MK Yoel Hasson (Kadima) asked the Knesset to hold an urgent meeting of the State Comptroller Committee to debate the manner in which the case against former prime minister Ehud Olmert was brought to trial.
Olmert was acquitted Tuesday of the two main charges against him and convicted of a relatively minor offense.
Hasson said on Tuesday that the committee should look into the behavior of State Prosecutor Moshe Lador and the State Prosecutor’s Office.
“When the work of the prosecutor is done quickly, in an unprofessional manner, while putting the whole country through turmoil, including forcing out the prime minister, and all this over nothing at all, we need to check if it was not in fact political considerations that were the decisive considerations in bringing the charges that were this morning shown to be nonsense,” he said.
Olmert was prime minister and head of Kadima before the charges against him led to his resignation and early elections in 2009.