CNI director Paz Esteban appeared at the Commission on Official Secrets, which took place this morning in the Congress of Deputies, to report information published by The New Yorker about alleged espionage by Spain. to 63 independence leaders. Thus, this morning – and according to media reports – Esteban would have confirmed the espionage of 18 separatist leaders after receiving a court order. Sources close to the investigation claim that Esteban would have issued twenty court orders to spy on independence leaders.
Thus, the National Intelligence Center (CNI) this Thursday admitted that a number of independents who appeared on the list published by the North American newspaper were followed, and the rest of the people who were victims of wiretapping, including Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. He pointed to two possible “culprits”.: foreign country or members of the so-called “sewer” state. This was announced by the representative of the ERC in Congress Gabriel Rufian.
“We left the same way we entered, there were no official or unofficial secrets,” Rufian said. Thus, the current scenario does not reassure the members of the executive committee, who believe that this instruction had no force. Yesterday Defense Minister Margarita Robles defended the figure of the director of the Central Research Institutewhich caused a flurry of criticism from various parties in Congress, including from his coalition partner.
PP spokeswoman Kuka Gamarra said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s appearance in Congress is “more needed than ever” to give every explanation about the spying on his cell phone and whether it’s infected with Pegasus to other ExCom members . At a press conference in the lower house, the popular leader emphasized that the executive branch has information about cell phone interference among its members, as it has made it public, and now it remains to be seen how this happened, what could have gone wrong. what security protocols are in place to avoid this technological espionage, and are they enforced by the government.
Moreover, Gamarra stressed that Sanchez’s duty is to inform the public, explain in detail why he made this security breach public, and fulfill his “responsibility” for the appearance, which is now “more important and necessary than ever.” On the other hand, PNV congressional representative Aitor Esteban clarified that the head of the CNI sent documentation to the commission containing judicial authorizations for wiretapping, but could not specifically talk about the Pegasus program and, therefore, so much, did not offer any solution to this situation.
Vox will look into exposing the secrets of some MPs
Vox congressional spokesman Ivan Espinosa de los Monteros does not rule out that his formation will sue members of the Reserve Spending Commission for leaking secrets after the appearance of National Intelligence Center (CNI) director Paz Esteban.“A few minutes passed, and we did not have time to revise what was said about appearance, but we do not exclude anything”– he said at a press conference in Congress.
Espinosa pointed out that statements made by ERC spokesman Gabriel Rufian indicating that the CNI acknowledged that illegal espionage could be attributed to rogue elements or other countries are “an empirical demonstration” that there are MPs who should not be part of the Commission of the Reserved expenses which gives access to state secrets and which controls the secret services.
The representative of Vox insisted that the nature of this commission was secret and that there could be no deputies when they left who spoke about what was said inside, “true or not”either in the sources or in the public domain. “We will look into it,” he remarked when asked about these possible legal actions.
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