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Frigerio on the K Notebooks: “The Saddest Part Is That No One Is Surprised”

The Interior Minister referred to widespread Kirchernite corruption.

By | [email protected] | August 2, 2018 12:19pm

HyDn1lxS7_930x525__1Rogelio Frigerio on television program TN last night. (Photo via Clarín)

As the country processes the latest corruption scandal, involving bags of “K money” and a chauffeur’s eight notebooks of diligent record-keeping, the list of detainees grows. Although the revelations brought to light by La Nación journalists certainly represent an explosive new development in the political sphere, Rogelio Frigerio told news channel TN that “the saddest part is that no one is surprised.”

The Interior Minister continued, “We all knew that there was a web of corruption in the last administration. Because of that, it’s important that we have banished that idea. What is happening today in Argentina is not a political deed, it is a criminal offense. All this money that was taken are houses that weren’t finished, sewers that weren’t built, roads that weren’t completed.”

He adds, “It is difficult for Kirchnerism to accept that this criminal web is associated with public works. But the evidence continues to grow stronger.”

The Cambiemos member is clearly trying to distance the current administration from the criminal acts of the previous one, turning the issue into an agenda. When asked if the former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner should resign from her position as Senator, he said, “That has to be determined by the Court, and then the Senate to vote her out. The Court has the freedom to convict someone for taking money from taxpayers.” He closed, “justice is not managed by any individual. We are all equal before the law.”