"I can only tell you the truth as I recollect it now" is positively Nixonian #callclegg
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) February 27, 2013
'I can only tell you the truth as I can recollect it now,' Nick Clegg protests. This is not going well #callclegg
— James Chapman (@jameschappers) February 27, 2013
— Matt Chorley (@MattChorley) February 27, 2013
Clegg says for first time Lord Rennard may have stood down for reasons other than his health:"Of course these things were in the background"
— Sophy Ridge (@SophyRidgeSky) February 27, 2013
Clegg says 'issues' of Rennard's 'inappropriate behaviour' were a factor in his departure. Clegg not even pretending he might be innocent!
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) February 27, 2013
— Benedict Brogan (@benedictbrogan) February 27, 2013
"My head is spinning at the number of media outlets involved now" yes Nick. Its called a scandal. #CallClegg
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) February 27, 2013
Why were "the issues of innappropriate behaviour kept in the background" when Rennard stood down on health grounds? #Cleggcall
— esmewren (@esmesky) February 27, 2013
In his statement on Sunday Clegg insisted: “he subsequently resigned as Chief Executive on health grounds”. Today he admits the claims against Rennard were “in the background” when he quit. His story is unravelling…