Matteo Renzi will be heard on Wednesday 24 November at 4 pm by the parliamentary immunity junta of the Senate on the Open case. It is learned on the sidelines of the meeting of the Executive. To illustrate the case, the Italian senator Fiammetta Modena who, as far as we know, has proposed the conflict of attribution for the seizure of electronic correspondence, for the period in which Renzi was already a senator or in 2018. To ask that the leader of IV be heard, according to what is learned, the senator Giuseppe Cucca (Iv), receiving the favorable vote of almost all the members of the Executive. On the other hand, Pietro Grasso’s proposal was rejected, according to which the parliamentary body has no competence over the investigation.
During the meeting it was also reminded that it is not a question of wiretapping, but of the seizure of third party phones and it would therefore be advisable to verify the processing of the acquired data.
“I will not ask for immunity.” Renzi had declared during the day. “Indeed, when we ever arrive in the Chamber to vote for the acquisition of the material, I will vote in favor”.
The position taken by the leader of Italia Viva has not appeased the question and answer at a distance with the 5 Star Movement and its president Giuseppe Conte. The latter, after having dismissed without too many words the invitation to the TV confrontation left by the senator of Rignano (“I don’t do shows, we talk about serious things”), is attacked once again by Renzi: “Conte is one who escape. He is the fastest man to escape in history, when they distributed the courage he was in quarantine, he has the courage of the were-rabbit ».
On the affair that involved Matteo Renzi, sparks in the Senate Chamber in the afternoon between M5s and IV. As soon as the president Elisabetta Casellati officially proclaimed the budget session open with the assignment of the provision to the commission, the pentastellate group leader Mariolina Castellone asked to speak about the investigation into the Open foundation and accusing Matteo Renzi of being the protagonist of « a story with opaque and not very transparent outlines that calls into question prominent politicians ».
According to Castellone, there would have been “a real dossier against M5s”, adding that “the issue of transparency is linked to the high fees that Renzi receives from Italian and international subjects. There is a risk that the boundary between politics and business, between public affairs and personal gain will thin out until it disappears ».
The M5s exponent therefore asked for the adoption of a “code of conduct for senators that puts transparency at the center”. Immediate and harsh reply from group leader Iv Davide Faraone, who spoke of a “fall in style” by his colleague, ironically asking if his speech had been written by the journalist Marco Travaglio, while shouts and shouts were raised from the benches of the opposite sides. reciprocal accusations, so much so as to induce the president Elisabetta Casellati on several occasions to intervene to restore order, inviting the senators to let the interventions conclude.