Ex-Aide Admits to Sending Documents to Choi

Write : 2016-12-27 08:56:47 Update : 2016-12-27 08:57:10

Ex-Aide Admits to Sending Documents to Choi

Anchor: Lawmakers of a special committee visited the detention center to question former presidential aides An Chong-bum and Jeong Ho-seong, who claimed uneasiness about giving their testimonies at the National Assembly. On Monday, Jeong is said to have admitted to many of the allegations, but An stood his ground, claiming he only followed directions handed down to him by the president.
Mina Cha has more.

Report: While Choi Soon-sil was interrogated by the special parliamentary committee, ex-presidential aides Jeong Ho-seong and An Chong-bum were also grilled at their detention facility in southern Seoul.
Jeong admitted that he sent people to deliver presidential documents such as that related to top office personnel decisions to Choi Soon-sil, whom he said the president trusted to discuss issues.

The former private affairs secretary also said Choi would underline and highlight bits when she modified President Park's speeches.

Regarding the day of the Sewol ferry sinking in April 2014, Jeong said the president stayed at her residence and was likely exhausted due to a very busy schedule the day before. He said he was the one who called in the hairdresser before the president was slated to go to the central disaster headquarters.

However, he claimed he couldn't clearly recall if he reported about the case in person or through an intercom system when he realized the seriousness of the situation at 2 p.m. that day. 

An Chong-bum, the former senior secretary for policy coordination, only told lawmakers at his grilling session that the president made decisions related to the funding of the two private foundations in question and he merely carried out the orders.
Mina Cha, KBS World Radio News.

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