The vice president, Cristina Kirchner, went out to complain to the Supreme Court of Justice to take action on the alleged persecution of opposition leaders during the macro stage which the Kirchnerism calls “lawfare.” He did it through ten twitter messages, which he published on Wednesday afternoon in his social network account. At the end of that communication he talked about “The need to put Justice back on the path that the Republic imposes”. A phrase that sounded a warning three days after the announcement of President Alberto Fernández, who in Congress anticipated the sending of a judicial reform project.
In that tweet thread, Cristina alluded to an editorial that the journalist Carlos Pagni did on Tuesday in his Odyssey program that broadcasts the La Nación + channel. The newspaper columnist then said that “the judges of Comodoro Py began to make compulsive, indiscriminate and violative use of preventive prisons when the newspaper La Nación, on a Sunday, was about to publish the photos of all federal judges who were responsible for the impunity of Kirchnerism. ” He added that “several magistrates thought they should produce a piece of news to move that cover, and put Ricardo Jaime in jail.”
When the program was not over yet, the propaganda structure that supports Kirchnerism in some media and social networks began to reproduce Pagni’s concepts to justify the theory of lawfare and the craving collusion between members of Justice and the media. Along the same lines, twenty-four hours later, the vice president’s tweets appeared.
“They say that a half truth is a lie and it turns out that what the well-known journalist did not tell is that just that Sunday, April 3, 2016, in which the famous cover with the judges of Comodoro Py was supposed to appear was the The same Sunday that the Panama Paper’s scandal in which the then President Mauricio Macri was directly involved was going to be made known worldwide. That is why Judge Ercolini, the day before, ordered the arrest of the former official, “Cristina tweeted.
“The complete truth is that: either they put a former officer in prison or published the cover with the photo of the judges. The goal was the same: cover and cover up Macri in a scandal that caused the resignation of presidents, prime ministers and ministers around the world, ”the vice president speculated in another message.
Hours after the vice president’s tweets, Pagni wrote a column in the newspaper La Nación clarifying his position. With the title “Cristina Kirchner and the false alibi of lawfare”, the journalist pointed out that “The story was different. Commodore Py’s judges did not need to receive orders to request the capture of Kirchner officials because they had a much more powerful imperative. Many of them, with very few exceptions, were at risk of being warned that, for 12 years, they had been part of the Kirchnerist mega corruption as providers of impunity for the suspects, ”he said.
Pagni also explained that La Nación published two notes on Sunday, April 3, 2016. “One with the title federales Federal judges regain their centrality’, and the other as ‘Comodoro Py, one by one’. To carry them out, the journalists made inquiries in the courts. These consultations aroused in the magistrates the worry that their inaction of so many years would be exposed. In this context, the capture of the former Secretary of Transportation, Ricardo Jaime, was precipitated in a case for the purchase of rail material from Spain and Portugal, which was followed by Judge Julián Ercolini ”. The journalist clarifies that the articles were published and not that the newspaper “Was about to publish” the notes with the image of the judges.
Ricardo Jaime, Secretary of Transportation during the management of Nestor Kirchner, He was sentenced to prison for kickbacks and for abuse of authority in the railway tragedy of Once. Along the same lines, the former Secretary of Public Works, José López, who was arrested with handbags containing nearly nine million dollars, was also convicted of serious corruption. Better luck had his direct boss, Julio De Vido, who on Wednesday had already fully recovered his freedom by being benefited in the cause by corruption in the administration of the Rio Turbio mine.