Boris Johnson brands Russian interference report questions ‘Bermuda Triangle’ stuff
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Boris Johnson accused a Question Time audience member of peddling 'Bermuda Triangle' stuff when it came to claims about the Russian interference report the prime minister has refused to release.
Johnson said that he decided "ages ago" not to release the report from the Intelligence and Security Committee as he was heckled by members of the audience on a election special of the programme.
The prime minister was told "it's not true" as he tried to claim it would not be possible to release the report.
He continued: "There is absolutely no evidence at all to show any influence into any British electoral event.
"And the reason I won't (publish) - or at least the reason I decided not to ages ago - is that I see no reason to interfere with the normal timetable just because there is an election going on."
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Dominic Grieve, the chairman of the committee responsible for the report, had said there was no reason for a delay in its publication.
Johnson was told by the audience member: "That is not true. Dominic Grieve said it could have been released on 28 October."
Days after Boris Johnson decided not to release the report it is claimed the Conservative Party accepted £200,000 from the wife of a former Russian finance minister.
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