The judge of the National Court investigating the 'Democratic Tsunami' case has expanded the document in which he requested protection from the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) for the statements made by the Secretary of State for Justice, Tontxu Rodríguez, to add the made by the parliamentary spokesperson for ERC, Gabriel Rufián, who from the Congress rostrum pointed him out as part of the "judicial war" so that PP and Vox "win with robes what they lose with votes."
As confirmed by legal sources consulted by Europa Press, the extension was requested this Friday. It was on November 15 when Rufián directly targeted Judge García Castellón for charging ERC leader Marta Rovira with terrorism in the case opened to investigate the actions carried out by the 'Tsunami Democrátic' platform. "The same judge who, by the way, still does not know who M. Rajoy is," he noted next.
In his intervention, the ERC spokesperson accused the chief magistrate of the Central Court of Instruction number 6 of having charged Rovira "taking advantage of the fact that a man had a heart attack in a 'mani'", in reference to the French tourist who died in 2019. after suffering a heart attack at the El Prat airport during the blockade action carried out by 'Tsunami'.
Rufián did not stay in 'Tsunami' and also blamed García Castellón for "getting Ignacio González - former president of the Community of Madrid - out of jail, for "saving (María Dolores) Cospedal - former general secretary of the PP -- of (Operation) Kitchen" and of "filing the king", probably referring to the archive of what is known as the 'Carol piece' of the 'Tandem case'.
It should be remembered that in that case, the judge agreed to archive in 2020 the investigation of an alleged assignment by the former friend of the king emeritus Corinna Larsen to the retired commissioner José Manuel Villarejo to obtain information about a Spanish assistant of whom he suspected.
With this decision, García Castellón responded to the request made by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, which requested the dismissal of the case, understanding that there were "sufficient elements" to support the commission of "crimes of bribery or the discovery of secrets in the two alleged orders that constitute the object of the investigation." the present investigation."
"Coincidences... all this is a judicial war, and denying it is like denying that the sun rises and sets for everyone every day," however, the spokesperson for the independence party stated this Wednesday.
Precisely, this past Thursday it was learned that the Permanent Commission of the CGPJ agreed to process the request for protection made by the judge, who requested it in response to the statements made by the 'number 2' of Justice, who accused him on a radio of wanting to influence amnesty negotiations for leading the investigation against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.
The executive body of the CGPJ made this decision by majority after "the statements made by several political leaders following the order issued on the 6th in which they agreed to continue the processing of preliminary proceedings 85/2019, in which the activities of 'Tsunami Democràtic'".
Specifically, García Castellón was referring to some statements by the Secretary of State for Justice on a radio and to others by the spokesperson for the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Patricia Plaja, in a press conference. The CGPJ gave the two ten days to present allegations.
It was last November 8 when Rodríguez, in an interview on Radio Popular, ironically pointed out that it was a "coincidence" that García Castellón led the 'Tsunami' investigation against Puigdemont and against the general secretary of ERC, Marta Rovira, a few days before. after an agreement was reached with Junts and a few days after an agreement had been reached with ERC.
He also pointed out that the former president of the PP Government José María Aznar "could talk a little about García Castellón." "What a coincidence that now, when an agreement could be reached to form a Government, they accuse the Catalan leaders! I have no idea if they are right or not, but what a coincidence that it has to be this day. It could have been a a year and a half before or a year and a half after, well no, right in the middle of the negotiations, if that is not influencing...", he censored.
As for the spokesperson for the Generalitat of Catalonia, on November 7 she stated the following: "Those whose responsibility it is to administer justice, some, not all, seek not only to condition political negotiations but also to punish them, by prevaricating."
For the CGPJ, "it can be considered 'ab initio' that there is sufficient basis to admit the petition for processing." Once the allegations have been received, the matter will be submitted again to the Permanent Commission for the adoption of a final resolution.