The former president of the Union of Public Prosecution Judges considered that internal reflection was “useful” for judges and for the institution itself, and said that it should be done in both successful and unsuccessful cases, because “there are cases in which one can know how it was done and whether good results were obtained and others why not.” are obtained, often the reasons are not the same, and often the answers must be different.
Antonio Clooney acknowledged the failures committed by the Public Ministry during the investigation into Operation Influencer and admitted that this could harm the image of the judicial institution. Although its importance to the success of the investigation was ignored, he stated that it was necessary to rethink the way in which wiretaps were recorded.
The judge preferred not to comment on the silence of the Attorney General of the Republic, as she is a “hierarchical boss,” but she is He stated that “there is nothing to criticize” regarding Lucilia Gago’s trip to Belem to provide further explanations Regarding the investigation on the day of the Prime Minister’s resignation, based on the “connection (…) and solidarity of the authorities,” which he considered required an order of this kind.
“I think it is quite normal (…) that the Attorney General of the Republic would have a need or desire to inform the President of the Republic and perhaps also the Prime Minister (…) exactly what was happening because this is a very important event.” “Serious reactions”“Clooney said.
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