Both Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the President of the Constitutional Tribunal, Julia Przyłębska, could have had a direct impact on the choice of the head of one of the new chambers of the Supreme Court – it follows from the e-mails that are to come from the mailbox of Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Politicians commented on the next installment of the so-called e-mail scandal.
According to the correspondence that appeared on Wednesday on the website publishing e-mails that are to come from Dworczyk’s mailbox, both Prime Minister Morawiecki and President Przyłębska could have had a direct impact on the election of the acting president of the Supreme Court of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs. It is an exceptionally important chamber which, among other things, rules on the validity of the elections.
In the allegedly published news, Dworczyk informs, inter alia, that the president is asking for the preparation of a list of people who the prime minister criticizes and “sees no possibility of countersigning for the position of head of the new chamber of the Supreme Court”. According to the correspondence, the president was to choose a person for the position only from among the candidates who were not assessed negatively by the prime minister.
Gasiuk-Pihowicz: We have the right and the obligation to demand explanations
Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz, member of the Civic Coalition, called on Thursday for an in-depth explanation of the matter. – As a club, we would like to ask you to supplement the agenda of the currently ongoing session of the Sejm with an item that would include the presentation by judge Julia Przyłębska of information about her participation in the e-mail scandal described by the media – she said at the conference. – We will also try to verify and explain the circumstances indicated in the e-mails by every available way – and in the mode of access to public information and through interpellations – she added. She noted that almost a day after publication, “the authenticity of any of these e-mails has not been questioned or confirmed”. – We have both the right and the obligation to demand, demand explanations and ask questions – emphasized the deputy.
Trela: This is PiS in the lens
MP Tomasz Trela from the Left said that the ruling politicians “so far talked to each other at some dinners and meetings, but now the words are probably too imprecise, so it must be in writing so that the PiS idol could read it”.
– And that’s the effect. So were and are judges. This is PiS in the lens. If we are to insert someone, we will write an e-mail stating that he / she has to be: name, surname and to be performed – said the MP.
Paszyk: a brutal confirmation of the pathology of power
– This phrase by Jarosław Kaczyński about a social discovery (that is what Przyłębska called – ed.) Obliges us to do something. For loyalty, for allegiance and for such a political plotting that is extremely needed by President Kaczyński – said Krzysztof Paszyk from PSL.
He added that the published e-mails are “brutal confirmation of the pathology of the authorities”
Terlecki: the government should clear up the issue of leaked e-mails
Terlecki, asked by journalists in the Sejm whether the president of the Constitutional Tribunal participated in consulting personnel matters in the Supreme Court, replied: “I do not think so”, and taking into account that this is due to the e-mails published on the web, he stated that he did not know their content. Asked whether the government should explain the leaked e-mails, the head of the PiS club said: – He should. First of all, it should clarify which are genuine and which are somehow a hoax.
Pointing out that this is not the case, he replied, “I think he does, just a job that takes time.
Fogiel: this is an operation of the Russian services
Law and Justice deputy Radosław Fogiel, asked by journalists in the Sejm for a comment, said: – I will not comment on the content of the Russian services. As far as e-mails are concerned, we have spoken about it many times, it is an operation by the Russian services, he argued.
When asked if the e-mails were real, Fogiel replied that the goal of “whoever did it” was to get the public in Poland and journalists “excited about it” and “wonder: this is true and this is not true”.
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