I was right. This is probably what Silvio Berlusconi is saying in these hours, looking back on a quarter of a century of battles against the “red robes”, the “politicized judiciary”, the “state employees paid with the money of the citizens who plot against the Prime Minister ». Because what emerges from the interceptions of the Perugia investigation on the CSM is the concrete body of what has hitherto been only a specter: the agreed attack on political power, the use of investigations to target opponents of deployment. When he read about how Luca Palamara, leader of the Unicost current, planned the offensive against Matteo Salvini with his colleagues, the Knight experienced the twenty-six years of investigations against him as a flashback. Twenty-six years during which every time he accused the robes of hunting him for political purposes he was accused of wanting to delegitimize the judiciary. Which today is instead delegitimized, and in a much more effective way, by the truths that emerge about its most prominent exponents. Power games, currents, vulgarities, plots in which the oath of allegiance to the Constitution is trampled in the name of the hunt for the political enemy.
To attack this system, as is known, Berlusconi did not wait to receive the first guarantee notice nor to become prime minister: on March 9, 1994 he thundered against the continuous searches against Fininvest, «for the fact that his owner went down in politics, there is no other reason, a shameful thing unworthy of a civilized country ».
Since then an incalculable number of warranty notices, investigations, trials, one sentence have passed: and it is not over yet, because for the waste of the case of the escort the Cav, at 84 years old, is still on trial in Milan, Siena and Bari. During all these years, the theme of organized persecution has surfaced again in the outbursts of the founder of Forza Italia. From the investigation into the Guardia di Finanza to the EMS case, from the Mondadori award to Rubygate to the most incredible chapter, the investigations into the Mafia and massacres, every time Berlusconi has renounced diplomacy (and it has often happened) he has given his explanation: we are faced with single excesses of magistrates seeking notoriety, but with an organized attack by currents of the judiciary who are not resigned to change. His black beast, from the beginning, was the democratic judiciary, the current of the leftist judges, and his steel relations with the PCI and then with the PDS and PD.
Precisely this red thread Berlusconi and his staff, led by Niccolò Ghedini, have clearly emerged thanks to the investigations of Perugia on the Palamara and rotten case in the Superior Council of the judiciary, where deputies of the Democratic Party and living Italy decide under the table the division of prosecutors and courts. And in the chats that come to light today, in the nonchalance of the judgments, he found the virulence with which in the various mailing lists of their currents, periodically come to light in these years, magistrates from all over Italy called to “civil resistance” against the Berlusconi regime .
At the bottom, there is also the bitter conviction of the ex premier that he has seen the right even in the most lashing judgments, as when in 2003 he defined the magistrates “mentally disturbed, otherwise they could not do that job”. He is disconcerted by opportunism, by disloyalty and internal feuds recounted mercilessly by the trojan installed on Palamara’s phone, by the malice against the President of the Senate, Elisabetta Casellati, guilty only of being of Forza Italia. He wonders, perhaps, where the president of the CSM was, or the head of state, while all this was taking place. But now he understands why a less conflicting relationship between the center-right and the judiciary was an unfulfillable dream: the leader of the Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti, with Luca Palamara was on the phone. He, the Knight, never spoke to us with such a powerful magistrate.