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PiS government e-mail scandal. Three investigations, one may lead to charges against the prime minister – “Wyborcza”

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The prosecutor’s office is conducting three investigations into the leakage of emails from Michał Dworczyk’s mailbox, according to “Gazeta Wyborcza”. As the newspaper points out, one of the proceedings “may lead to charges against Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his closest associates.”

The ongoing investigation was announced by the national prosecutor Dariusz Barski in response to an interpellation by MP Hanna Gill-Piątek from the Civic Coalition. The investigation concerns “exceeding powers by public officials using private e-mail boxes to perform official tasks”.

“I have no doubt that this investigation is political in nature. In the prosecutor’s office headed by Zbigniew Ziobro nothing is accidental. In this case, Ziobro gives a signal that he can launch a process at any time that will sink Morawiecki’s team, Gill-Piątek told Wyborcza.

The prosecutor’s office did not reveal details and information about possible charges. “Regardless of this, the prosecutor’s office found that the way of communication of very important officials in the state was unacceptable from the point of view of applicable law” – indicates “GW”. According to the sources of the daily, “several ministers and advisers to the prime minister, led by Morawiecki himself, are mentioned as possible future suspects.”

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Michał Dworczyk and Mateusz MorawieckiFORUM

Three email leak investigations

The second investigation, also reported by Prosecutor Barski, concerns the “taking over of access data to the e-mail account belonging to the Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister”. There are three suspects in the case. “GW” sources claim that “the services established a ‘chain of intermediaries’ – the first of the suspects had access to the minister’s mailbox, the second copied it and passed it on to the third, already directly related to Confidential Conversation”, i.e. the portal that publishes the e-mail from Dworczyk’s mailbox.

The third investigation has been ongoing since February this year. It concerns the suspicion that in the e-mail correspondence exchanged by the minister Michał Dworczyk with his defense advisor state secrets were revealed, including those protected by the highest “top secret” clause. The prosecutor’s proceedings concern e-mail correspondence between Michał Dworczyk, then head of the Prime Minister’s Office, and his defense adviser, Colonel Krzysztof G.

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