The mobile phones of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, were subjected to “illegal and external” wiretapping by the “Pegasus” program, according to two technical reports from the National Cryptologic Center.
The wiretaps on both phones have been announced by the Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, and the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, at a press conference called this morning at the Palacio de la Moncloa. Bolaños explained that, according to reports from the Cryptologic Center, there were two intrusions in Sánchez’s mobile phone in May 2021 and one in Robles’s in June of that same year, with no evidence that there was any later.
The illegal intervention has been verified during an investigation that is still underway and that will reach all members of the Government. “These are proven and extremely serious facts that confirm that there have been intrusions in areas outside state institutions and outside the law,” he added.
Along these lines, he has insisted: “We are facing illegal and external interventions.” In order for the whole truth to be known, the Government has made the information it has available to the courts and will supplement it as more information becomes available.