The President of the People’s Movement Party (PMP), Traian Basescu, wrote on Friday, on Facebook, that prosecutors, judges and SRI officers such as Florian Coldea, Laura Codruta Kovesi and Mircea Negulescu, must disappear from the magistracy and from the Romanian Intelligence Service, and be held liable in front of the law for compromising the fight against corruption “through abuses, unjust repression and inadmissible involvement into undemocratic political games”.
“Later, it will be too late. The fight against corruption seems to be almost compromised I terms of image. Who compromised it? Exactly those who, holding the appropriate position in the last three years, had to decently carry it, with evidence and by respecting the fundamental rights. Unfortunately, they didn’t do this, and they compromised the credibility of the actions of fighting against corruption (see PS about the list of the notorious facts)” wrote the PMP Senator.
He added that “the practice of ‘relaxing’ in the SRI villas with wines and parties of the prosecutors, SRI officers, judges and politicians together is already a political picture which equally compromises all the participants, and unfortunately, it unjustly casts mistrust on thousands of honest prosecutors, judges, SRI officers and politicians”.
The former President believes that “these realities are about to compromise an essential and necessary activity, discrediting exactly the fight carried out by the state institutions against corruption”.
“I gave repeated warnings since 2015 on these inadmissible deviations ad their consequences, but the choir of the ‘intransigent’ people declared me a defender of the corrupt ones, which is a big lie. Oh… if you mean a defender of the fundamental rights, I agree, but that doesn’t mean a defender of the corrupt people’ Traian Basescu added.
The PMP leader also said that “because of discrediting the fight against corruption, a trained guy, who is also incredibly corrupt and coward, namely Adrian Nastase, seemed today to become subject of injustice, forgetting that he was ‘Bombo away from whom you were running in Congo’, or ‘Nastase, seven houses’”.
“Lucky him that Aunt Tamara cannot testify, and Petrache and Bittner ‘forgot’ to return the ‘borrowed’ assets” added the Senator.
Traian Basescu mentioned that, in these circumstances, “the giant propaganda machine consisting in journalists and analysts with a questionable morality, well paid from the money stolen by Vantu and Voiculescu, invaded today all the TV channels, chuckling and thoroughly washing the faces of the corrupt people and their masters, whom they declared ‘martyr heroes’”.
“Journalists, analysts, lawyers and teachers strongly attached to PSD lies and values, managed to restore the unbreathable atmosphere of the 2009 electoral year and of the night of December 6 to 7, due to the false propaganda. Unfortunately, prosecutors, judges, SRI officers, by their abuses and by discretionary use of power, occasioned this pellagra of transition to reinvent itself” the former President underlined.
The PMP Senator added that prosecutors, judges and SRI officers such as Coldea, Kovesi and Negulescu, must disappear from the magistracy and from SRI, to be held liable in front of the law for compromising the fight against corruption.
“For this failure caused by the abuses of the last three years, prosecutors, judges, SRI officers such as Coldea, Kovesi, Selaru, Rosu, Stanciu, Dumbrava, Dragomir, Negulescu, Savin and many, many others, who mistaken the state institutions with some tools at their disposal to gain personal unlimited, illegitimate power that no one gave to them, must disappear from the magistracy and SRI. But they don’t just have to disappear. They have to be held liable in front of the law for compromising the fight against corruption through abuses, unjust repression and inadmissible involvement into undemocratic political games” Traian Basescu said.
The former President believes that “the fight against corruption must be recredited and relaunched, now, and “not later”, by replacing those who compromised it with magistrates who understand that televised justice is the poorest, immoral and illegal solution, and that any criminal case must rely on the respect of the fundamental rights and on real evidence”.
“If those who are responsible for abuses, including those who caused ECHR decisions unfavorable for Romania, will not be quickly removed from magistracy and held liable, ‘later will be too late’, and nothing that was well-done will not be recovered anymore. Today, the anti-corruption balance is still positive, both in terms of reality and image. How will it be in a few weeks? It’s hard to tell” added the PMP leader.
Traian Basescu’s list of notorious facts includes “counterfeit evidence, false denunciations obtained under the threat of handcuffs, prosecutors protecting the corrupts’ interests just because they served them as they wanted, namely they made denunciations against political targets carefully selected, prosecutors and judges refused to consider the Law no.334 of 2006 on financing the parties and electoral campaigns, court panels controlled by SRI”.
The PMP President outlined that this category may also include “judges who compromised themselves by issuing thousands of technical surveillance warrants without any verification, like sergeants executing orders, prosecutors who directed humiliating and illegal TV shows of imprisoned people before they were judged, judges who ordered unjustified imprisonment before people were judged, prosecutors who destroy the companies whose managers are suspect, more and more frequent failures of the DNA cases, quickly mad against public persons who bother the System”.