Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon was cleared Monday by an independent investigation, but a committee of inquiry from the Scottish Parliament ruled on Tuesday that she has given "false and misleading information" about her predecessor Alex Salmond, who is accused of sexual misconduct.
A motion of no confidence hangs over her.
Two inquiries into how her government has dealt with complaints about Salmond's resignation, each come this week with a different conclusion.
A commission of inquiry from the Scottish Parliament finds that Prime Minister Sturgeon misled Parliament with false information about a meeting she had with Salmond in April 2018.
Sturgeon's government has also made serious mistakes in its investigation of Salmond's alleged sexual misconduct, the commission said.
For example, she would have stayed in touch with him about the case during the proceedings.
In addition, she would have been aware of the complaints against Salmond much earlier than she stated herself.
Sturgeon and Salmond were close friends and party members of the Scottish National Party, but have become bitter opponents.
Sturgeon calls the parliamentary committee partisan
The committee's decision comes a day after an independent investigation committee had concluded the opposite.
He stated that Sturgeon had not lied to parliament and that she cannot be blamed for the handling of the charges against her predecessor Salmond.
Sturgeon contradicts all charges and does not resign.
She calls the parliamentary committee of inquiry biased.
Meanwhile, Salmond has been acquitted after several women accused him of rape or sexual assault.
At the time, the Scottish government spent large sums of money against the advice of lawyers to get Salmond convicted.
Sturgeon has been Prime Minister of Scotland since 2014.
The next elections are in May.