State attorney dismisses claims of Lieberman witch-hunt

State Attorney Moshe Lador on Monday dismissed claims of a political witch-hunt against Avigdor Lieberman, a day after the arrest of his daughter, attorney and five other associates as part of a bribery investigation into the Israel Beiteinu head. "The upcoming elections shouldn't influence the timing of the investigation," Lador told reporters. "If we had decided to delay the investigation, we would have been slammed from the other side." The state attorney said he expected the public and media to have faith in the law enforcement authorities and their decision to press ahead with the probe.