Pedro Sánchez Appears in Congress to Explain Espionage with ‘Pegasus’


Dozens of Catalan pro-independence politicians, including the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, were spied on via the computer program Pegasus. The unleashed political crisis led to the resignation of the director of the CNI.

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchezappears this Thursday on the Plenary meeting to report on the political crisis caused by the espionage with the ‘Pegasus’ systemwhich affected dozens of Catalan pro-independence political leaders as well as members of their executive branch, leading to the resignation of Paz Esteban as director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI).

Sánchez will give explanations at the request of the opposition, who demanded his appearance on the Council of Spokespersons, leaving the two political forces that make up the government, PSOE and United We Can, in a minority. It will also be a monographic debate, as requested by the other political groups, which will start this Thursday morning at nine o’clock.

Sánchez will answer to the deputies of the wiretaps carried out on 60 Catalan and Basque pro-independence politicians through this espionage program, including the current president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, who has provoked the ire of ERC, the government’s investment partner.

He will also report on the attack on his mobile phone and the terminals of the Minister of Defense, Margaret Oaks and the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaskathat took place in May and June last year, at the beginning of the diplomatic crisis with Morocco that lasted more than a year.

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Source: EITB


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