Tusk defends actions as former PM at Poland’s pyramid probe
06 Nov 2018

AP — Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, strongly defended his actions as Poland’s former prime minister during questioning Monday into a pyramid scheme that cheated thousands of Poles out of their savings.

In an emotional moment during the seven-hour hearing, which was televised live across Poland, Tusk told the ruling conservative party that it was using his questioning by a parliamentary committee for political purposes.

“You need this commission, you need this spectacle, to keep repeating … your insinuations, also on the subject of my family,” Tusk said.

Still, Tusk said during the questioning that he did not feel particularly threatened or the object of a witch hunt. He said he was confident in his actions as prime minister from 2007 to 2014.

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