DOJ has no plans to probe “LeniLeaks” – Aguirre

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday said that the agency has no plans to look into the alleged plot to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte dubbed as "LeniLeaks" which allegedly involves some Filipino-American supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo.

"Iilan lang naman sila. They are just making noise although may pera sila," Aguirre said when sought for a comment on the members of the Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) including philanthropist Loida Nicolas-Lewis and her sister, former Commission on Filipino Overseas chairwoman Imelda "Mely" Nicolas. The two were reportedly pushing for Vice President Leni Robredo to become President.

In one of the leaked emails dated Dec. 4, 2016 which was first posted online by a blogger, Lewis supposedly told GFDC members that the only way to fight an "evil plot" to unseat Robredo is to call for Duterte's resignation.

The DOJ chief belittled Lewis and her supporters' capacity to oust Duterte, calling her "a dreamer.'

"She is calling for the VP to become president. She is calling for the resignation of... she is a dreamer', Aguirre told reporters during the press briefing at DoJ.

"As long as they do not violate the law, there is nothing wrong with it, nothing wrong to dream. Sa DOJ wala kaming probe," Aguirre told reporters adding that it could be the National Security Agency who might look into the matter.

Aguirre said he is even not sure if such can be called as a conspiracy since not all conspiracies are illegal.

When asked if he believes that Robredo is involve in such a move, Aguirre only said he believed that the Vice President and Senator Leila De Lima, a staunch critic of the Duterte administration, stayed at Nicolas-Lewis home during their visit in the US last year.

"I dont know kung matatawag mo na conspiracy yan. Kasi ang conspiracy could be legal or illegal. Kung legal lang, okay lang yan. But there such a thing called illegal conspiracy to commit crime. Di naman lahat ng conspiracy is illegal kasi you could conspire to make a movement to call for the resignation of the president. Hindi illegal yan. But it is one thing to conspire to overthrow the duly constituted authorities,' he explained.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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