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In response to the report that the Israeli State Comptroller Joseph Shapira told the Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received funding for his legal protection without permission on Monday, the Prime Minister's office released a counter statement.
"In this fixed game where the media decided three years ago that the Prime Minister is guilty until proven innocent, every effort is made to prevent the Prime Minister from fighting for the truth," Netanyahu's office claimed."For three years the country operates dozens of investigators and attorneys, costing millions of NIS, and now they accuse Netanyahu for asking his cousin for assistance to defend himself from all that," the message continued.
"They all forget that the Ethics Committee of the Knesset already determined it is allowed receive assistance from a cousin without needing a special permission. There is no limit to hypocrisy," They message concluded.