Madrid/València (EFE) that, after the last session, the former president of the Generalitat faced the ringleader of the plot, Francisco Correa.
Correa had explained in the trial that he saw Camps on two or three occasions and that it was Álvaro Pérez, the Mustache, who “started a good relationship” with him, as a result of which the former president “was introducing” Pérez to other members of the PP and the Valencian administration.
At the end of the hearing, according to some eyewitnesses consulted, Campos confronted Correa and called him a “liar” and “son of a bitch”, an incident that the ringleader of the plot Gürtel brought to the attention of the National Court.
Before resuming the trial this Monday, the president of the court, José Antonio Mora Alarcón, explained that he transferred Correa’s letter to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and summoned his defense to present it to the competent authorities.
In this context, he has called for calm and has stressed that order must preside in a democratic court, without making value judgments towards the parties who testify in the process.
Camps acknowledges that he confronted Correa
In statements to journalists before entering the room, Camps has denied that he was saying what has been published, although he has acknowledged that he confronted Correa.
“I told him that I did not want any harm for him or for anyone, I do not like anyone to have a personal problem of this magnitude; but it does not make sense for him to agree with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor and harm other people who have done absolutely nothing, that is what I told him, I did not tell him anything else ”, he stated.
After insisting that he does not know Correa “at all” and that he never met him – “zero, nothing” – he has once again presented himself as the victim of a persecution by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office since 2009 and has predicted that in the trial they will continue to hear each other “thicker and more powerful” statements in a new “ceremony of confusion and lies”.
And all this happens, he has denounced, while “really worrying” conversations about the functioning of the State are not investigated, he has pointed out in reference to recordings and statements by former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo.
Camps’ lawyer has requested the suspension of the hearing due to the “revelations” made known this weekend in an interview with former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo on ABC, where he accused former socialist minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba of “starting up the Gürtel through his Secretary of State as a political operation”, although the president of the court has rejected the request.