PSOE praises the “forcefulness” of the director of the CNI to deny illegal espionage to independentistas


The spokesman for the Socialist Group in Congress, Héctor Gómez, praised this Thursday the “clarity and forcefulness” of the director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI), Paz Esteban, to deny that there had been illegal espionage on pro-independence politicians, to the time he has questioned the information published in The New Yorker.

Gómez has expressed the satisfaction of the PSOE for the explanations of the director of the CNI, who has appeared for three and a half hours behind closed doors before the Reserved Expenses Commission. “We make an extremely positive assessment, something has been very clear: the Government has moved within the strict sphere of legality”, she has settled in a subsequent press conference.

The socialist deputy praised the “enormous will” of Paz Esteban to clarify the facts and the “much information” made available to the deputies, for which he believes that “it has become clear that the CNI has moved in the written field of legality”. “The commission has exceeded expectations due to the clarity and forcefulness of the appearing party”, he stressed.


In his opinion, the appearance of Paz Esteban is “a very important step” and he has reiterated his absolute support for the defense minister, Margarita Robles, and the CNI. “We are not in the phase of dismissals”, she has settled, when she has been asked about the requests for resignation from the opposition or even United We Can.

In addition, he has questioned the version published by The New Yorker and has asked “to analyze the reliability of the information or misinformation that comes out in areas that are not public and that can be generated to destabilize.” “Not everything that is published corresponds to reality, not everything can be taken for granted,” she warned.

Espionage on independentistas has focused Esteban’s explanations, as detailed by Gómez, and the infection of the cell phones of President Pedro Sánchez and Minister Robles has not been discussed much.


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