The group leader of Fi Bernini asked that the Knight be immediately appointed senator for life: “Berlusconi, a political giant, must be rehabilitated”. But the blues go further with Giorgio Mulè who speaks of “theft of democracy which found fertile ground in the buildings of representative democracy and up … up to the Quirinale led at the time by Napolitano”. It is the old thesis of the coup d’état against the opposition leader, “the man – explains Maria Stella Gelmini – who for 20 years had obtained the consent of millions of Italians”. Meloni and Salvini line up with the Knight, who considers the request to appoint Berlusconi senator for life to be founded. Matteo Renzi also claims that it is necessary to clarify.
But what pressures is Franco talking about? Judge Antonio Esposito, who presided over the working section of the Cassation in 2013, denies having received any from the Milan Public Prosecutor. In a note, the judge made it known that this was a “false” allegation, as the fact that his son Ferdinando had been “caught” in possession of drugs was completely invented. “The extreme gravity of Franco’s assertion involved, before such infamy was given to public opinion, the verification of the validity of this news.” Ferdinando Esposito also feels defamed and for this he will resort to the judiciary. It is the Cassation itself that takes the field to specify that the trial took place “in full respect of the natural judge”. The Cassation says more: the motivation of the sentence was signed by all the magistrates of the college, including Francor.