Villarejo says now that he met with Mariano Rajoy in Genoa to make sure he gave the order to investigate Bárcenas

"This looks like James Bond's last". Half year later, José Manuel Villarejo returned to the congress of the deputies. The Retired Police Commissioner has

Villarejo says now that he met with Mariano Rajoy in Genoa to make sure he gave the order to investigate Bárcenas

"This looks like James Bond's last". Half year later, José Manuel Villarejo returned to the congress of the deputies. The Retired Police Commissioner has been the protagonist on Wednesday in the lower house, where he has appeared in the Parliamentary Commission that investigates the 'Operation Kitchen'. As on other occasions, he has contributed new information about it and other cases, although he still does not provide evidence.

If in May announced that he kept "direct contact" with Mariano Rajoy by telephone, this Wednesday has gone a step further and has reported that he came to meet with the one who was President of the PP at the headquarters of the Party to "Have Guarantees" That the orders to investigate the treasurer of the Luis Bárcenas Training came from the former president.

"I wanted to know that it was this gentleman who was behind and was not an invention of the links," Villarejo explained to PSOE questions during the reactivation of this parliamentary commission, which studies the alleged espionage, with funds from the Ministry of the Interior He directed Jorge Fernández Díaz, the former popular treasurer in order to clarify if he possessed sensitive documentation on the PP, an issue that is also investigating justice.

Last May, Villarejo directly involved Rajoy in the Kitchen Operation by asserting that he kept conversations with him, through telephone courier conversations, to inform him of the development of this operation. Something that he has reiterated this Wednesday.

As he said, the former executive head of the executive "concrete questions". A series of conversations with "brief" answers, as he has qualified. Again, he has not contributed evidence.

They were precisely these issues that led to the meeting with Rajoy at the headquarters of the PP, in Genoa, has admitted. The former president asked via SMS issues and details that he had already confirmed through "the links" with which he developed the operation.

"He gave me the impression that he did not trust the interlocutors." For this reason, to confirm that the "order" arrived from the former president, she said, she ended up looking at Rajoy in March 2014. It was in the office of the then Secretary General of the PP, María Dolores de Cospedal.

She, in fact, was present at the meeting, according to the retired commissioner. A woman "from the surroundings near Rajoy" was also present, and a lawyer, training lawyer, who defended, has believed to remember, a popular treasurer, without specifying if it was Luis Bárcenas or Álvaro Lapuerta.

Villarejo - that a few days ago he went to the national audience at first judgment against him by the so-called Tandem case - without giving more details, he added that, in addition to this meeting, he saw "three or four times more with Mariano Rajoy, Although for issues other than operation Kitchen.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 23:10

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