Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Mandelblit’s “scheme to overthrow government” had been “exposed.”
In February, a new comptroller committee, viewed by observers as more friendly to Netanyahu than the previous panel, held hearings on the issue.
The list of legal officials who need protective detail is growing.
For me, a chilling moment came when an announcer began reading out the names of journalists who have pursued the story of the corruption allegations.
Mandelblit was so successful as cabinet secretary that Netanyahu aggressively backed him to become attorney-general in 2016. In doing so he put his accuser in office.
The woman was warned against committing further crimes, as the attorney-general could then consider renewing the legal proceedings.
How could Mandelblit indict Netanyahu for a nonexistent crime that is unheard of not only in Israel, but on most of the planet?
Netanyahu has filed a motion with the court.
Netanyahu has not yet formally filed a request to avoid attending on Sunday. The prime minister is being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.