Sir Kim Darroch: UK police launch investigation into ‘leak’ of emails

The Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged leak of diplomatic emails from the UK ambassador in the US, which were critical of the Trump administration.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there was a « clear public interest » in bringing those responsible to justice.

Sir Kim Darroch stepped down as ambassador on Wednesday, saying it was « impossible » for him to continue.

President Trump had earlier said the US would no longer deal with Sir Kim.

The US president branded him « a very stupid guy » after confidential emails emerged where the ambassador had called his administration « clumsy and inept ».

Source: BBC

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