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Attorney General Knew That Private Investigators Were Tailing Actors in Netanyahu Probe

Erdan urges AG to order probe claims Netanyahu investigators were followed

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan urges Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate claims made by Police Chief Roni Alsheich that the officers investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption were followed.

"This is a significant and worrisome statement that should keep the attention of anyone who is responsible for the rule of law and the independence of law enforcement," Eran tells Mandelblit in a letter. "I cannot ignore these things and move on to the next item on the agenda."

"An attempt to intimidate the police investigators who are doing their duty is an act that can not be tolerated," he says.

Last week, Alsheich said that "powerful figures" had hired private investigators to collect information about the police investigators in the corruption cases against the prime minister, apparently to personally discredit them should they recommend indictments.

The Police investigation makes the recommendation for indictment. In a normal procedure the Attorney General follows the recommendation. In case of a Prime Minister, he does not need to step down once indicted. It would take a no-confidence vote in the Knesset to make him leave the Office of Prime Minister. The Likud Party would nominate a new leader and PM. AFAIK

There will be a lingering political crisis in Israel and endless debates in the Knesset causing months of delay before the AG makes his call.

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by Oui on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 at 10:05:08 PM EST
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