Three weeks after the outbreak of the pegasus caseespionage on 65 pro-independence leaders and activists through the software Israeli, once again monopolizes the activity in the Congress and the Senate since this matter, far from diminishing, has broken the confidence of the groups of the majority of the investiture towards the Government of Pedro Sánchez.
The constitution of the Official Secrets Commission 17 months after the beginning of the legislature, as well as the appearances last week by the Minister of Defense, Margaret Oaksand the director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI), Peace Stephen, were aimed at shedding light on issues that are protected by the Francoist law of official secrets. Nothing is further from reality.
The escalation of tension between the Executive and its partners, as well as the rest of those affected by the case with leaders spied on among their ranks, increased after Esteban’s appearance behind closed doors at the secret commission. From this parliamentary appointment it transpired that 18 people of the 65 counted by Citizen Lab were spied on by the CNI with judicial authorization, including the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragoneswhile the director of the intelligence service disassociated herself from the rest of the spies.
Given the doubts left by the information transferred to the groups in said appearance, from which the Government dissociated itself hours later, added to the spying on Pedro Sánchez and Margarita Robles recognized by Moncloa a week ago, this issue becomes chronic and returns to dominate parliamentary activity this week with more weight and strength, bringing together the partners and the opposition in a kind of common front against the Executive.
In this way, late this Tuesday afternoon, the chamber will debate a motion as a result of the questioning of ERC on the democratic quality of the Spanish State. Through this initiative, which the Republicans already addressed to the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, on April 25 at the height of the Catalangatethe aim is for Congress to take a position on this matter, this being the first proposal to be put to the vote (it will be next Thursday).
Previously, in the control session to the Government in the SenateJunts and Ciudadanos will agree to ask for explanations for the espionage, while the PP will disfigure the entry of ERC, EH Bildu, Junts and the CUP in the Commission of Official Secrets of Congress, whose representatives were elected by an absolute majority after the Chamber Baja will agree to reduce the majorities necessary to unclog the constitution of this parliamentary body.
The questions addressed to the Government in the control session in Congress They will also be focused on this scandal. Pedro Sánchez, Margarita Robles and the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, will have to answer this Wednesday up to seven questions about the actions of the intelligence services and espionage on members of the Government through the Pegasus program.
In the afternoon, Bolaños will confront the groups during his appearance at the Constitutional Commission which, despite being at his own request to account for the Annual Regulatory Plan and its evaluation, will be about the pegasus case as this matter is included in the agenda. Likewise, and for sure, espionage will capitalize on the debate on amendments to the entire National Security bill, which will close a new parliamentary week with the stability of the legislature in the spotlight.