Vasiliev called unacceptable blackmail of deputies


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The head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Vladimir Vasilev considers unacceptable blackmail of deputies. He commented on the statement by the Deputy General Director of the Russian branch of Transparency International Elias Shumanova, announced an investigation against the Deputy of Natalia Polonskaya.

“Such remarks of the representative of the government, which takes their powers, is absolutely unacceptable, and can be regarded as blackmail”, — said Vasilyev.

According to him, if the Deputy sees that the activities of any organization, he has the right to initiate an investigation, it’s his powers that are protected by law.

“As representatives of foreign organizations would be well first to study Russian law and with respect to him,” said Vasilyev, stressing that such statements could be interpreted as threats against the policy.

On Saturday, may 20, Poklonskaya said about the Russian branch of Transparency International and the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK), founded by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “Maybe it would not hurt to check for corruption. Because, as they say, the thief and the cap off. Maybe that’s why they scream the loudest”, she said. Schumann responded to this in his post on Facebook: “I Wanted to relax a bit, and instead, you have to cut the investigation into Madam ex-Prosecutor [of the Crimea]”.

In the state Duma of the seventh convocation According to the head of the Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes, property and obligations of property character represented by deputies. Until the fall of 2016, she held the position of Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea.