Trump says he wishes British ambassador well

Trump says he wishes British ambassador well

According to Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, which reported on Darroch's memos, the envoy wrote there was a "credible path" for Trump winning a second term.

The investigation was launched by the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, which takes national responsibility for investigating allegations of criminal breaches of the Official Secrets Act.

Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson was heckled during a hustings event as he tried to defend his involvement in the resignation of former United Kingdom ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch.

"If I were the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and I wanted to maintain my credibility and the credibility of my force, I would quickly distance myself from this very stupid and ill-advised statement from a junior officer who doesn't appear to understand much about press freedom", he tweeted.

The British government had opened its own inquiry into the leaks this week and noted it had involved the police to ascertain whether any documents protected by the Official Secrets Act had been shared. You can stop this now.

There is a "clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice", Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said on Friday.

He added that the British have "got to stop their leaking problems there just like they have to stop them in our country".

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Mr Basu also warned the media that any further publication of the ambassador's emails could be a criminal offence, and should be returned to the government.

Almost a week after the cables were leaked, Basu's announcement of the investigation ended with a pointed call to the media.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has defended his comments in the ITV debate, after he was accused by angry Tory MPs of throwing Sir Kim "under the bus".

According to some Whitehall sources, Sir Kim made a decision to resign after Mr Johnson failed to fully support him during a TV debate on Tuesday night.

"He was given a perfectly easy opportunity to say: "I'm sorry about this, he's an excellent ambassador and has my support", which we ought to give him because he is undoubtedly a superb ambassador and a very good civil servant, and he chose quite deliberately not to".

"(Darroch) said that what somebody had relayed to him had certainly been a factor in his resignation", he told BBC television in a testy interview.

At one point he also goaded Hunt, asking how long he would keep Darroch in place after vowing to retain him.

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