«13 questions to protect the democratic confrontation #RenziRispondi». This is the title of the long post published by the Movimento 5 Stelle on its website, and relaunched via social networks, in which a series of questions are asked to the leader of Italia Viva Matteo Renzi that touch on some themes that emerged from the Open investigation but not only. “These questions – we read on the blog – are asked by the M5S in the interest of all citizens, as a guarantee of the principles of full transparency and accountability, which must distinguish the work of all politicians and which are fundamental to fuel the confidence of citizens in institutions and in the political class “. “On these aspects, the 5 Star Movement is not willing to move back one millimeter – he underlines -. Politics cannot be just a matter of respecting the rules, penalties in particular. For us, politics, in a primary and essential way, is a question of respect for the dignity of people and of “discipline and honor”. Ultimately, it is a question of ‘public ethics’. Without moral conscience, our country has no future ”. The reply from the leader of Italia Viva Matteo Renzi is certainly not long in coming: “Giuseppe Conte has prepared 13 questions for me: I will be happy to answer in a live TV confrontation. I await your proposed date and in the meantime I prepare the 13 questions for him, from masks to Venezuela. I am sure it will not escape the democratic confrontation. True?”.
Among the 13 questions that the Movement poses to the IV leader and former premier is the one on the “anti-hail” propaganda structure: «this project, already at a first reading, presents an impressive number of profiles of illegality. Why did you forward it without comment to another collaborator of yours “? And “why did he decide to reiterate, again recently, his esteem for the journalist who developed this project” ?. And again: “Don’t you think you have to apologize to the M5s?”. And then: «How do you explain the e-mail sent to a close collaborator that would contain an indication to know the schedules and to address the contents of the TV? Do you think behaviors are in keeping with a former prime minister as well as leader of a party and respectful of freedom of information? “Adds the M5s, who also asks questions about the intention to use social media to spread” content that is disparaging towards the M5s? “. Furthermore, “beyond any legal prohibitions, does it seem compatible with the constitutional principle of ‘discipline and honor’ the conduct of a parliamentarian who collects hefty salaries from the Saudi government?” As well as: «in words, he has shown that he cares about the battles for civil rights. Does his absence seem consistent to you at the time of the vote on the Zan bill, motivated by yet another trip to Saudi Arabia? ». And again, “the papers of the investigation testify to the urgency to close the Open foundation by January 31, 2019 in order to avoid the application of the Corrupt Sweeps law strongly desired by the 5 Star Movement. Why were you so worried “? “Do you intend to oppose or will you not oppose, with your party, the battle that the M5s is waging in Parliament over the conflict of interest?” asks the M5s again, who then returns to the Autostrade affair: “Why, in 2019, did you accept a loan from Alessandro Benetton, a member of the Board of Directors of Edizione Holding?” asks the M5s for which “the same discourse applies to the financing of Open by some business groups, which, due to the accusatory hypothesis formulated by the Florence Public Prosecutor’s Office, would be illegal and even corrupt”. “The criminal proceedings will have its course … but don’t you think that these behaviors risk undermining citizens’ trust in institutions and in the political class?”. The M5s then concludes by recalling Renzi’s sentence (“If you want to make money, don’t do politics”) to ask the leader of IV: “Why didn’t he feel the need to inform his constituents?”. Meanwhile, the dossier sent by Matteo Renzi arrives tomorrow evening in the Council for the Elections and Immunities of the Senate. To the junta, the former prime minister sent some papers on the investigation concerning the Open foundation. In the dossier also the ordinances, it is learned, of the judiciary. The first step for the commissioners will be to understand if the affair can be connected to his function as senator in office. At that point it will be decided how to proceed with the investigation. No vote would therefore be expected in the evening.