Skip to comments.Lieberman Responds to Indictment: I've Been Targeted for Years
Posted on 12/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Avigdor Lieberman responded Thursday to the recent indictment of fraud and breach of trust brought against him, saying he has been the target of suspicion and questioning for a long time now. Hinting that he has no intention of resigning, he said he hopes the matter will be settled as soon as possible.
The Attorney General charged that Lieberman used his influence to promote the former Israeli ambassador to Belarus because the ambassador illegally leaked information about an investigation against him.
"The investigation against me has been going on for sixteen years," said Lieberman. "From July 1996 there has not been one day when I was not questioned, suspected or was not an intelligence target."
Lieberman spoke to a crowd of young supporters at a Yisrael Beytenu gathering and tried to explain the details of the case which stemmed from a relationship with the ambassador to Belarus. "In 2008 I was in the opposition and I lead a delegation to the Minsk ghetto. On the visit, the ambassador wanted to see me. I went to the hotel and he handed me an envelope. I looked at it, read it and told him to let go of this nonsense. I threw the envelope into the toilet," Lieberman said.
"If I have to I will pay the price in pride...I want the court to decide as quickly as possible," he said, hinting that that he had no intention of resigning and wanted to focus instead on the upcoming elections.
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