Allegations against Trump envoy roil US Embassy in London
July 24, 2020
LONDON - Allegations that President Donald Trump's envoy to Britain made inappropriate remarks about women and minorities and may have violated federal ethics rules are roiling the U.S. Embassy in London.
Current and former U.S. officials say the charges against U.S. Ambassador to the Court of Saint James's Robert "Woody" Johnson surfaced during a routine inspection of operations at the embassy and are to be addressed in a report by the State Department's inspector general.
Those officials say Johnson is accused of making insensitive remarks that contravene department personnel guidelines. But, perhaps more seriously, Johnson's former deputy has alleged the ambassador tried to intervene with British government officials at the president's request to steer the British Open golf tournament to Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland.