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Boris Johnson’s legal team plans to challenge the Privileges Committee’s handling of evidence related to partygate. I understand.
In a sign that the former prime minister intends to continue fighting to clear his name after this week’s dramatic testimony, his lawyers said the commission did not include key documents in the batch, saying they It is expected to send further letters to the committee about what it claims is evidence released Wednesday.
Legal debate centers on whether interviews and other materials Sue Gray had with public officials during the Partygate investigation should have been made public in full.
Mr Johnson is clearly determined to fight the committee, but the ongoing legal entanglement could be seen by lawmakers as an aggravating factor in whether the former prime minister is disrespecting parliament. .
Once the commission makes its final decision (which is expected after the Easter recess), Mr Johnson has no power to appeal, so the commission is making all statements in the light of his fate.
Johnson’s attorney, Peters & Peters, began a legal battle over evidence on Monday. letter It added to chairman Harriet Harman, who complained that the committee refused to include “highly relevant material that supports Mr. Johnson and is therefore very relevant to the hearings.” and the fact that the published material provides an imperfect record of evidence. ”
Herman replied directly to Johnsonsaid some of the material in question relates to interviews conducted by Mr Gray with junior civil servants who have not verified the evidence. He said he intends to rely solely on statements of evidence.
Johnson’s lawyers refuse to release what the former prime minister sees as material evidence over “major questions about how the committee dealt with the evidence,” according to sources close to Mr Johnson. You are expected to make a further written statement, including that: