The head of the CNI provides several court orders and points to some foreign country

The director of the CNI, Paz Esteban, has appeared at the Official Secrets Commission, which took place this morning in the Congress of Deputies, to report on the information published by The New Yorker on alleged espionage by Spain towards 63 independence leaders. Thus, this morning – and according to reports in the media – Esteban would have confirmed the espionage of 18 separatist leaders after receiving a court order. Sources close to the investigation assure that Esteban would have provided twenty court orders to spy on independence leaders.

In this way, the National Intelligence Center (CNI) has admitted this Thursday that a certain number of the independentists who appeared on the list published by the North American newspaper were spied on, but for the rest of the people who have been victims of wiretapping, including the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, He has pointed out two possible ‘culprits’: a foreign country, or members of the so-called ‘sewers’ of the State. This has been revealed by the ERC spokesman in Congress, Gabriel Rufián.

“We left as we entered, there have been no official or unofficial secrets,” said Rufián. Thus, the current scenario does not calm the members of the Executive, who consider that said commission has not had any validity. Yesterday, the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, defended the figure of the director of the CNIprompting a barrage of criticism from various parties in Congress, including that of his coalition partner.

The PP spokeswoman, Cuca Gamarra, has defended that the appearance of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, in Congress is “more necessary than ever” to give all the explanations about the espionage on his mobile phone and if he has been infected with Pegasus to other members of the Executive. At a press conference in the Lower House, the popular leader stressed that the Executive has information on mobile phone interference among its members, because it has made it public, and it is now up to clarify how it happened, what could have gone wrong, what security protocols exist to avoid this technological espionage and if they have been followed by the Government.

Moreover, Gamarra has stressed that Sánchez’s obligation is to inform society, detail why he made this security breach public and exercise his “responsibility” to appear, which is now “more important and necessary than ever.” On the other hand, the PNV spokesman in Congress Aitor Esteban has detailed that the head of the CNI has gone to the commission with documentation that contained the judicial authorizations for the wiretaps, but could not speak specifically about the ‘Pegasus’ program and, therefore, so much, has not offered any solution to this situation.

Vox will study the revelation of secrets of some deputies

Vox’s spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, does not rule out that his formation take legal action for revealing secrets against deputies of the Reserved Expenses Commission after the appearance of the director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI), Paz Esteban.“A few minutes have passed and we have not had time to review what has been said about the appearance, but we do not rule out anything”he pointed out at a press conference in Congress.

Espinosa has indicated that the statements made by the ERC spokesman, Gabriel Rufián, pointing out that the CNI has admitted that illegal espionage can be attributed to uncontrolled elements or to other countries are “the empirical demonstration” that there are deputies who should not be part of the Commission of Reserved Expenses that gives access to official secrets and that controls the intelligence services.

The Vox spokesman has insisted that the nature of this commission is secret and it cannot be that, when leaving, there are deputies who tell what has been said inside, “whether true or not”either in sources or publicly. “We will look at it”, he has remarked, when asked about these possible legal actions.

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