Credibility of key witness against Alex Saab collapses, defense alleges

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The defense of the Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, assures that there are revelations of documents that demolish the credibility of Bruce Bagley, the so-called "key witness" who has been presented as an alleged "intermediary" of Saab, in the alleged meetings he held with US agents years prior to his abduction.

On the other hand, Bagley has been accused by the Prosecutor's Office of lying, after signing a document in defense of Juan Francisco “Kiko” Gómez Cechar, former governor of the Department of La Guajira in Colombia, accused of paramilitary ties, a fact later denied by him and refuted by the North American justice.

The document that reveals Bagley's null credibility was released this Friday by American journalist Joshua Goodman, who is a correspondent for the Associated Press.

First, Bagley testified about his refusal to draw up an affidavit in which he assured that “Kiko” Gómez was not involved in paramilitary activities, and that he did so “because his investigation revealed that, in fact, Kiko Gómez was involved in the notorious paramilitary activities in Colombia ».

However, the United States Government had access to a notarized sworn statement which was signed by Bagley and dated December 12, 2015. In it he gave testimony and indicated that in his “professional opinion there was no evidence” that Kiko Gómez was personally present. involved with paramilitary organizations.  

Taking into account the document where he testifies in favor of Kiko Gómez and his subsequent denial regarding it, there are two possibilities, explains the defense statement: Either Bagley's statement about his investigation in his presentation of the sentence is false, Or else, you signed a false affidavit in 2015.

Whatever the allegation, what is tangible is that this "key witness" has committed a crime, either by false testimony or by lending his name to sign a false document, actions that destroy Bagley's credibility and expose the The Department of Justice, which in its eagerness to build a case without foundation or evidence, resorts to such an unlikely witness to attack the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab.

 

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