Damian Green, one of Theresa May's closest allies, was fired from the cabinet after allegations that badgraphy was found on his office computer .
Here is a The timeline of how Home Office filters in 2008 triggered an investigation that would lead to its downfall.
October 8, 2008: The Cabinet Office calls the Metropolitan Police to investigate after a series of leaked official documents from the Home Office are published in national newspapers. The leaks, about illegal immigration and other issues, embarrbad the Labor government. Damian Green is the immigration spokesman for the Conservatives at that time.
November 19, 2008: Christopher Galley, junior domestic office official, is arrested in connection with the leaked documents. No charges were filed against him, although he was later fired.
November 27, 2008 : Green Police is arrested and detained by the Metropolitan Police for nine hours on suspicion of "conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office, and aiding and abetting, advising or procure misconduct in a public office. " He looks for his house and offices in Kent and the parliament. He is released on bail.
November 28, 2008 : Conservative leader David Cameron criticizes the "hard tactics" employed by Scotland Yard.
December 2, 2008: Scotland Yard announces an urgent review of its handling of leakage investigation.
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April 8, 2009: The officer in charge of the investigation into the leaks, Bob Quick, is forced to give up an alleged security breach. It was widely criticized by Tory MP for the attack on Mr Green's offices.
April 16, 2009: The Crown Prosecution Service announces that Mr. Green and Mr. Galley will not be prosecuted.
June 17, 2009 : a parliamentary investigation into the arrest of Mr. Green is announced.
August 19, 2009: Mr. Green hails the decision of the police to remove their DNA from a national database as a significant victory for freedom. "
October 31, 2017: Theresa May asks the Whitehall public official to investigate allegations that Green, now the First Secretary of State, made inappropriate advances toward the journalist and activist Kate Maltby in 2015, which he deny
November 1, 2017: Ms. Maltby writes in the Times that Damian Green "flicked" her knee in a pub in 2015, and in 2016 sent her a "suggestive" text message " The writer and academic of 31 years says that the meetings left her feeling "uncomfortable, embarrbaded and professionally committed." Mr. Green says he knew Ms. Maltby since 2014 and that they both "drank as friends twice a year." He said that the text he had sent him should be friendly and that "this false accusation had been a complete shock and deeply painful". He denies touching his knee in 2015.
November 4, 2017: Bob Quick tells the Sunday Times that badgraphy was found on one of Mr Green's parliamentary computers during the 2008 investigation into the leaks of the home office. Damian Green says: "This story is completely false and comes from a contaminated and unreliable source, the police have never suggested to me that inappropriate material was found on my parliamentary computer, nor did I have a private computer." has affirmed. "
November 6, 2017: The investigation of the Cabinet Office is expanded to include the allegations of Mr. Quick.
November 11, 2017: Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson says he had knowledge of allegations that badgraphy was found on Mr. Green's office computer . Mr. Green says: "I reiterate that the police have not presented any allegation to me about the presence of inappropriate material on my parliamentary computers or the parliamentary authorities, I can only badume that they are being done now, nine years later, for hidden reasons. "
December 1, 2017: Former Scotland Yard detective Neil Lewis told BBC News he was" shocked "by the amount of badgraphy on a computer seized at Green's office in 2008 , adding that the material had not been illegal.
December 4, 2017: Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick condemns retired officers Neil Lewis and Bob Quick for their allegations, saying that all officers had a duty to protect the confidential information they discovered.
December 5, 2017: Mr Qui ck he asks Mr. Green publicly to retract the "deeply hurtful" accusations that he lied about "large amounts" of badgraphy discovered on MP's personal computer.
December 18, 2017: Theresa May receives report on Damian Green's conduct by Cabinet Office official Sue Gray
December 20, 2017 : Theresa May dismisses Mr. Green from the cabinet after the investigation discovered that he had breached the ministerial code for "inaccurate and misleading information" "The statements made on November 4 and 11 that suggested that he did not know he had found badgraphy on his office computer in 2008.
In his resignation letter, Green said the statements he made could have been "clearer", acknowledging that his lawyers had been informed by Met Police's lawyers about his initial discovery in 2008 and the police had also raised the matter with him in a phone call in 2013.
The report also found that, although there was "competing account and Adding "what were private meetings" between him and Mrs. Maltby, the investigation found that his explanation was "plausible."
Mr. Green apologizes for making Ms. Maltby uncomfortable in 2015.