Controversial Ex GERB MP Accuses Tsvetanov of Murder Plots
Former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, had maintained a secret police unit to pressure and even murder businessmen and politicians, according to Emil Dimitrov, former controversial Member of the Parliament from the GERB party.
Dimitrov made the shocking statement Saturday in an interview for Nova TV.
"Why do you think I sent my child abroad," he asked rhetorically.
Dimitrov also showed for the camera two short text messages from Tsvetanov as proof the latter had pressured the former MP and the former Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, to illegally help companies that have committed breaches in the forestry sector. He accused the government of the centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, of exerting State racket on a number of businesses.
The ex-MP said he firmly believed Tsvetanov was the mastermind behind the illegal use of special surveillance devices and mass spying in the country, stressing he knew the vindictive personality of the former Interior Minister.
Dimitrov also blasted the latter for revealing in another TV interview earlier Saturday that Naydenov was getting a divorce.
The wiretapping scandal dubbed the "Bulgarian Watergate" continues to send shockwaves in the country, with "round two" starting Friday, after a recording leaked to the media.
The recording includes an outrageous conversation between former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, former Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, and already-former Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov.
The taped conversation is filled with profanities, curses, vulgarities, and insults of prosecutors, politicians, and journalists, including ridicule of some of them over their possible sexual orientation.
The most insults are directed at Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, with Kokinov blaming Borisov of handpicking him as it turned out he was not acting as expected.
The talk basically revolves around corruption charges pressed against Naydenov and Kokinov being in hot water over breaches he had committed, and ways for both to get out of them.
The Prosecutor's Office summoned Dimitrov as well to interrogate him over information about election process breaches and attempts of vote buying, which he firmly denied before the Nova TV host in the Saturday interview.
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Emil may or may not be fully honest in this latest statement. But ht efundamental question remains: how can Bulgarians continue to support the GERB party? It is more than extraordinary that GERB continues to maintain a decent lead in virtually all pre-election opinion polls. It is hard to imagine that after all the Feb.-March protests, we may well be be back to square one come May 13. Are people here awake to what is literally 'hitting the fan'? Too bad there is not a solid radical democratic formation to the left of BSP. Many of the 90% here would probably vote fior them.