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Israel: 'Investigate the investigators' - Netanyahu's refutes corruption charges

5 22.11.2019 Инфо

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SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Prime Minister (Hebrew): "This is a tainted process, and we need to put an end to it. I know that at every criticism we will say, people might argue, 'How dare you say this? You undermine the rule of law'. What are you talking about? When there is such a sequence of events, which I will soon talk about, you need to demand. You need to demand that the investigators are investigated. Investigate the investigators. It is about time, the public gets clear answers to all these incidents, and also about the tainted investigations that were against me, and in this tainted process, they weren't after the truth, they were after me. The investigators did not push the witnesses to tell the truth, they threatened them so they would lie, tell what the investigators wanted to hear - this is what happened."
SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel Prime Minister (Hebrew): "I won't let the lie win, I will continue to lead the country according to the law, exactly as written, I will continue to lead the country with responsibility, dedication and care for the security and the future of all of us, for our country, for democracy, for the rule of law and for justice, we need to do one thing, we need at least to investigate the investigators. Thank you."
SCRIPT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected his indictment on an series of corruption charges, calling on the public to "investigate the investigators." He made the statement in a televised speech from Jerusalem on Thursday.
Netanyahu denounced the corruption scandal, blaming what he described as "tainted investigations." He added, "They weren't after the truth, they were after me."
The Israeli prime minister was charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. He is accused of accepting gifts from businessmen in exchange for favourable press coverage. Netanyahu denies the charges and said they were part of a political 'witch-hunt' to remove him from power. He has insisted he will not resign and is not legally obliged to do so.