Concerns UK-US special relationship damaged by damning leak

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Publish Date
Monday, 8 July 2019, 11:12AM
A leaked document shows that the UK Ambassador to the US has a low view of Donald Trump. (Photo / AP)

The British government is in damage control over the leak of scathing emails from its ambassador in Washington.

The documents show Sir Kim Darroch calling the Trump administration "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional".

The UK Foreign Office says the leak is mischievous and it's investigating, but it hasn't denied the accuracy of the information.

UK correspondent Gavin Grey told Tim Dower it's a damaging blow to US-UK relations.

"The White House is yet to respond. This could really damage the so=-called 'special relationship' between the US and the UK."

The hunt is now on for who leaked the information, and Grey says they could face very serious consequences.

"As you can imagine now, big question marks. A formal investigation has been launched, with one MP saying that whoever leaked this should face criminal proceedings."



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