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Congress calls Bárcenas to appear on March 11

The former treasurer of the PP, Luis Bárcenas

The former treasurer of the PP, Luis Bárcenas

The Committee of the Congress of Deputies investigating the Kitchen spy operation has called appear to the ex-treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas on March 11, day in which the appearances in parliamentary headquarters will begin.

The Bureau and Spokespersons of the Commission investigating the illegal use of personnel, means and resources of the Ministry of the Interior, in order to favor political interests of the PP and to annul incriminating evidence for this party in cases of corruption, during the government terms of the Popular Party it has approved this Wednesday the list of 30 appearing parties in which the former president of the Government Mariano Rajoy appears last.

Parliamentary sources of the Commission have advanced to EFE that the order of the appearances has been agreed by PSOE and United We Can and that while Bárcenas is called to appear the first, as requested by most of the parties, Rajoy and the former Minister of the Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, will attend the Congress last.

Bárcenas has the obligation to appear in Congress on March 11, although you could use your right not to declare, and that same day Miguel Ángel Bayo Herranz and Felipe Eduardo Lacasa are also called to intervene in the commission. Bayo will declare as a practitioner of the Operational Deputy Directorate and in charge of managing the funds reserved in Fernández Díaz’s stage as Minister of the Interior.

The first presence of Bárcenas in the commission that investigates the alleged para-police operation to remove evidence from box B of the PP It was requested by PSOE and United We Can and supported by ERC in order to find out if it negotiated with the current leadership of the PP, and since the former treasurer has decided to collaborate with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Bárcenas has recently pointed out that former president Mariano Rajoy got rid of the documentation in a “paper shredder” machine that reflected the accounting in B of the party.

These appearances will begin on March 11 after the State Attorney General’s Office has available to Congress the data collected by Anti-Corruption on the list of existing causes and the courts where they are processed linked to this operation. Among those appearing are, in addition to Bárcenas’ wife, Rosalía Iglesias, former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo and former PP minister María Dolores de Cospedal.

This is the expected order of appearing in the Kitchen Commission

– Luis Francisco Bárcenas Gutiérrez

– Miguel Ángel Bayo Herranz

– Felipe Eduardo Lacasa Córdoba

– José Antonio Rodríguez González

– Diego Pérez de los Cobos

– Manuel Morocho Tapia

– Bonifacio Díaz Sevillano

– José Angel Fuentes Gago

– Enrique García Castaño

– Enrique Barón Castaño

– Andrés Gómez Gordo

– Juan Antonio González García

– Mariano Hervás Cuevas

– Marcelino Martín Blas

– Javier Iglesias Redondo

– Silverio Nieto Núñez

– José Luis Oliveira Serrano

– Eugenio Pereiro Blanco

– Eugenio Pino Sánchez

– Rosalía Iglesias Villar

– Sergio Javier Ríos Esgueva

– Jorge Sanchís Bordetas

– José Antonio Nieto Ballesteros

– José Manuel Villarejo Pérez

– Ignacio Cosidó Gutiérrez

– Francisco Martínez Vázquez

– Ignacio López del Hierro

– María Dolores de Cospedal García

– Jorge Fernández Díaz

– Mariano Rajoy Brey.

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