Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

He mentioned Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who said in a tweet on Wednesday that Darroch "always understood the strength of President Trump and referred to him as the "Terminator" who is indestructible and will most likely be reelected".

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.

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

In furious verbal attacks on Darroch, Trump has described the ambassador as "wacky", "a very stupid guy" and a "pompous fool".

After Trump said he would no longer work with Darroch, and he was disinvited from several events, the British ambassador resigned on Wednesday. "Turn yourself in at the earliest opportunity, explain yourself and face the consequences", Basu's statement read.

Trump did not directly address his change of tone on Friday, but said "some people just told me. he actually said very good things about me".

Mr Basu said the Met had been brought in following a cross-government investigation led by the Cabinet Office into the leak of the cables to The Mail on Sunday. However, you are now also responsible for diverting busy detectives from undertaking their core mission.

Anyone with information about the alleged leak or those responsible should contact the police, he added.

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The government had already opened an internal inquiry into the publication of the memos.

Boris Johnson, frontrunner in that race, has been heavily criticised by MPs in his own party and the opposition for failing to defend the ambassador.

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

The announcement came as Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson admitted his reported lack of support for Sir Kim had been a factor in the envoy deciding to step down.

Sir Kim is leaving his Washington post early after it became "impossible" for him to carry out his duties effectively in the wake of the firestorm after diplomatic cables describing the Trump administration as "inept" and "dysfunctional" were leaked.

Shadow foreign minister Liz McInnes said Sir Kim Darroch was "just doing his job" and the criminal investigation was "welcome". In them, Mr Darroch called Mr Trump's administration inept.

The memos said rumours of "infighting and chaos" in the White House were mostly true.

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