Donald Trump emails sent by UK ambassador to US investigated by Met Police

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Sir Kim Darroch was critical of Donald Trump's administration (Picture: PA)

Sir Kim Darroch was critical of Donald Trumps administration (Picture: PA)

A criminal investigation has been launched to look into the alleged leak of emails sent by the UK ambassador to the US, say Met Police.

Sir Kim Darroch stepped down from the position on Wednesday, stating that it was impossible for him to continue after the confidential emails were exposed.

In the messages, he had been critical of US President Donald Trump, calling his administration clumsy and inept

President Trump then stated that the US would no longer deal with Sir Kim, branding him a very stupid guy.

Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said there was a clear public interest in bringing whoever was responsible for the email leak to justice.

File photo dated 13/03/18 of Sir Kim Darroch. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, who take national responsibility for investigating allegations of criminal breaches of the Official Secrets Act, has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged leaking of official communications involving Sir Kim Darroch. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 12, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Trump. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British ambassador to the US was forced to step down (Picture: PA)

SIPA USA via PA Images President Donald Trump speaking at an event where he is signing an Executive Order to Advance Kidney Health, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA)

The US President branded him a very stupid guy (Picture: SIPA USA)

He said: Given the widely reported consequences of that leak, I am satisfied that there has been damage caused to UK international relations, and there would be clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice.

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I would say to the person or people who did this, the impact of what you have done is obvious. However, you are now also responsible for diverting busy detectives from undertaking their core mission.

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You can stop this now. Turn yourself in at the earliest opportunity, explain yourself and face the consequences.

Also, to anyone who knows or suspects those responsible, or who has any information, please come forward.

He also advised individuals and the media not to publish leaked government documents, waRead More – Source

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