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Now we also want to see Matteo Renzi’s health file. How are your analyzes going? Have you paid for the tickets? Or did he charge them to his Open foundation, the rascal?
Welcome to the era of total transparency. The party that advocated it, the grillino, has disappeared, as Di Battista claims: the new Conte management has stopped shouting ‘honesty’, its parliamentarians no longer ‘report’ their salaries. But the voyeur resists.
Today a newspaper published the statement of the former prime minister: all the income received from June 2018 to March 2020 at the branch of his bank in the Senate.
For the avoidance of complaints, the newspaper specifies: nothing illegal. These are the two-year proceeds for Renzi’s new (second) work, after his expulsion from Palazzo Chigi in 2017: international lecturer, from 20 to 50 thousand euros for each speech. Plus the 653 thousand by Lucio Presta for the famous documentary on Florence. Total, about two million.
A nice take, as we say in Milan. But all declared: Renzi’s 730 of 2020 in fact indicates an income of one million, the previous one 800 thousand.
So where’s the news? But above all, where is the scandal? Nowhere. Even the investigators specify this, but by depositing the documents of one of the three investigations open on Renzi they could not resist attaching this succulent shopping list. Or the servant, given that “the proceeds of the former prime minister are not subject to investigation”.
In short, here we are served a nice keyhole in which Renzi’s haters can satisfy themselves by watching, spying, suspecting. The usual names are enough to excite us: Saudi Arabia, Benetton, banks. Yes, the senator likes the dictatorship of Riyadh, a bit like Prodi and many others like that of Beijing. The “murderer of the Morandi bridge” family (cited 5 stars) paid Renzi 20 thousand, probably for yet another speech, but who knows if it is another “fictitious contractual relationship” on which to open a fourth investigation, after the one on the documentary by Presta.
And the banks, oh, the banks. Worse: the 147 thousand euros from the asset management company Algebris, certainly speculative given the excellent returns announced. Come on, Matteo, confess: it’s a bribe, it’s okay that you’re a talker, but how many speeches would you have had to get all this money?
We do not remember extracts from private current accounts published on Fanfani, Leone, Andreotti, Forlani, Craxi, Berlusconi. Yet half of Italy hated them too.
We do not see investigations into the many foundations that crowd the political undergrowth, organizing conferences and trips for almost all parliamentarians on the right and left. Is it possible that only Renzi’s has violated the law on party financing?
But above all: how is it that a politician rated at 2-3% attracts such amazing attention? They say it’s because he brought down the last two governments and installed Draghi. So what are we waiting for? Let’s put a video camera in the bathroom as well.
Source: Huffington Post Italy Athena2 by www.huffingtonpost.it.
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