Sunday, June 13

Cospedal goes to the Kitchen commission despite the suspension of his statement

María Dolores de Cospedal, upon arrival at the Congress.

María Dolores de Cospedal, upon arrival at the Congress.

The former general secretary of the PP Maria Dolores de Cospedal He has gone to the Congress of Deputies this Wednesday despite the suspension of his appearance in the commission of the Kitchen case as a result of his imputation in the case that is being investigated in the National Court.

Cospedal was summoned this afternoon in the commission that investigates the alleged parapolice plot to spy on the former treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas, but hours before, while her husband, Ignacio López del Hierro appeared, Judge Manuel García Castellón has agreed to summon them as investigated both.

For this reason, at the end of tomorrow’s session, the PSOE Y United we can They have proposed to postpone ‘sine die’ the summons of Cospedal, and the commission has approved it with the support of all parliamentary groups except for the PP.

About 3:15 p.m. Cospedal has appeared in the room where the committee sessions take place. There he has complained that no one had notified him of the suspension and has gone to another room of Congress, accompanied by some PP deputies, to await that notification.

“And do I have to find out from you?”, Said Cospedal to one of the journalists present at the Congress.

However, socialist sources have stressed that at 2.30 p.m., as soon as the decision was agreed, from the Presidency of the commission, Cospedal was called to notify him of the postponement and, by not answering, that decision has been transmitted to his secretary.

Also the lawyers of the Chamber have done this management through an email, according to the same source.

United We can consider that the accusation gave “the perfect excuse” to Cospedal for not answering the questions of the deputies in a few days in which the commission should conclude its work.

The journalists have asked Cospedal what he thinks of his accusation, but the ex-leader of the PP has not commented on the matter.

The former PP minister has remained in Congress for more than an hour waiting to be officially notified of the suspension of her appearance, which she has described as “more than an outrage” and finally a lawyer from the Kitchen Commission has been in charge to inform it.

However, PP sources have indicated that Cospedal intends to register this afternoon a letter of complaint to the investigation commission of the Kitchen case for “the treatment received” since he insists that he has not received the notification or the reasons for the suspension. of his appearance.

What they want is to have this commission open for five months and so that they do not talk about pardons and talk about this. If it is what they want“, has complained Cospedal when it left the Congress.

The truth is that in addition to postponing their appearance “sine die”, the commission has approved, at the proposal of ERC, to extend the work of the investigation commission until December, so that they can appear again or make new subpoenas, for example that of former vice president Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, sources from that parliamentary group have indicated.

The commission had planned to close the appearance phase next week with that of Mariano Rajoy, but now it will wait for Cospedal’s statement on June 29 before the judge who imputes alleged crimes of bribery, embezzlement and influence peddling to agree on a new date.

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