Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The State Department has been ordered to hand over communications with the US, denying an FBI subpoena for Dammert

When asked in more detail about this matter, the undersecretary of foreign affairs denied access to the information, alluding to the lack of information and that the talks were “handed down word of mouth.” Now, at the behest of the Transparency Council, the Foreign Ministry must reveal when, where, how and who spoke with the US to deny that the FBI summoned former top advisers to the presidency to voluntarily testify in the investigation of drug trafficking against the Mexican politician with ties to Chapo Guzmán.

The Undersecretary for Foreign Relations of the State Department must provide details of his communications with the United States, which has excluded the government of Chile, as the FBI subpoenaed former chief counsel Lucy Dammert to give voluntary testimony. within the scope of the investigation for drug trafficking against a Mexican politician with links to Chapo Guzmán.

This is after the mandate of the Council for Transparency (CPLT), that the journalistic appeal was presented by Interferencia in this regard.

“The alleged subpoena disseminated by the interfering media in mid-September, denied by Lucia Dammert herself as well as by the executive in a statement in which it was declared that he was investigating the truth of public affairs”, shared. to CPLT

In a government statement, he said the Chilean had consulted the American “about the truth of the facts described in the publication.”

“Having received the response to the aforementioned request, the Government of Chile confirms that the said information is false,” they added.

“When I asked for more details about these communications, the undersecretary denied access to the information, alluding to the non-existence of the information, and argued that the conversations were “transmitted by voice”, so that there was no document support that would allow them to attend to what was consulted, they said from the CPLT.

“Nor does it provide details on how it could confirm that the former presidential adviser has not been called to testify in any investigation or judicial process conducted in the United States,” the council added.

With the order, now the Undersecretary must draw information about the time and period of contacts, whether face-to-face, telephone or other form of communication, the location and especially who the official interlocutors were.

CPLT for the case of Lucia Dammert – FBI: “It is natural that they want more information”.

“It is natural that they want to have more of the cause, given the high public interest”, concluded the president of CPLT, Francisco Leturia.

“A good part of this case arises from the fact that Effectus, at the time, stated that he had consulted the Government of the United States and that someone had indicated that the person in question was not called to testify in any investigation or judicial process in that country,” he added.

“It is clear that the response from Foreign Relations was based on the fact that there was no record of the verbal conversation left, for example, because it could be corrected,” Leturia pointed out.

This opinion should look at the veracity of the information, the quality of the source or the level of care observed. “Signs are required when the right to information is exercised,” he said.

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