Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced on Monday her decision to challenge federal judge Julián Ercolini in a case investigating former AFIP chiefs of macrismo. It is because the magistrate is involved in the trip to Joe Lewis’ ranch, in the south of the country, along with other judges, officials and journalistic businessmen.

“I have instructed my lawyer to challenge Judge Ercolini in the case in which he is investigating the illegal maneuvers carried out to persecute me and my two children,” the former president said on her Twitter account.

The head of the Senate maintained that “the recusal of Ercolini is based on his already famous trip to Lago Escondido together with other judges, officials of (Horacio) Rodríguez Larreta, intelligence agents and directors of the Clarín Telecom group.”

In this sense, it was stressed that these investigated crimes “do not constitute isolated episodes, but rather are part of a set of criminal actions concerted from the highest spheres of the previous National Government,”

And they highlighted that within this government headed by Mauricio Macri “a judicial panel was formed which, together with media groups and complicit judges and prosecutors, carried out a fierce persecution against Dr. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her family”.

Source: Telam