“Look at this excerpt from Dr. (Carlos) Beraldi’s statement, where he demonstrates the lies of Luciani and Mola about the fantasy of pressure and intimidation to vote on the budget,” the former president wrote on her official Twitter account, accompanying a video of more of 3 minutes where part of the argument that his defender pronounced during the days of Monday and Tuesday in the trial is heard.
In the video of the allegation, Beraldi stated: “This fantasy of intimidation was built outside the judicial sphere, but when it comes to this sphere, these things must be tested and we must ask and prove this to the -legislators- who had at that time . We cannot prove it with those who are affiliated with the government and so we ask the others –the opposition-“. “We are going to ask people who have promoted many complaints against Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. We asked Margarita Stolbizer (JxC) if she knows or knows if any legislator was pressured by the Executive to vote on the Budget laws”, she added.
Below are statements from different deputies who deny or are unaware of alleged pressures. When asked, Stolbizer replied: “No, never. Not at all”, while the deputy Fernando Sánchez (JxC) replied: “To my knowledge, no”.
Meanwhile, legislator Ariel Pasini (FDT) pointed out, when asked by the defense, that there was “no type of pressure; all the freedom in the world to vote with freedom of conscience. I take responsibility for everything I voted for in the Chamber of Deputies.”
“This shows fantasy,” Beraldi concluded in his plea this week.