TV: Associate of Netanyahu’s lawyer plotted to smear judges presiding over PM’s trial

A senior partner in the law firm of one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers has been involved in a scheme to undermine the corruption trial against the premier, Channel 12 reports.

Lawyer Ariel Roth, who co-founded a law firm together with Amit Hadad, who represents Netanyahu in the trial, allegedly tried to get family members of the judges overseeing the case to make remarks against Netanyahu.

According to the network, which says it has recordings of the attempts to talk up the relatives, that was an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of some of the judges, which would presumably result in them being replaced due to conflict of interest and in the trial being delayed.

Roth comments he has no connection to anything of the kind and doesn’t even know who the judges are.

Full details are to be published later today in the investigative television program “Uvda.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorney Amit Hadad arrives at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem for the hearing on the corruption cases in which Netanyahu is a suspect, on October 3, 2019 (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)