‘Via Delmastro and Donzelli’. But Salvini locks them down: ‘It’s not in question’
The controversy over the intervention of the vice president of Copasir does not subside, John Donzelliwho attacked the Democratic Party yesterday in the classroom, referring to the visit made by some dem parliamentarians atanarchist Alfredo Cospito, sentenced to 41 bis in prison in Sassari. The Democratic party asked the MP to Brothers of Italy to resign from the role of vice president of Copasit because, according to them, for political purposes he would have revealed information covered by secrecy. And he extended the request for resignation also to the Undersecretary of Justice, Andrea Delmastro. Donzelli does not intend to take any step back because, according to him, the information was available to any parliamentarian. However, the position of the two parliamentarians is armored by Matteo Salvini. “I don’t think such important positions can be questioned for an afternoon parliamentary controversy”: affirms the deputy prime minister and infrastructure minister. “I count on it all ending with a handshake,” he adds. “Everyone contributes to not turning on the climate and to dilute the tones“.
The Public Prosecutor of Rome has opened an investigation file in the light of a complaint presented by the Green Party MP Angelo Bonelli in relation to the story of the Fdi deputy Giovanni Donzelli who in the courtroom “made public environmental interceptions of the Dap between members of the ‘Ndrangheta and the racketeer with Alfredo Cospito”. The complaint assumes the crime of disclosure and use of official secrecy.
This morning the Pd has retracted the request for resignationalso extending them to Undersecretary of Justice Andrea Delmastro and asking for an intervention by the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordio. “We have had confirmation that Mr. Donzelli did not have access to the documents at the Ministry as he had awkwardly tried to justify himself in the courtroom. The revelation comes, by his own admission, from Mr. Delmastro Delle Vedove, who, as undersecretary for justice with responsibility for the Dap, he has access to information covered by secrecy. He disclosed its content so that his colleague Donzelli could use them by exploiting them against the Democratic Party. Therefore, there is no longer just one problem Donzelli who cannot remain second in addition in a delicate role such as Copasir (the safety of Italians is in danger if the vice president of Copasir is a leaker of confidential information and in doing so he does not even realize that he has committed an offence). There is also a case of Delmastro Delle Vedove who cannot stay a second longer at the Ministry. The presence of a person who reveals the most confidential and highly sensitive information for the fight against the mafia and terrorism cannot remain one second longer in via Arenula. However, if President Meloni does not intervene, then there is a Meloni case because, given the relations he has with the two, if he does not invite them to resign, we are authorized to think that he has approved or tolerated the plan and strategy of the two exponents of the Brothers of Italy”. So Debora Serracchiani, Pd group leader in the Chamber .
“If ever I, or any member of Copasir were to reveal information obtained thanks to their role in Copasir, during Copasir meetings or by studying Copasir documents were to reveal it externally, they would do well to resign. But this is not the case because it has nothing to do with it. It is clear how things went”. It is the answer of the hon. Giovanni Donzelli at Agorà Rai Tre when asked if he will resign from Copasir. “What I reported were not wiretaps, but a conversation picked up in prison and included in a report by the Ministry of Justice, the content of which, as a parliamentarian, I could be made aware of. Paradoxical that the parliamentarians of the Democratic Party, instead of explaining why they went to see Cospito and what they think of the 41 bis, attack me”. Donzelli said in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “I have not divulged wiretaps, but I have spoken of what was reported in a report to the Ministry of Justice of which, as a parliamentarian, I was able to know the content. I have not violated secrets”. “They have not given me any confidential documents – he continues – Wanting to learn more about the Cospito affair, I asked undersecretary Andrea Delmastro for detailed information”. and specifically of Cospito at 41 bis. They stutter. Released from prison, they said that the penalty must be humane. But Cospito does not suffer any inhuman treatment. Apologize to them. With the Italians,” added Donzelli.
And in support of the two parliamentarians intervenes the barrage of the majority. “On the secrecy or otherwise of Mr Donzelli’s quotes, reading the minutes, it seems to me that there are no quotation marks and therefore there is no passage that has been taken from this or that report. There may be a ‘exemplification of what is short-cut information in which there is no element of secrecy. Information is different from wiretaps,’ he said Tommaso Foti, group leader of Fratelli d’Italia to the Chamber, entering Montecitorio.
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