Netanyahu attorneys: PM was never questioned on many of the accusations

In an official response to the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his lawyers complain that the premier has been accused by prosecutors of actions over which he was never questioned.

They say that Netanyahu was questioned on only 10% of over 100 instances in which he allegedly sought to influence coverage of him on the Walla news site.

This, they say, “causes fundamental damage to the prime minister’s right to fair process.”

They also continue to claim the investigation and/or elements thereof was carried out without proper authorization from the attorney general as is required by law — an assertion the attorney general has rejected.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media in the Knesset in Jerusalem, on November 2, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The defense team rejects all accusations of impropriety by the prime minister in his actions in cases 1000, 2000 and 4000 which involve allegedly receiving illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors, as well as accusations he engaged in quid-pro-quo deals with media moguls to provide them benefits in exchange for positive coverage.

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