Italian Prime Minister Giorgi Meloni’s office denies that the government is eavesdropping on journalists and politicians.
Italian cabinet secretary Alfredo Mantovano said that since the current Italian government came to power, he has never allowed any attacks or eavesdropping on journalists or politicians.
The announcement came after Italian journalists Luigi Bisignani and Paolo Madrone published a book titled The Strong in the Time of the Gorga, which stated that Meloni, shortly before taking office, had been informed that many personalities were being bugged.
Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told La Repubblica newspaper that the security services can carry out such “preemptive” listening if national security is threatened.
Renzi asked Mantovano to give a clear rebuttal to wiretapping of journalists and politicians.
Mantovano said he was ready to provide all the necessary information to the republic’s parliamentary security committee, which is responsible for monitoring the security services.