Nicola Sturgeon’s husband had been accused of giving "not credible" testimony to a Holyrood inquiry and Scottish prosecutors are facing mounting calls to investigate him for potentially lying under oath. Peter Murrell, who is also the SNP’s chief executive, on Monday denied giving false statements to Holyrood's Alex Salmond inquiry during a previous hearing but was told it was “self evident” he had done so. One MSP told him directly that they did not believe his claim that his wife kept him in the dark about an explosive meeting with Alex Salmond at the couple's home. He was also accused of making false claims about whether he had been at home during the meeting and about the existence of text messages he sent to other party officials about sex assault investigations facing the former party leader. The 56-year-old told MSPs, who are investigating the unlawful civil service probe into the former First Minister, that he thought Mr Salmond was just “popping in for a chat” with Ms Sturgeon at their Glasgow home on April 2, 2018. However, in her own written evidence, Ms Sturgeon said she suspected Mr Salmond wanted to see her because he was “facing an allegation of sexual misconduct” and was about to resign from the SNP. Alex Cole-Hamilton, a Lib Dem MSP, said to Mr Murrell that it was “not credible” that Ms Sturgeon would not have shared her suspicions with her husband.