Amthor affair: a shepherd defends himself: I Have done my Job

The designated Thuringian CDU-Chairman, Christian shepherd is defending himself against accusations that he had the affair with his colleague Philip Amthor some

Amthor affair: a shepherd defends himself: I Have done my Job

The designated Thuringian CDU-Chairman, Christian shepherd is defending himself against accusations that he had the affair with his colleague Philip Amthor something wrong. "I'm in a complex Situation," said shepherd of the F. A. Z. "I have to do my Job. It is completely ridiculous to me something to the leg hang.“ The 44-year-old member of Parliament was the Ministry until the beginning of February of this year, Ostbeauftragter of the Federal government and Parliamentary state Secretary in the German economy.

Stefan Locke

a correspondent for Saxony and Thuringia, based in Dresden.

F. A. Z. Twitter

In this role, shepherd had met in November 2018 within a week, twice with Amthor and representatives of the company Augustus Intelligence to the conversation, as a response of the Ministry to a request of the Greens in the Bundestag shows. For the Left, which leads in Thuringia the government, it was a steep template. The Federal Director of the party asked the shepherd to obtain the Hit position, and also the Prime Minister, Bodo Ramelow asked shepherd via Twitter: "did you Know the backgrounds? Did you know of the Connections? What is your assessment?“ His own assessment for Ramelow as already: "For a handful of shares, options and Director positions are holding talks with the Federal policy."

Ramelows Tweet was "below the belt", said shepherd. "This has annoyed me quite a bit." He understood, however, that the Left politicians take advantage of the situation. Nevertheless, he was irreproachable. In the Federal Economics Ministry he had headed at the time, the Department "Innovation and the Digital" and was therefore "responsible" for the Amthor-mediated dialogue with representatives of the company Augustus Intelligence who had founded two Germans in New York.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 11:21

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