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Ex-cabinet secretary admits to shredding docs before Bennett replaced Netanyahu

Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, and then-Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman, at the first meeting of the 35th Government, in the Knesset on May 17, 2020. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, and then-Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman, at the first meeting of the 35th Government, in the Knesset on May 17, 2020. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Tzahi Braverman, the former cabinet secretary to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, admits to shredding documents in the Prime Minister’s Office before Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office, in a recording published by Haaretz.

In the recording, Braverman can be heard saying: “Before I left I even took some documents that were in the safe, gave them to my deputy and told her to shred them now. She shredded them, and that was it.”

Braverman denied saying such a thing to Haaretz, stating: “It did not happen. Every action I took in the course of my duties was done lawfully, and any other insinuation is false.”

Netanyahu, who is currently on trial for multiple counts of corruption, has already been accused of shredding documents before he left office in June, which his Likud party has denied.

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