FAM Covers the Human Wave eclipsing Korea’s capital, asking President Park to leave office.
— d.b. valentine (@dbvalentine) November 26, 2016
(Telegraph) – South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they believe President Park Geun-hye conspired in criminal activities of a confidante who allegedly exploited her presidential ties to amass an illicit fortune – a damning revelation that may convince opposition parties to push for Park’s impeachment.
Prosecutors want to interrogate Park in person, but presidential spokesman Jung Youn-kuk, who said the investigation resembled a “character assassination” on Park, strongly hinted that the president would continue to refuse their questioning.
Prosecutors on Sunday formally charged the confidante, Park’s longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, on suspicion of interfering with state affairs and bullying companies into giving tens of millions of dollars to foundations and businesses she controlled.
— Jihyoung Son(孫知亨) (@consnow) November 20, 2016
“The special investigation headquarters will continue to push for an investigation of the president based on this judgment.”
Jung, the presidential spokesman, said details announced by Lee were “entirely untrue, and are just a tower built on sand, based on imagination and guesswork and ignorance of objective facts.”
— 河内丸（裁判員制度を即時廃止せよ） (@Kawachi_Maru) November 13, 2016
“We do not think that the prosecution’s investigation so far has been fair and politically neutral,” he said.
Jung said that the president plans to prove her innocence by “actively cooperating” with an independent investigation pushed by a special prosecutor. Park has immunity, but can be investigated.
The country’s largest opposition party, the Minjoo, issued a statement Sunday calling for Park to immediately resign, saying that a “criminal suspect” should not be allowed to lead the country.
— 코리아헤럴드 Korea Herald (@TheKoreaHerald) November 21, 2016
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