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PM's aides mulling petition to delay police recommendations
Netanyahu's advisers consider petition to High Court preventing recommendations against him until police claims of efforts to threaten officers are investigated.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisors are considering a petition to the High Court of Justice to prevent the police from making recommendations on whether or not to indict him until allegations that "powerful" elements tried to collect information about police officers are investigated, Ynet learned on Friday.

 

 

Over the past two days, the prime minister's advisors held consultations on a possible legal response to the police's claims.

 

During the weekend, legal experts advising Netanyahu are due to submit a report detailing the pros and cons of a petition the High Court on the matter, and a decision is expected to be made on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu (Photo: Emil Salman)
Prime Minister Netanyahu (Photo: Emil Salman)

 

Quite a few of Netanyahu's close aides believe a petition should be filed in order "to prove that the police commissioner's claims were not true," one source said. "This is exactly our chance to show how tainted the investigation was."

 

However, they run the risk of creating antagonism among the public or the High Court dismissing the petition.

 

Commissioner Roni Alsheikh claimed in an interview with investigative TV show Uvda on Wednesday that police officers investigating the prime minister were "subject to external pressure through (their) family."

 

Alsheikh reportedly turned to the attorney general at the time and alerted him to his suspicions, but the police chose not to investigate the suspicions, nor did they provide the attorney general with any evidence to support the claims.

 

The police chief's accusations have led Netanyahu to mount an offensive against him, making Facebook posts every day since slamming the police and questioning the integrity of the investigations against him.

 


פרסום ראשון: 02.09.18, 19:41
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