A flare-up in the Italian political sphere has seen Carlo Nordio, a prominent figure in the Italian judiciary, rise in defense of Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto. The latter has been under fire following his controversial comments hinting at a 'coup-mongering' judiciary.
Nordio's Defense at Palazzo Chigi
Nordio's supportive stance emerged following a meeting at Palazzo Chigi, the Prime Minister's official residence. It appears that Nordio was on a mission to shield Crosetto from the backlash his comments sparked.
The Palamara Case: A Shield for Crosetto?
In his defense of Crosetto, Nordio referenced the infamous case of Luca Palamara, an ex-magistrate embroiled in a scandal over leaked chats indicating a political bias in judicial proceedings. These proceedings were against Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Lega Nord party, and Nordio's invocation of this case seems a strategic move to justify Crosetto's remarks.
Nordio's Public Stance and the Antimafia Commission
Nordio voiced his support for Crosetto on the 'Cinque minuti di Vespa' segment at the end of the Tg1 news program. Amid the controversy, the Antimafia commission has announced that they will not call upon Crosetto to testify, adding another layer to the unfolding drama.