He Senator David Luna had sent a right of petition to the intelligence director of the National Government, asking him questions about possible interceptions and monitoring of members of the opposition in Colombia.
However, the congressman warned that the director of this agency did not answer the questions he was asked about this scandal that broke out because of the case of Laura Sarabia, former chief of staff of President Gustavo Petro and the alleged illegal pokes at Marelbys Meza, her son’s former babysitter.
In the document, the director of the entity, Manuel Alberto Casanova, warns that he refrains from answering the questions that were asked because Senator Luna is not competent to make them.
“The DNI refrains from answering the questionnaire raised by the honorable senator DAVID LUNA SANCHEZ, having the DNI with an instance of political control of constitutional and legal order, as is the Legal Commission for Monitoring the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities of the Honorable Congress of the Republic”, indicates that entity
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They explain that the Intelligence Directorate is not competent to carry out communications interception activities. “The Administrative Department of the National Intelligence Directorate develops its missionary activities in full compliance with the Law and above all, respectful of human rights,” the entity specified.
Nevertheless, Senator Luna complained that the director of this entity had not given clarity about the complaints who have become known around this scandal.
“The director of the National Intelligence Directorate has responded to the right of petition that I filed in his office last week, In that right to petition, I asked if it was true that said address carried out illegal profiling hacks, monitoring journalists, active and retired members of the Public Force and members of the opposition, but the response is lamentable; He does not answer any of the questions and claims that he does not have to do it, ”said Luna.
The congressman explained that the information he has is very serious and warns that not responding to the inquiries that are made shows that these interceptions could possibly be taking place.
“The lack of respect for Congress is incredible and the lack of respect for the citizens is incredible. However, I want to put on record that everything we ask is of the utmost seriousness and that surely if they are not answering it, it is because they are doing it, ”said Luna.
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Due to this situation, the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Commission of the Congress of the Republic could summon the Intelligence Directorate to a debate on political control, to formally respond to these complaints.
“I will ask the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Commission of the Senate of the Republic to cite a debate on political control and demand that the director of this entity of the Government of President Petro say yes or no he is carrying out this type of illegal actions,” he said. .
The Attorney General’s Office and other authorities are already carrying out the respective investigations to clarify what happened.
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Director of Government Intelligence did not respond to questions about ‘shocks’ to the opposition