A police report from Internal Affairs indicates that Rajoy had "knowledge" of the espionage of Bárcenas
A report from the Internal Affairs Unit analyzes the recordings seized from Commissioner Villarejo after his arrest and indicates that the espionage of Luis Bárcenas was an operation "coordinated" by the Secretary of State for Security between 2013 and 2016, Francisco Martínez, "with knowledge from Asturiano and Largo ". "El Asturiano" is identified by the investigators as the then president of the Government and the PP, Mariano Rajoy Brey, while "El Largo" is the lawyer Javier Iglesias, whom Villarejo and others implicated repeatedly point to as a link with the chief executive , according to the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office in its report requesting the imputation of Jorge Fernández Díaz and María Dolores de Cospedal.
Villarejo wrote a note in which he said that the investigations of the Kitchen operation dealt with "the location of documents, as well as the discovery of activities of police-judicial interest of the target LB" and that the authority should be informed "immediately" judicial, something that never happened.
The Internal Affairs police, however, write: "It is concluded that in reality it would be an operation aimed at locating compromising documents and files with leaders of the Popular Party, which would have had a positive result and would be coordinated by the then Secretary of State for Security (with the knowledge of El Asturiano and El Largo) without there being evidence until the moment that the seized material has been obtained in the judicial procedure ".