- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Sometimes public figures confronted with scandals force you to carefully parse their evasive public statements. But confronted with reports of a secret slush fund controled by his party, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made things a little easier:
“I repeat what I said Saturday: everything that has been said about me and my colleagues in the party is untrue, except for some things that have been published by some media outlets,” the 57-year-old prime minister said.
El Pais has published documents in recent days which they say show secret cash payments to members of Rajoy’s People’s Party. Rajoy’s name appears on a number of the documents.