ERC, EH Bildu, CUP, JxCAT, PDeCAT, BNG, United We Can and Compromís, in short, all the parliamentary allies of the Government plus the minor partner of the Executive itself have registered in Congress the request to create a commission to investigate “the link between various official state bodies and a media, business and parapolice network, with resources and weapons reserved for state agencies at the service of spurious interests outside the general interest and presumably paid for with reserved funds”.

The signatory groups take it for granted “without a doubt” that in the Spanish State “there are vigilante structures, outside current legislation, made up of high-ranking officials who are members of the Security Forces and Bodies and with access to tools -and weapons- highly sensitive”.

They affirm that these structures have their roots in the dawn of democracy and in the “involvement of the intelligence services and other State institutions with the coup of 23-F or the plot of the GAL”. They therefore assert that this type of framework is a “historical constant” that is not subject to control despite being “paid for with public resources” and cite as an example the so-called patriotic police that was created to hinder the investigation of corruption cases of the PP, as well as espionage on the former treasurer of the popular party, Luis Bárcenas. They also refer to the Tándem, Little Nicolás, Dr. Pinto cases or the “irregular police investigation of Podemos and its financing”, in which former Commissioner Villarejo appeared as a key character.

In this sense, they reproach the Executive of Pedro Sánchez for not having given any explanation about his commitment to dismantle said structures and, in addition, they blame him for trying to escape by all means from being accountable for the espionage case to activists, politicians, lawyers and journalists related to the independence cause. A scandal, they say, that must be investigated “as a preliminary step to assuming the relevant responsibilities and purging it.”

With the parliamentary investigation commission that they are trying to promote, the signatory formations intend to “know in detail the link with the police and the media network of Villarejo” created, they affirm, “to obtain money from pressuring public figures and political parties with information obtained irregularly”; “investigate the possible existence of any vigilante plot outside the law” and its link with private networks; know “the weapons and devices at the disposal” of said plots and “propose prevention measures and parliamentary control of the Secret Services, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defense to prevent the future creation of irregular espionage plots or any parallel police structure outside the law”.

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