The United States government informed La Moneda that the former head of advisers to La Moneda, Lucía Dammert, has not been summoned to testify before the FBI, as published by the media outlet Interferencia. “After receiving a response to the aforementioned request, the Chilean government confirms that said information is false,” the government said in an official statement.
Through a press release, the Government confirmed this Wednesday that the former head of advisers to the Second Floor of La Moneda, Lucía Dammert, has not been summoned to testify before the FBI.
Let us remember that, according to Interferencia, the sociologist would have been summoned to testify before the US federal police as a witness in a drug trafficking case involving a Mexican politician.
However, through her Twitter account, Dammert denied having been summoned to testify in this case.
“The digital medium Interferencia published a note about me that mentions openly false facts,” he charged.
Government confirms that Lucía Dammert was not summoned to testify before the FBI
After the commotion caused by the publication, from La Moneda they made inquiries through official channels to Washington, to verify the veracity of the information.
“The Government of Chile has consulted the Government of the United States, through official means, regarding the veracity of the facts described in the publication of the media outlet Interferencia,” he says.
“After receiving a response to the aforementioned request, the Government of Chile confirms that said information is false,” the letter states.
“Lucía Dammert has not been summoned to testify in any investigation or judicial process carried out in the US,” he adds.
Check out the statement below:
The Foreign Ministry also denied Interference
Let us also remember that according to Interference published, Dammert would have planned to take advantage of President Boric’s trip to the UN Assembly, to give his testimony in New York.
In fact, according to the same media outlet, the Chilean ambassador to the international organization, Paula Narvaez, would have warned the Chancellor Antonia Urrejola of the possible conflict that this would generate.
However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied any contact between Narváez and Urrejola.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets that it is intended to involve authorities of this portfolio in false assertions, based on unverified background,” they sentenced.