Amid the turmoil in Portugal, the Barcenas-Affair in Spain had dropped to the back-pages of the European press... until now. The illegal party-funding that ex-Treasurer Barcenas is now whistle-blowing on has been linked directly to Spanish prime-minister - despite Rajoy's ongoing denial of everything - via text messages uncovered by Spain's El Mundo newspaper. The opposition leadership is demanding Rajoy's "immediate resignation," noting he "is incapacitated," amid the damage that the texts - which prove an ongoing and direct link to the man at the hub of the funding debacle for at least the last two years (when Rajoy has expressly denied any relationship). "You cannot govern well," another congressman noted, when there is "very clear data" linking Barcenas with the PP (Rajoy's party) and the alleged illegal funding. Only a few screen shots have been released of the dozens of texts that the paper has apparently received...
Mariano Rajoy maintained a direct and permanent contact (at least May 2011 to March 2013) with the former treasurer and asked him to deny the B accounts and bonuses . This is demonstrated by SMS were exchanged and numerous conversations, telephone or face to face.
These SMS can see how in 2012 Rajoy tried to calm the caller when things got ugly: "Luis, nothing is easy, but we do what we can. Courage."
And, as in 2013, the day the scandal was uncovered the bonuses and 48 hours after they met Swiss accounts, the president urged Barcenas to "be strong" and expressed his understanding.
The SMS published today-all that have been provided, are a small part of the total. Barcenas has special interest in its diffusion after his former party on Thursday would define him by the mouth of Alfonso Alonso as "an offender who has made ??lies their lifestyle" .
Luis Barcenas was silent for years , since the outbreak of the Gürtel case until well after they met their Swiss accounts and the scandal of bonuses, for the support they lent him personally Mariano Rajoy, first as president of the PP and then their dual role of chief executive and party which holds.
This is evidence, for example, dozens of mobile phone text messages were exchanged the former treasurer and his wife, Rosalie Church, with the number one party. In these SMS is shown that Rajoy has maintained permanent contact and direct with Barcenas for at least two years.
Telephone messages, phone calls and personal interviews in which the president asked patience again and again, who denied everything, in short, do not throw it on the blanket.
and Via Trust.org,
A March 14 text showed Barcenas was ready to break away from the party. "Mariano, the behaviour of the two party lawyers this afternoon was shameful," he wrote, according to El Mundo.
"You must know what you're all playing at but I am now freed from any commitment to you and the party," the message said.