The Commission of Impeachment of Deputies will resume on Tuesday the process of prosecution for poor performance against the members of the Supreme Court of Justice, and the closure of the cause for the alleged irregularities in the social work is expected to move later to the ruling of the highest court that ordered that a percentage of co-participation that was taken from the City be restored.
While the process advances in the commission chaired by Carolina Gaillard and controlled by Kirchnerism, in the Courts they are closely following the development in Congress, but with legal logic. And at this point they emphasize that the officials of the Court, both auxiliaries and secretaries, appeared to testify, beyond some rescheduling of the testimony.
In addition, the four reports related to the social work of the judiciary that the deputies requested were sent to the commission. "The dialogue between the powers is perfect, but interference of powers is not," a senior judicial source told Clarín. "If Congress or the president decided that we must move forward with this process, the Court does not put obstacles," he said.
On the case that is debated in Deputies related to the Social Work of the Judiciary (OSPJN) indicated that if there is any complaint the administrative procedure is taken, but legally "it has no weight." However, the presentation of former Court Administrator Hector Marchi caused "surprise" among the judges not because he went through the commission or because of his testimony.
"He had all that saved for 15 years, but he put everything in potential," said an official before a query from this newspaper about the statements of Marchi, who spent three hours testifying before Judge Ariel Lijo, and as it transpired "there was no clear imputation."
As for the presentation of Aldo Tonón, in the palace of Talcahuano Street they only stressed that the former director of the social work only admitted the lack of certification of the balances, something that was already pointed out by other witnesses, but "if there is no legal complaint, everything is reduced to the media impact."
In the rest of his testimony, Tonón relied more on Article 18 (no one can be forced to testify against himself) than to answer the questions of the deputies.
Four months of hearings
After these four months of meetings there were several facts that at some point may affect the legislative process. In the first two sessions, for example, witnesses recorded the home. In addition, Tonón, who was summoned to testify through a resolution of Lijo, went with his lawyer Mauricio D'Alessandro, but they prevented him from assisting the former official, which was interpreted as a retraction of the right of defense.
Another incident involved Federico Morgenstern, of the vocal of Judge Carlos Rosenkrantz, who when testifying in the cause for the 2x1 ruling of the Court in favor of the repressor Luis Muiña, convicted of crimes against humanity, protected himself in professional secrecy and Gaillard intervened saying that he dispensed him from all responsibility, which was interpreted as an "interference" of powers.
Almost a similar fact was raised in the last congressional hearing in relation to a report requested from the AFIP that required lifting fiscal secrecy. It turns out that the agency sent the documentation in a sealed envelope, but without a judge's order. This was raised by Deputy Juan Manuel López and what caught the attention of the Courts was Gaillard's response.
"Deputy Lopez, we are great and we have to be responsible. No one should leak any of the information that has reached this commission, "answered the deputy to the insistent claim of the legislator of the Civic Coalition, who said in that meeting that a day before the Government had presented a new laundering, which is part of an agreement of exchange of information with the United States.
Already within the scope of the commission they warn of "a lack of direction" in the prosecution process, and complain because they call witnesses for questioning who "do not know who they are or what they do." Judicial sources pointed out to this newspaper that "many questions that invade the sphere of privacy are seen with concern, such as who is his family, with whom the witness meets."
Silvio Robles will go to the Committee of Deputies if he is summoned
From the beginning of the hearings in Deputies, part of the offensive of the ruling party was focused on Silvio Robles, who was the target of pressure from the hardest Kirchnerists. Already when the investigations began there was an attempt to summon Horacio Rosatti's secretary and the then Buenos Aires Security Minister Marcelo D'Alessandro, for the alleged chats that linked them.
The resistance of the opposition led the ruling party to delay the summons, although at the end of last month they let it be known that it would soon be summoned. In the Courts the reading they make is that "of 15 witnesses who asked them if they received instructions from Robles, they all said no." They also assured that the official "has no interference in the legal part."
Kirchnerism also plays in the internal that Rosatti, Rosenkrantz and Juan Carlos Maqueda maintain with Ricardo Lorenzetti. One fact is that no representative of the Rafaelino judge's vocalia has yet been summoned.
In the Court they know that this offensive is eminently political, but they do not miss the opportunity to make a difference with the deputies. "While in the last agreed 212 sentences were issued; Leopoldo Moreau and Rodolfo Tailhade, presented four and two projects, respectively, this year, "said a judicial official pointing to two of the bishops of Kirchnerism in this onslaught.
No major surprises are expected in the remainder of the prosecution process, which still has pending the testimony of 186 people, which at a rate of six testimonials per weekly hearing, the process will end in March of next year, if Congress also meets in January and February.