Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, according to an e-mail published on the Internet, was to ask his colleagues in 2019 to “call” journalist friends (especially symmetrists) and ask for a “proper summary of this conference, as beneficial as possible” for him. It was about the statement of the head of government regarding his and his wife’s property and the publication of “Gazeta Wyborcza”.
Correspondence is still being published on the Internet, which is supposed to come from, among others, the private e-mail box of the head of the prime minister’s office Michał Dworczyk. The rulers, questioning the authenticity of the e-mails, talk about a “Russian provocation”, but so far they have not shown a single example of a false e-mail. There are at least a few e-mails, however the truth has been confirmed by the persons mentioned by name in the correspondence.
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On Wednesday, an e-mail was published, which the prime minister was supposed to send on May 21, 2019 Mateusz Morawiecki. The message, as can be seen in the screenshot, was to be addressed to the then head of the Prime Minister’s Office Michał Dworczyk, Minister in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Łukasz Schreiber, Jacek Sasinthen secretary of state in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and then government spokeswoman Joanna Kopcińska.
The content of the revealed e-mail shows that it concerns the head of government’s press conference, during which he referred to the publication of “Gazeta Wyborcza” and his and his wife’s property.
“GW” then wrote that Morawiecki and his wife in 2002 bought 15 hectares of land for PLN 700,000 from the Church in Wrocław. The appraiser estimated that already in 1999 the property was worth almost PLN 4 million. In 2019 – as “GW” wrote – it could have been PLN 70 million. According to the publication, Morawiecki did not have to enter the plot in the asset declaration, because he made a partial property separation with his wife, Iwona Morawiecka.
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Morawiecki: a request to continue the fight
I think during the conference I was credible or very credible – Asia can confirm this because she heard a few meters from me. And there was a moment when I ran out of questions and I wasn’t satisfied with the explanation, so I did something that happened to me for the first time, and I don’t think Beata Szydło has ever done anything similar. – namely, I encouraged the lady from TVN to ask a question, then I answered the question and added a few questions. Therefore, it is worth emphasizing that: the prime minister explained everything during the conference, “plowing” the Wyborcza newspaper – disavowing all lies and manipulations through a few clear statements. I wouldn’t let go of this topic, I would just follow the blow. You have to additionally use another similar statement by Maciej Bluj because he gives it additional credibility. M.BLUJ is the vice-president during the holidays of R. Dutkiewicz and probably even in the times of Zdrojewski, or at least then during the holidays of Zdrojewski, he was the treasurer, so he knows the situation from the inside out and dealt with investments. So a request to continue the fight – not to give up, only to fight hard and skillfully for the truth of the narrative. To be clear – you can freely and calmly operate my declaration regarding the disclosure of spouses’ assets because we have nothing to hide, which I also explained during the conference. To sum up – as the saying goes: in politics, only what is moved moves. So regardless of the fact that the conference went in the right way – I have a request to call your journalist friends (especially Symmetrists) now and ask for a proper summary of this conference – the most beneficial for me …
Sasin was supposed to reply to the message.
Congratulations, it turned out really well. I will try to spread the topic as widely as possible.
Prime Minister: It would be good if our deputies started asking about Schetyna’s fortune, about Neumann
According to the revealed correspondence, the head of government was supposed to respond to the e-mail.
Thank you, it would also be good for our members to start asking about Schetyna’s estate, about Neumann who was up to something with the health fund + why the platform did not offer you transparency at the time when there was a gambling scandal.
Prime Minister: My wife and I have nothing to hide
On May 21, 2019, Morawiecki, when asked at a press conference after the government meeting about the reports of “Gazeta Wyborcza”, assured that neither he nor his wife had anything to hide. – I would also like to welcome such changes, such regulations that all property, including spouses, would be presented – he noted.
At the same time, he explained that the reason for concluding the property separation agreement was the business activity conducted by his wife. Such activity – as he explained – “is associated with contacts with contractors, is associated with issuing invoices, negotiations, talks, investing, renovations” in which he did not want to get involved.
As Morawiecki stated, the criterion of property separation was very simple. – All plots, real estate, flats that are rented, that are subject to economic activity, all those that may also be subject to investment processes, were taken over by my wife, and the rest that do not have such economic or business elements – fell to me. (…) There was one reason: running a business. I did not want to, and now, of course, as part of performing public functions, any combination with business activity would not be appropriate – he explained.
When asked when his wife’s financial declaration could be expected to be disclosed, he replied that this question should not be addressed to him. – I do not have the right to disclose my wife’s assets, but if there is such a regulation, we will do it with pleasure, immediately, because we have absolutely nothing to hide here – he declared.
At the end of October 2021 Constitutional Court led by Julia Przyłębska ruled that the Act on disclosure of family assets of the most important state officials, the draft of which was created in the prime minister’s office shortly after the publications of “GW” and was passed by the Sejm in September 2019, is unconstitutional. Therefore, the Act has not entered into force.
Reply of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
We asked questions about the content of the correspondence revealed on Thursday to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The prime minister’s office did not directly answer the questions asked. In response, she sent a message in which we read that “For many years, Poland has been one of the main targets of extensive and hostile hybrid activities carried out from the territory of Russia.”
“Both Polish special services and our Western partners identify this activity in cyberspace as a manifestation of activity against the West. Therefore, we will not comment on the content of materials that are used for disinformation campaigns carried out by persons from the Russian Federation” – added.
We receive a message of similar content every time we try to obtain information about the events described in the e-mails.
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