Suella Braverman apologises again as she admits sending official govt documents to her personal email on six occasions
Suella Braverman admitted six times to sending official documents from her government email to her personal email address.
In a letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee, she apologized once more for violating security rules and detailed her version of events that led to her resignation under former Prime Minister Liz Truss.
A Home Office review confirmed she had used her personal email address to send an official government document, and Ms. Braverman added in her letter: “I had sent official documents from my government email to my personal email address on six occasions.”
“The review confirmed that all of these incidents occurred while I was conducting virtual Home Office meetings or taking in interviews over public lines.”
The home secretary insisted that the four-page document containing high-level migration policy proposals contained no information concerning national security and was not marked top secret.
She explained that she sent the documents to her personal phone, in violation of the ministerial code, because she frequently joined meetings virtually and while in transit.
According to Ms. Braverman: “It was not possible to conduct the meetings and read the documents on the same device. As a result, I had occasionally and infrequently emailed them to my personal email account so that I could read the documents in order to conduct important government business.”
Mrs. Braverman’s team maintains that she immediately reported the incident to the cabinet secretary, as she stated in her resignation letter.
Others have claimed that the cabinet secretary was not informed of the breach by Mrs. Braverman.