The pre-Christmas meeting with the former premier Matteo Renzi, which took place on a motorway lay-by, taken from the mobile phone of a passing motorist and then broadcast on TV, costing the manager of the Dis (Department of Safety Information) Marco Mancini the place in the secret services. The top of the institution, where the Prime Minister Mario Draghi made a change by appointing Elisabetta Belloni a few weeks ago, informed him that if he does not retire early, the Carabinieri will be asked to take him back with him.
And the return to the body to which they belong represents, in fact, a dismissal from the Service. Mancini would have reacted for the moment by taking leave, and then expressing his intention to apply for early retirement with effect from mid-July. Thus ends the experience between the 007 of the former Marshal of the Arma, now 60 years old, who grew up at the school of the anti-terrorism sections of the carabinieri and was involved in the events of the Abu Omar kidnapping (for which he was arrested and tried, until the affixing of the state secrecy by several governments blocks judicial action) and in that of alleged illegal wiretapping and dossiers in the Telecom case.
But despite all the misadventures, Mancini always remained in the saddle, until he aspired to a chair of deputy director, which was probably the basis of the meeting with Renzi. He was looking for support for the promotion, but the clamor aroused by the video of the face to face between Renzi and the spy caused him to leave the scene. And earlier he had blown out of office the former director of Dis Gennaro Vecchione (trusted by the other former premier Giuseppe Conte), who had reported before the parliamentary control committee – in a nutshell – that he knew nothing. Formally the objection brought against Mancini for not respecting the rules, for not having drawn up even a report to his superiors, despite having gone to the appointment with the service car and the guardianship in tow; in essence, the observation of the breakdown of a relationship of trust, as well as the end of a long season.
June 3, 2021 (change June 3, 2021 | 23:03)
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