The Popular Party has communicated this Thursday to the former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández the provisional suspension of party membership after the judge’s decision to prosecute him for the investigation related to the para-police espionage of the former PP Treasurer Luis Bárcenas, according to party sources.
Specific, the judge of the National Court Manuel García-Castellón has put an end to this investigation of the so-called ‘Operation Kitchen proposing to judge Jorge Fernández Díaz and his police leadership for this, although at the same time it has excluded the former general secretary of the PP María Dolores de Cospedal and her husband, the businessman Ignacio López del Hierro.
PP sources have reported that the Rights and Guarantees Committee chaired by Andrea Levy has communicated to the former minister that provisional suspension of membership in application of the party’s Statutes. In September 2020, when Fernández Díaz was charged with the ‘Kitchen case, the party already opened an information file for him.
Married: “I have” nothing to do or fear “
The president of the PP, Pablo Casado, has assured this Thursday that he “has nothing to do or anything to fear” from former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo, but that it is not yet known whether the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, have “something to hide” about.
“I have nothing to do with Villarejo, nor anything to fear; what we do not know is whether he (Sánchez) has something to hide: he should answer,” he said at the press conference on the balance of the year, in which he He added that both the president and the attorney general “have a lot to keep quiet about.”
Casado has responded this way when asked about the decision of the judge of the National Court investigating Operation Kitchen, the alleged para-police espionage of the former Treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas, to put an end to the investigations and has decided to try the former Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz for these events, while the former general secretary of the party, María Dolores de Cospedal and her husband, Ignacio López del Hierro, have been left out of the case.
The car, known this Thursday, leaves Fernández Díaz and his former number two, the former Secretary of State for Security Francisco Martínez, at the gates of trial; and other senior police officers.
Casado has indicated that the PP has already opened a disciplinary file against the former minister and that Fernández Díaz is suspended from membership and that the judge’s decision to exempt Cospedal from responsibilities in the case “should lead to a reflection on the parties that said that we were not doing anything against an innocent person.”
The president of the PP has stressed that the current leadership of the party “is honest and transparent and has eradicated any lack of exemplarity that may have occurred in the past.”
Not like this Sánchez, who continues to maintain “ERE ministers” in the government of Andalusia.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.