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Mariano Rajoy’s non-denial non-denial

Mariano Rajoy’s non-denial non-denial

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.