Britain’s new Brexit ambassador has been dragged into the furore surrounding the Donald Trump sex tape dossier.
The President-elect has angrily dismissed the unverified claims as “fake news” and accused his opponents of a “political witch hunt”.
The lurid allegations are contained in a leaked memo reportedly put together by former MI6 spy Chris Steele.
Rumours have spread that a Moscow-based British diplomat was involved in passing the memo to Trump’s long-time enemy Senator John McCain.
Sir Tim Barrow has spent much of his career in Russia and was Britain’s Ambassador in Moscow until 2015.
Last night Foreign Office officials told The Sun he had no knowledge and “nothing to do with” the Trump dossier.
But the media firestorm has put further pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to make clear Britain played no part in the scandal.
Former spy Steele has been left out in the cold by his old bosses at MI6 amid fears Russian assassins will target him over the explosive intelligence dossier.
The dad-of-three, 52, fled his £2million home on Wednesday, hours after being named as the man behind the 35-page document which embarrassed the US President-elect with claims of lewd sex acts and Russian links. More of this