Olmert: I trust that the police, the state attorney will do reliable work

Speaking about the current police investigation into allegations of illicit campaign funding which has cast a dark pall over his political future, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he trusts the investigation will be reliable. "I trust that the police and the State Attorney's Office will do reliable work," Olmert said during a meeting of Kadima ministers. The prime minister made his comments after a number of ministers expressed their disapproval with the police and the state attorney over the investigation into the affair. Joining Olmert in his defense of the authorities was Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, who said that such criticism was unwarranted. "There is no reason to criticize the police or the prosecution," Dichter said. "They are doing wonderful work in accordance with the law."