Government chief of staff kept quiet from Tory lawmakers over investigation into whetherBoris Johnson misled Congress about Partygatewarned to do so.
The interim prime minister is said to be consulting lawyers on how best to handle the House Privileges Committee investigation, which will begin in the fall.
Allies of Johnson Nadine Dries was accused of conducting a "terrorist campaign" to discredit an investigation after urging Conservative MPs on a bipartisan committee to stop a "witch hunt." 13}
Party leader Chris Heaton Harris said in an email to all Tory MPs he wanted to "remind" them that they had already voted to set up the inquiry. Committee.
Senior Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin - sitting on a committee set up to investigate the Prime Minister - on Dolly's 'witch hunt' allegations
"If people want to criticize it, write to the committee. Just do a sort of terrorist act to try to discredit the committee."
Meanwhile,According to The Times, Johnson was not involved in the Privileges Commission's investigation. I am consulting with a lawyer about the best approach.
The Allies also told newspapers that they accepted the "foregone conclusion" that he would be seen as disrespecting Congress.
But the prime minister wants to avoid his 10-day suspension in the House of Commons. The sanctions have prompted voters in Uxbridge to start petitioning for a recall, and a possible by-election. deceived Congress.
Mr Johnson denies misleading Congress about what he knows about the rule-breaking rally in Downing Street.
His defenders have questioned whether he "knowingly" or "knowingly" deceived Congress.
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No 10's three former officials reportedly believed that the prime minister did not tell the House of Commons everything he knew about the unruly rally held during the Covid crisis.
said one former official agreed to give evidence to a Commission of Privileges investigation into whether the prime minister had misled parliament, but was contacted by the commission. Two others are considering whether to testify, The Telegraph.