Gavin Williamson has persistently denied that he leaked data from the National Security Council.
He was dismissed from the post of defense secretary for supposedly enlightening plans to permit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help in building of the UK's 5G network.
Opposition MPs have asked for an investigation to re-confirm if Official Secrets Act had been breached. Downing Street mentioned that they had "compelling evidence" and the matter was closed.
Mr. Williamson said on Thursday's newspapers that he was a victim of a "vendetta" and a "kangaroo court". He also mentioned that he can “swear on his children's lives" that he was not accountable for the leak.
He also quoted unfortunate relations with Sir Mark Sedwill. He was the Security adviser for Cabinet Secretary and National Security, working on the leak investigation. The inquiry into the leak began after a newspaper, the Daily Telegraph informed on the council's confidential conferences. This included warnings from several cabinet members maintaining likely risks to national security over a deal with Huawei.
In a gathering with Mr. Williamson previous evening, the Prime Minister Theresa May informed that they had proven information that suggested that he was accountable for the illegal disclosure. A letter was issued, stating that credible version of events that explained the leak was identified.
In response, Mr. Williamson wrote that he was sure of a "thorough and formal inquiry" would have "corrected" his position.
"I appreciate you offering me the option to resign, but to resign would have been to accept that I, my civil servants, my military advisers or my staff were responsible: this was not the case," he said.
Laura Kuenssberg , BBC political editor, mentioned that Mr. Williamson had a meeting Steven Swinford, the deputy political editor of Daily Telegraph's deputy political editor. However the meeting in no way proofs about the leakage
Nia Griffith the shadow defense secretary called on Mrs. May to take firm action and to process a "full investigation". This would further assure if Mr. Williamson breached the Official Secrets Act.
Accusations made by Downing Street is serious and valid to ensure sacking of the concerned employee.
For the prime minister's allies, it testify her stand to hire and fire ministers, in spite of political turmoil.
Mr. Williamson is still opposing the allegations. The letter by the Prime minister and his reply to the same both are proper and there is nothing conciliatory.