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President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, penned a letter to the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis concerning the anti-corruption agency, the DNA, to callout and complain about alleged corruption in the agency’s operations.
Romania’s Dance With Corruption Continues
Giuliani starts out the correspondence by stating, “I am writing to express my concerns about continuing damage to the rule of law in Romania being done under the guise of effective law enforcement.”
The Mayor then outlines concerns about secret protocols between Romanian intelligence services and the DNA, installed by its former head, Codruta Kovesi. Giulian proceeds to allege intimidation of judges, defense lawyers and witnesses, unconstitutional phone tapping, forced confessions, and unfair judicial processes.
The letter can be found here: Giuliani Letter to Romania
In an interesting twist, the Romanian ambassador, George Maior, was recalled to Bucharest after negative comments he made about the letter in the press, where he called the letter a lobbying campaign for those who have problems with the justice system.
“Ambassador George Maior had a stance that was not approved at the central level in the Foreign Ministry or the government and it does not represent the Romanian Foreign Ministry’s stance,” a foreign ministry statement said. “His role is to promote the national interest … and he is required to abstain from public statements that can negatively affect bilateral relations with other states.”