May 24, 2013
Strassera: Attacking Bergoglio is 'vile'
Ex public prosecutor Julio César Strassera, who played a key role in the historic trial against the military, considered a “vile trick” the allegations involving now Pope Francis with Argentina’s civil-military dictatorship.
“This is all a vile trick, absolutely false. During the whole trial, there was no mention to Bergoglio,” Strassera affirmed and added that the investigation report “Never more” by the National Commission about the Disappearance of People (CONADEP) makes “no reference” to the newly elected pontiff either.
Julio Strassera -Argentina’s public prosecutor during the country’s return to democracy in 1983 under the presidency of Raúl Alfonsín-, accused certain officials of the national government of being “so megalomaniac”, “both the supporters of the President and the President,”
“They can not bear that someone who they have despised is now over them both in Argnetina and the world. This is unbearable for them,” Strassera told reporters of Mitre radio station.
In recent days, the ex official also questioned Fernandez’s attempts to democratize the judiciary system. “That is a lie, an excuse. What they are trying to do is actually to turn the judiciary system into an extension of the Executive Power just like the Congress is, this shameful Congress,” Strassera had said in a interview with a local newspaper.