«Israeli» AG Refuses Bibi Lawyers’ Request for Full Investigation Files
By Staff, Agencies
The “Israeli” entity’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit refused the request of defense attorneys of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive the full investigation material in the three corruption cases their client is indicted in, local media reported on Sunday.
In his answer, Mandelblit replied that the defendant will receive the full investigation files only after the indictment will be handed over to the court.
In a fiery response, the 'Israeli' premier slammed the attorney general, saying “How can one fight for the truth if the material indicating extortion under threat of state witnesses, selective law enforcement and setting judicial precedents in mankind's history is hidden?”
“One who continues to act in a non-transparent manner probably wants to attain a result that was planned in advance,” Netanyahu added.
According to Mandelblit, “at this stage, the essence of the investigation files is in [the lawyers’] hands and on its basis they made their different arguments during the hearing process and in regards to the immunity [request].
“These files contain all the investigations of the suspects,” Mandelblit continued, “hundreds of testimonies of witnesses, tens of thousands of investigation transcripts, recordings, accounting material… that form the essence of the investigation files regarding your client.”
Netanyahu, who faces three indictments including bribery, fraud and breach of public trust, denies any wrongdoing.
The “Israeli” Knesset approved last week the formation of the House Committee – a legislative body which will deliberate an immunity request from the entity’s prime minister, and is set to move forward in the coming weeks.