The PSOE is not going to waste politically the outbreak of Operation Kitchen, whose summary secret has been lifted revealing the maneuvers that the Government of Mariano Rajoy carried out to use State institutions, such as the Police, to spy on political adversaries or torpedo judicial investigations into the irregular accounting of the PP. The socialist leadership has decided to promote an investigation commission in Congress on this operation, as reported by Cadena Ser and socialist sources have confirmed to elDiario.es.
Harassment of policemen, change of judges and orders to Villarejo: history of the sabotage of the judicial case against the PP
The socialists want to corner Casado with this matter and demand explanations from him. In fact, the Secretary of Organization of the PSOE, José Luis Ábalos, demanded from the leader of the PP “exemplary disciplinary measures” in the event that the judge indicts the former minister Jorge Fernández Díaz or the former secretary general of the PP María Dolores de Cospedal. “We cannot but demand the president of the PP to act with responsibility and transparency, to say how he intends to act if Fernández Díaz, Cospedal or other members of the previous Executive are charged for having participated in the sewers of the State,” said the socialist leader.
The parliamentary spokeswoman, Adriana Lastra, attacked the conservatives on Tuesday, whom she accused of carrying out “a corrupt plot against the institutions of the State.” “It seems extremely serious to us. We are going to study the prosecutor’s report well, the summary and obviously we will deal with the groups,” replied the deputy secretary general of the PSOE to questions about whether they would support the investigative commission on the matter raised by ERC and others nationalist forces. “We do not rule it out”, added Lastra. The socialist leadership has already decided that it will register its own request for a commission of inquiry.
Casado tried to disassociate himself from Operation Kitchen and appealed to the presumption of innocence. “It comes from times long past,” said the PP leader.