This Thursday, the PSD president downplayed the documents sent to him last week by the prime minister, saying that they are zero confidential, and questioned whether the problem could be in António Costa’s office.
In the opening speech of the National Council, open to the media, Luís Montenegro referred for the first time to the response given by the prime minister to the letter he sent insisting on the resignation of the general secretary of the SIRP, whom he threatened to withdraw political trust, following the performance of the secret agencies in the recovery of the computer of a former deputy of the Ministry of Infrastructure.
“The Prime Minister replied to me – among some jokes, because he takes it as a joke when we are talking about State affairs – and sent me two documents that are confidential, but which have zero confidentiality”, he said.
The documents that Costa said he sent to Montenegro classified as confidential are the written response that the director of the Security Information Service (SIS), Adélio Neiva da Cruz, sent to the Supervisory Board of the Information System of the Portuguese Republic on May 2 and the report by the Data Inspection Commission for the Information System of the Portuguese Republic, dated 22 May.
According to Montenegro, there are “two reports” in which both Councils asked the services what had happened on the night of April 26 at the Ministry of Infrastructure and to which the services responded “generally”.
“I am not breaking the confidentiality of the documents, but I want to say to the Prime Minister: if you think that you are conditioning the political position of the PSD by allegedly sending the PSD two documents that are very likely to contain confidential information, make no mistake, we are not going to do that. kind of maneuver,” he said.
The PSD president reiterated his position that the Minister of Infrastructure, João Galamba, contradicted what was stated by the Deputy Secretary of State António Mendonça Mendes, about whom he suggested the intervention of the intelligence services on the night of April 26 and left a suspicious.
“If the prime minister thinks it’s normal for a minister to say the opposite of his office, maybe the problem is in his office, and it’s even worse than we thought”, he suggested.