Podemos files an appeal against García Castellón’s order that excludes Cospedal from the ‘Kitchen case’

We can have presented this Monday an appeal resource in the National High Court against the order of the investigating judge of the kitchen caseManuel García Castellón, who refused to charge Maria Dolores de Cospedal, former general secretary of the PP. The purple formation requests to resume the instruction and extend it for six more months and charge Cospedal, her husband, Ignacio Lopez del Hierroand his former chief of staff, Jose Luis Ortiz.

It also asks the judge that the new Villarejo audios published as of May be investigated within this piece of the tandem case, number 7.

You have to remember that Garcia Castellon decided to open a new room in Tándem, 34, to investigate the new audios, some of them between Villarejo and Cospedal, which result in their relationship and in the commissions that the commissioner received to harm political opponents of the PP. The magistrate rejected the Anticorruption request to incorporate the audios into the instruction of the piece on Kitchen, in view of the new indications about the participation of the former general secretary of the PP in the operation to seize the former treasurer of the PP Luis Bárcenas of documentation on the illegal financing of the party.

We can reiterate in your resource, to which you have access Publicthat the new known facts -specifically, the audios published on May 16, 18 and 19, 2022- prove “the participation of relevant members of the Popular Party leadership – and specifically of María Dolores de Cospedal- in the direction and execution of the “Operation Kitchen”. In these audios, Cospedal is heard alluding to Bárcenas’s “little notebook” and the suitability of “stopping” it.

According to the left-wing party, “these new facts clearly show that María Dolores de Cospedal, contrary to what he declared in courtwould be perfectly aware of the situation and gave orders on the main objectives to disrupt the action of Justice against the plot Gurtel and more specifically, in what affected both her and her political formation”.

The recording released by The country on July 7, in which Villarejo is heard saying: “I have a hell of a song against Podemos”; and Cospedal to answer: “It’s a bomb. I do want that” also appears in the Podemos resource. Regarding the same, he indicates that it reveals “the existence of a police plot that had as its objective, in collusion with certain media, the production of false evidence to damage the reputation of rival political formations in an electoral context.”

The purple formation affects the existence of a stable criminal organizationin whose leadership María Dolores de Cospedal and the former Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, would presumably be, whose objective was “to protect the Popular Party government from the corruption scandal that was being judicially investigated through all the means at its disposal.”

On the other hand, the resource continues, the objective of said plot orchestrated at the top of the Rajoy government would be “harm the Podemos political party and its leaders”for which “the fabrication and dissemination of false information against the aforementioned political organization would have been ordered, in clear collusion – as the published audios have clearly confirmed – with certain media outlets.”


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