Britain's Theresa May ousts top aide Damian Green over lying about porn on his work computer

Damian Green resigns from British PM May's Cabinet
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On Wednesday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May sacked her most senior and trusted aide, Damian Green, after a government report concluded that he had violated the ministerial code by making "inaccurate and misleading" statements in November about pornography found on his parliamentary computer in 2008. The report also found an account of sexual misconduct against Green plausible though not conclusive. "I am extremely sad to be writing this," May wrote in a letter to Green. "We have been friends and colleagues throughout our whole political lives."

"I regret that I've been asked to resign from the government following breaches of the ministerial code, for which I apologize," Green, 61, said in a letter to May, adding that he should have acknowledged he knew that police found pornography on his government computer but denying that he had downloaded or viewed any porn.

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