KARATE black belt Dominic Raab is struggling to avoid the hit over his treatment of officers.
The long-awaited inquiry into bullying allegations against the Deputy Prime Minister was handed over to the Prime Minister yesterday morning.
Rishi Sunak spent all day mulling over the findings of the independent inquiry – but immediately ducked and decided whether to sack his pal and political ally.
A No.10 source told The Sun that “due process must be followed” and the weighty tome was read line by line.
They claimed five months of independent KC Adam Tolley’s findings were “inconclusive and the report will take time to process.”
But Downing Street officials vowed there would be a “swift” response to the findings after a spate of complaints about Mr Raab’s behavior towards officials.
The inquiry focuses on allegations made when Mr Raab was Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary and during his first term as Justice Secretary.
Pals close to Mr Raab said he will “come out swinging” when released, with the expectation that some unseen evidence will speak in his favour.
Ex-Cabinet Secretary David Davis, Mr Raab’s former boss, stressed: “He takes his job very seriously.
“He works incredibly hard, expects the same from others and has a pretty no-nonsense style.”
Mandarins have threatened to be fired if Mr Raab is cleared of the charges and allowed to remain in office.
Opposition parties demanded his head.
The Lib Dems said: “People are going to get sick of this PM trembling and hesitation.”