer hacking.

The cable was part of a second batch of leaked memos published by the Mail on Sunday, the first of which led to the resignation of Darroch on 10 July.

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, said: "I can not think of a worse example of a heavy-handed approach by the police to attempt to curtail the role of the media as a defence against the powerful".

It had emerged Sir Kim the had described the US President's administration as "inept" in secret assessments for ministers, leading to Trump branding Sir Kim a "pompous fool" and banning him from the White House.

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Publication of the envoy's views last Sunday on the Trump administration sparked a diplomatic row, besides creating ripples between the two United Kingdom prime ministerial candidates, Boris Johnson and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, in the ongoing election for the next Conservative leader.

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