Edelstein, Netanyahu deny PM has asked for immunity from prosecution

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein’s office denies reports that he has been informed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is seeking immunity from prosecution in three corruption cases.

“No request has been made,” a spokesperson for Edelstein tells The Times of Israel.

Netanyahu must inform Edelstein by tomorrow that he plans to ask the Knesset for immunity — or forgo the immunity process.

A spokesperson for Netanyahu is also denying the Channel 13 report a short time ago, according to which the PM formally informed Edelstein he would seek immunity.

— Raoul Wootliff

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