Nicola Sturgeon: Alex Salmond is angry because I refused to collude with him over misconduct claims
Before their ties break down, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon
After saying that he was mad at her, Nicola Sturgeon 's battle against Alex Salmond growing drastically when she declined to "crush" him to "go down."
In a special assault on her friend and predecessor, the Prime Minister indicated that since the allegations first emerged in 2018, Mr. Salmond needed her support in hiding them.
She said the "root" of her frustration with her, "that I didn't cover it up," and she charged him with allegations, "there was a huge conspire toward him," of attempting to divert media interest from his actions.
Whilst all allegations were cleared earlier this year after her jury appeal, Ms. Sturgeon shared fear that "it will not actually act as he should."
She said of her own behaviour: "Here's an old guy charged with wrongdoing of women and it's always a woman who ends up responding for them."
March at the Edinburgh High Court-Alex Salmond
The SNP leader has used a live TV conference with Mr Salmond, suspected of opposing a Holyrood investigation, to release previously unrevealed communications.
Sturgeon maintained that "I tried to do the correct thing at all levels not to conceal it" as she refuted the cross-party Committee which carried out the investigation allegations for "obstruction."
But the Torian member of the committee, Murdo Fraser, asked Ms Sturgeon why she had not disclosed Mr Salmond 's argument that she "colluded" with him on the supposed charges to the police or the Government of Scotland.
He said, after press stories, that certain citizens were denied and asked, "what else is she hiding?," the "forgetting" first minister seems to have noticed the WhatsApp messages
After the investigation she had "forgotten" regarding the encounter with the Chief of Staff of Mr. Salmond, Ms Sturgeon was last week accused of "taking citizens for fools." She was told about the accusations.
Her firefighting involvement marked her most accessible public assault on Mr Salmond by far and seemed to be an effort to get on the front foot after a week of relentless threats on her integrity.
Following an interview, Eric Geddes, president of the SNP broadcast media, tWEETED that "someone who attempts to destruct the party and the campaign that it leads will not succeed."
Angus MacNeil, MP from the West Isles and Mr Salmond's close ally, however questioned, "Why have communications been rejected?"
Why have "inquiry" notifications been kept??
# puzzled https:/t.co/e62866.
Angus B MacNeil MP, October 11, 2020 (@AngusMacNeilSNP)
Last year, Mr Salmond was awarded a decision by a Scottish Supreme Constitutional Court after he noticed out the manner in which the Scottish government investigated complaints of sexual assault was unethical and "in apparent partiality."
In March this year, the committee's report began with Mr Salmond being convicted by the High Court in Edinburgh of 13 sex offenses.
She said that "it would be easier to center this discussion on those who assume that a massive plot was taking place with him than concentrating on his own actions," says Sky News' Sophy Ridge. Sturgeon said that it was "about Alex Salmond."
"But I'm sure that's not the case" she said she "can understand why people in my community may like to see an alternate reason for anything" other than the actions of Mr. Salmund.
Ms Sturgeon said the 'fact' that a good associate, predecessor and counselor of 30 was met with extreme accusation of sexual assault was one of the hardest items she "confronted."
"I attempted the best thing every day, I didn't hide it, and I think maybe the reason he's furious-because obviously he's furious about me-is because I haven't concealed him," she stated.
"I didn't join him in letting these accusations go, and maybe he's just as irritated as it seems."
[email protected] on @RidgeOnSunday couldn't be clearer and more straightforward.
Those who seek to kill the faction she heads and the campaign will not succeed.
October 11, 2020-Erik Geddes (@erikgeddes)
Mr Salmond had refused the claims raised in November 2017 regarding an event at the Edinburgh airport in a written documentation for the survey released last week, but she had a "lingering fear" to make more comments.
She confessed that, at a conference in her office held on 29 March the following year, Geoff Aberdein, former staff head of Mr Salmond, told her of more allegations.
Ms Sturgeon has previously just claimed that she learned while Mr Salmond was visiting her house on April 2, but that she had "forgotten that" with Mr Aberdein before.
She said he requested the government to take part in the inquiry and advise his senior mandarin to "consider his consultation motion" with the two officials who rendered allegations at three meetings and two telephone calls, not minuted by anybody.
However, with Mr. Salmond, she released a few WhatsApp messages in which she told him "I suppose it is not right for me to interfere."
Mrs Sturgeon maintained that she had provided everything in the remit of the committee but she acknowledged that other communications were not "major revelation," the substance of which she claimed.
They claimed that she was "conversing" regarding the Edinburgh Airport claims, which did not contribute to a report at the point, in November 2017 through Sky News in order to address an inquiry.
She said "that's when I asked him what's this sky stuff," after he responded that he should talk at tenam on 5 Nov.
After reading the air messages, Ms Sturgeon said, "Later in the morning I came back to him and said 'Are you free to talk a word?'"
She said, "And incidentally, I sent him later that week to say, 'No wonder, you did not want to tell me!' Only after I learned that he decided to host a show on Russia Today that represents my unbelief in that decision."
For comment Mr Salmond had been contacted.