“They want to repay Mateusz Morawiecki directly. And this is a tied transaction.”
Photo: STEPHANIE LECOCQ / EPA / PAP / tvn24.pl
17 people from the so-called Morawiecki list contributed almost a quarter of a million zlotys to the PiS election fund, pointing out that it was money for the prime minister’s campaign. Reporters of tvn24.pl and the magazine “Czarno na biały” reached the transfers that confirm this. None of the 17 donors agreed to talk to the camera on this topic. – This is not in line with the spirit of the law, I would reject such transfers – comments Stanisław Kostrzewski, former PiS treasurer.
In Law and Justice, for many years he was a human institution, he was called “the president”. He was the first to be the party’s treasurer for a total of 10 years. He left once, in 2006, came back three years later. In 2014, he said goodbye to politics for good. And he fell silent. Journalists repeatedly urged him to talk about a time when he was close to the political center of events. It was only for us that he decided to grant it and break the seven-year silence. He told what he thought about the financing of the election campaign by party nominees in state-owned companies.
But first, before we made an appointment with Stanisław Kostrzewski, there was a list. “Morawiecki’s List”.
At the beginning of September, Robert Zieliński, a reporter on tvn24.pl, reached her. It was created in the power camp, although it is uncertain who prepared it. It has over 160 names of people holding lucrative positions in state-owned companies. It was called “Morawiecki’s list” because it is supposed to identify people related to the head of government.
We followed her trail. More specifically: armed with the “Morawiecki list”, we went to the National Electoral Commission and analyzed, payment after payment, transfers to the Law and Justice election fund. But more on that.
A friend of the prime minister
One of the people on the list is Wojciech Myślecki, a longtime friend of Mateusz Morawiecki, who often advised him. Myślecki already in the 90s held important positions in state-owned companies, he also has extensive experience in the private sector. It is considered the “pearl” of this list. In an interview with us, he emphasizes that “the list was made to weaken the position of the prime minister”.
– Who in the ruling camp would care to weaken the position of the prime minister? – we ask.
– It’s no secret that Ziobro’s group is constantly against the prime minister [Beata Szydło – red.] she also did not quite come to terms with the fact that her successor is now Morawiecki. So in general, this entire PiS camp would most eagerly carry out a quick annihilation of the prime minister and make them happy then, says a friend of the head of government.
– Why is he so disliked?
– He’s a stranger. He is constantly trying to fit into the party machine, but it seems that he is not doing very well – says Myślecki.
Myślecki owes his position only to himself. However, a significant part of people on the list may consider the moment when they met Mateusz Morawiecki as one of the most important in their professional life.
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