Conservative said he was "weak" for handing over personal phone numbers of colleagues to a person he met on Grindr, fearing he would be blackmailed.
Health secretary Steve Barclay insisted the government trusts Covid inquiry chair Baroness Hallett.
Baroness Hallett says she should decide which of the former PM's messages are "relevant" to her probe.
The covid inquiry has now delayed their deadline for the handover of documents by two days.
The allegations, leaked in The Daily Telegraph, have caused nothing short of chaos.
Don't trample on unspoken boundaries and kill the group text vibe.
"Good luck remembering your mum's birthday now, you pieces of s**t," zinged Blaire Erskine.