By Efrat Weiss, Aviram Zino for the Israel News


Olmert denies allegations of unlawfully receiving funds prior to premiership

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert calls impromptu press conference following court decision to revise gag order in police probe against him; categorically denies ever receiving unlawful funds, says if indicted will resign.

“Citizens of Israel, I look you in the eye and I say to you, in no uncertain terms, I have never taken a bribe, nor have I unlawfully pocketed money,” said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Thursday. “If Attorney General Menachem Mazuz decides to file an indictment against me I shall resign immediately, even though I am not required to do so by law.”


My comment: This guy sounds like our own crooked politicians. I think he studied the career of Richard Nixon or maybe it was Spiro Agnew, Nixon’s vice-president. Agnew resigned after being charged with extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy; he was formally charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000.

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