Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, chief of staff of the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, attacked a journalist from our newsroom this Tuesday with insults and threats that included the closure of this medium.

It happened between 10:52 p.m. and 11:11 p.m. last Tuesday night, shortly after elDiario.es published the second information about the business of Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s partner. After uncovering his tax fraud of 350,951 euros early in the morning, this media headlined: Ayuso’s partner charged two million euros in commissions for mask contracts.

A few minutes after the news was published, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez began sending a string of WhatsApp messages to a journalist who had not participated in the coverage or contacted him.

The first of them contained a link with the published information and then Rodríguez warned: “It was with the Sánchez Government!!! Illa. The PP of Madrid denounced this FCS contract before the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Fake. There are no false invoices.”

The journalist who received the messages told Ayuso’s chief of staff that elDiario.es had asked him seven questions about this matter that he had not yet answered.

At that moment, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez insulted and threatened his interlocutor with successive messages.

“We’re going to crush them. You’re going to have to close it. May the den. Idiots.”

The recipient of the messages asked Ayuso’s chief of staff: “Is this a threat?”

“It’s an advertisement,” responded Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, who still rebuked the member of this editorial team with some more insults.

Shortly after, Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s chief of staff published the following message on the X network, formerly Twitter.

This Saturday, the president’s advisor admitted to the newspaper ‘El País’ that he sent those messages and regretted that they left the “particular and private” sphere. Asked about the expression used in their threats – “we are going to crush you, you are going to have to close” – he stated that “it is a harsh way of saying that they were inventing a case where there was none” and added that the messages are due to a relationship of trust with the journalist.

However, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez’s reaction was against a journalist from elDiario.es who had not participated in the coverage of the fraud and the business of the president’s partner and who had not contacted the chief of staff of Diaz Ayuso.

The team that investigated the commissions and crimes committed by her partner, Alberto González Amador, had raised a series of questions to the Madrid president’s chief of staff.

This was the message sent to different members of Ayuso’s team on Monday afternoon and, due to the lack of response, it was sent to the President’s chief of staff:

“We are going to publish a case of tax fraud by the president’s current partner, Alberto González Amador. In relation to this information, we wanted to convey the following questions to the president of the Community:

Did Isabel Díaz Ayuso know about the tax fraud that the Tax Agency attributes to her partner? Did she have any information about her involvement in submitting false invoices to artificially lower the financial profits of her company?

Has the president of the Community purchased any real estate property with her current partner, as has been published?

Who pays for the home where the president of the Community of Madrid resides and how many properties are there?

Different media outlets have published that the two members of the couple purchased a home, but based on the investigations we have made, they currently live in two adjacent floors of the same building. How many homes have they bought and by whom? If the second one is for rent, who pays for the home?

Thanks in advance, regards!“

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, who receives a public salary of 93,855 euros from the Community as chief of staff of the Presidency, did not clarify any of the issues. He limited himself to answering that none of what he was wondering “has to do with the Community of Madrid” and warned on four occasions: “You will see.”

Three days have passed since the insults and threats and neither Miguel Ángel Rodríguez nor any other member of Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s cabinet have contacted elDiario.es or its journalist to ask for forgiveness or apologize.

The newspaper’s management, after having notarized the content of the messages, the telephone number from which they were sent, the date and time, is studying legal actions to defend itself against the coercion and threats issued by Isabel’s chief of staff. Diaz Ayuso.


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