Barak: I hope suspicions against Olmert prove to be baseless

"We are against corruption, but nevertheless, I hope for all our sakes that the suspicions against the prime minister prove to be baseless," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday. "I wish this for all for us, including Olmert." Speaking to Israel Radio, Barak said that he didn't feel Olmert's ability to do his job was being hindered by the investigation. "On things like these, we must not speculate. We must be patient and I trust Israel's law enforcement authorities," added Barak, stressing that "a person is innocent until proven guilty."