Berset does not want to comment on “illegal indiscretions”.
Federal President Alain Berset has commented for the first time on an alleged information leak in his department during the corona pandemic. In relation to a media report, he spoke of “illegal indiscretions”, which he did not want to comment on.
“Switzerland at the weekend” reported on Saturday that Berset’s former head of communications had repeatedly sent the “Blick” publisher Ringier confidential information about the Federal Council’s planned Covid measures. According to the newspaper, it relies on e-mails and interrogation protocols that are available to the editors.
In view of an ongoing procedure that is not directed against him, he could not say anything about it, said Berset on Saturday evening on the “Forum” program on radio RTS in western Switzerland. In connection with the media report, however, he spoke of “quite scandalous” indiscretions.
You have to let the judiciary work now. He could imagine that these indiscretions would be prosecuted ex officio, Berset continued.