Why hasn’t Boris Johnson released the Russia report? – podcast

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A report by parliament’s intelligence and security committee into alleged Russian interference in UK politics was supposed to be published at the end of last year. But as Boris Johnson decided to call a snap election, he withheld the report promising to publish it ‘in due course’.

Now, six months later, the committee has been in hiatus and the report is still gathering dust. But the Guardian’s Luke Harding (author of a new book Shadow State) has been piecing together evidence seen by MPs in the preparation of the report. He tells Rachel Humphreys that witness testimony from the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele makes uncomfortable reading for the government.

Sergei Lavrov, Vladimir Putin and Boris Johnson attend the Libya summit in Berlin on 19 January 2020.

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