Former MP Tomasz Kaczmarek, known as Agent Tomek, reported the crime and “applied for the status of a crown witness” – reports “Gazeta Wyborcza”. – We were dealing with a kind of journalistic and political arrangement combined with the secret services, in order to simply make politics with the help of the secret services – said Krzysztof Śmiszek, an MP from the New Left. PiS MP Kacper Płażyński said that “he is not a particularly credible person.”
Tomasz Kaczmarek, a former officer of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (2006-10) and former PiS MP (2011-15), filed a crime report last Friday and “applied for the status of a crown witness” – we read in Wojciech Czuchnowski’s text in Monday’s “Gazeta Wyborcza”.
Agent Tomek “tells how, at the request of his superiors – Mariusz Kamiński, Maciej Wąsik and Ernest Bejda – he handed over documents to journalists: Cezary Gmyz, Dorota Kania, Tomasz Sakiewicz and Samuel Pereira.” “Today they are stars of pro-government media. They received materials with the highest secrecy clauses, and the heads of the Bureau were fully aware that they were breaking the law,” we read in Czuchnowski’s text.
The spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Olsztyn, prosecutor Daniel Brodowski, in a message sent to tvn24.pl, confirmed that “on November 17, 2023, Mr. Tomasz K. appeared at the Olsztyn-Północ District Prosecutor’s Office in Olsztyn, where procedural activities were carried out with him.”
“Attempt to obtain impunity”
The press office of the Minister Coordinator of Special Services said in a statement on Monday that Tomasz Kaczmarek’s current activity is “another attempt by him to obtain impunity.” “His story is based on lies,” we read.
“In November 2019, Tomasz Kaczmarek was charged with a number of criminal charges relating to multi-million financial frauds in the so-called Helper association scandal,” we read in the release.
“Due to the allegations, as well as the lack of consent of the Coordinating Minister to ensure him impunity, in the following months Kaczmarek began spreading insinuations against Minister Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik – both in the media and the prosecutor’s office,” the press office said.
“In connection with distributing these false accusations, Tomasz Kaczmarek was charged with giving false testimony. In this case, the indictment against Kaczmarek was submitted to the court in August 2021,” it was written.
“Kaczmarek’s current activity is another attempt by him to gain impunity. His history is based on lies,” it concluded.
Wąsik: Kaczmarek attacked with lies
The Secretary of State at the Ministry of Interior and Administration commented on the matter Maciej Wąsik on X (formerly Twitter).
“Tomasz Kaczmarek wanted impunity in the case of extortion from the Helper association. When he was refused, he attacked with lies. The indictment for false testimony given in 2019 is already in court. Kaczmarek is still seeking impunity and continues to produce lies,” wrote Wąsik.
Kierwiński: Kamiński and Wąsik have already been convicted once for abuse of power
I think this type of information will be interesting, especially for the prosecutor’s office and independent courts. In Poland, recidivism cannot happen. Recidivism when it comes to using secret information to destroy political opponents – said Marcin Kierwiński, MP of the Civic Coalition, in an interview with TVN24. The politician is tipped to be the main candidate to take over the position of Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration in the government Donald Tusk.
– Kamiński and Wąsik have already been convicted by a Polish court once. What for? For abuse of power. It turns out that after the president pardoned them, they started exactly the same behavior again. This must be settled and will be settled – concluded Kierwiński.
Zbigniew Kuźmiuk: Kaczmarek is trying to court the favor of perhaps the new majority
TVN24 reporter Sebastian Napieraj reported from the parliamentary corridors that Law and Justice politicians are primarily trying to discredit the credibility of the former PiS MP.
– I have the impression that a man who is convicted and perhaps wants to shorten his sentence at all costs – said Law and Justice MP Zbigniew Kuźmiuk. Napieraj pointed out to him that Kaczmarek was not convicted. The MP reflected and said: – he is under serious charges and is possibly seeking to shorten the inevitable sentence.
– In this way he is trying to court the favor of perhaps the new majority. This is the road to nowhere. If someone wants to believe a man under serious accusations and build their future on that basis, I see it as bleak, said the PiS MP.
Law and Justice MP Kacper Płażyński said in a conversation with a TVN24 reporter that “Tomasz Kaczmarek is a rather discredited person who seems to be on trial for fraud.” – Therefore, this is not a particularly reliable person – he added.
Śmiszek: Agent Tomek opens Pandora’s box
– These revelations that appear in the media today are only confirmation that we were dealing with some kind of journalistic-political arrangement combined with the secret services in order to simply make politics using the secret services. In order to destroy specific people from competing political camps and to simply use the state for this purpose, said Krzysztof Śmiszek, an MP from the New Left.
According to Śmiszek, “whether Agent Tomek is credible or not is one issue.” – He certainly has very valuable information that must be received by the prosecutor’s office or the courts in some way – he added.
– This is not the only thing we have had to deal with when it comes to the use of secret services, because it is a story from years ago. After all, the last few years have also shown that the secret services, the prosecutor’s office, and the police are in the service of one party, the party Law and Justice – said the MP of the New Left.
– I am convinced that Agent Tomek is opening Pandora’s box, from which more people will emerge who will tell the truth about the Titanic that is sinking, i.e. about the power of Law and Justice – he summed up.
Wojtunik: Kaczmarek should be protected for having the courage to confess to the prosecutor
There was a boss CBA Paweł Wojtunik commented on Monday’s publication of “Wyborcza” on X (formerly Twitter). “You may not like Tomasz Kaczmarek for the times when he played Tomek’s agent, although Kamiński and Wąsik loved him then. However, he should be protected because he dared to admit to the prosecutor that he had committed crimes and participated in an organized criminal group,” wrote Wojtunik.
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