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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was branded ‘arrogant’ last night after he become embroiled in a criminal probe over wiretapping.
Judges are investigating an extraordinary spying operation in Luxembourg when he was prime minister there ten years ago.
Night - MPs - Concern - Scandal - Brexit
Last night MPs expressed concern the scandal could disrupt the Brexit negotiations.
It has emerged that last week, on the day Mr Juncker met Theresa May for Brexit talks in Brussels, a Luxembourg judge opened a criminal inquiry into whether officials working for Mr Juncker had ‘tampered’ with evidence.
Mr - Juncker - Witness
It is possible Mr Juncker himself could now be called as a witness.
His officials have flatly rejected claims of a cover-up and yesterday they blamed the furore on ‘Juncker-bashing’ over Brexit.
Probe - Luxembourg - Judge - Eric - Schammo
The criminal probe was launched by Luxembourg judge Eric Schammo, who will examine claims made by the principality’s former spy chief, Marco Mille, that someone in Mr Juncker’s office ‘falsified’ a transcript that is a key piece of evidence in a criminal case against Mr Mille.
Mr Mille is on trial accused of conducting an illegal phone-tapping surveillance operation in Luxembourg in 2007. He insists it was not illegal because Mr Juncker, then the tiny state’s PM, had authorised it. Mr Juncker denies doing so.
Mr - Mille - Trial - Claims - Transcript
Mr Mille’s trial has been halted over claims that a transcript of a covertly-recorded discussion between Mr Juncker and Mr Mille was altered.
The former spymaster...
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