July 10, 2019 / 2:20 PM / a month ago

Leak of ambassador's memos may have been attempt to damage UK-US relations - Fox

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - The leaking of confidential memos from Britain’s ambassador to the United States about President Donald Trump was an attempt to damage either the relationship between the two countries or the envoy himself, Britain’s trade minister said.

Kim Darroch quit on Wednesday after Trump called him “stupid” and “wacky” following the leaking of the memos in which he branded the U.S. president’s administration inept.

“This case raises a number of very difficult issues. The first is that somebody has for whatever malicious reasons sought to either damage the UK-US relationship or indeed Sir Kim personally,” Liam Fox told reporters.

“I don’t know what the motivations would be at this stage but it is very important that we find out who actually carried out this particularly damaging act.”

Reporting By Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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