Mircea Geoana defends himself against the insinuations coming from the PSD camp, suggesting he was the man who had negotiated with Traian Basescu. Mircea Geoana says the episode is very similar to another one, a year before, when he had been ousted from his party also because of suspicions. ‘Saying that I have negotiated in the name of Traian Basescu is too thin. I suspect that someone may have fallen into a trap in this very charged and stressful context with the election campaign, fears and suspicions. How can anyone believe that I and a gang of outlaws have taken to the heather and repeat UNPR’s doing? (…) This invention reminds me of the situation we had a year ago, when I was the Speaker of the Senate, when they said I had been plotting with Basescu so they unseated me from the top of the Senate and ousted me from the party,’ Mircea Geoana told ‘Gandul’. Geoana explained that he and Victor Ponta had not spoken yet, but that he had talked to PNL President Crin Antonescu, the person who had claimed the betrayal first. ‘I have not talked to Victor Ponta. I will try to.’ Geoana said. On the same subject, PSD Vice President Marian Oprisan, was asked if he had been contacted by Mircea Geoana to obtain his support for forming a new Government. Oprisan said it was ‘a despicable diversion’ and that ‘wire-pullers’, regardless of the party, wanted to create a problem for PSD.