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Boris Johnson's Aide Says He Behaved Legally During Lockdown

May.25 -- Dominic Cummings, one of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest allies, refused to quit, refuting claims he flouted coronavirus-lockdown rules that he had helped to draft. The main charge against him is that he ignored government guidelines by driving more than 250 miles to his parents’ complex of houses in northeast England in early April to seek childcare support for his four-year-old son. "In this very complex situation I tried to exercise my judgment the best I could," Cummings, 48, told reporters in the rose garden of Johnson’s Downing Street residence Monday.