After President Iohannis took the first stance on the reasoning issued by the Constitutional Court on DNA head Kovesi’s dismissal, warning that the magistrates’ independence is at risk, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader retorted on Wednesday, saying that it would be the first time when a dignitary is questioning the enforcement of the Constitution and a CCR ruling, arguing that what the President is doing now „is the most dangerous precedent for the rule of law”.
Toader stated that the role of the Superior Council of Magistracy has neither increased nor decreased following the CCR ruling on recalling the anti-graft chief prosecutor.
„It is the most dangerous precedent for the rule of law for it is for the first time that a dignitary is questioning the compliance with and the enforcement of the fundamental law, and of a CCR ruling,” Toader claimed.
„The Justice Minister represents an authority in a constitutional way, but this time not complying with the Constitution represents a constitutional dispute among the state powers and the state powers are to find a solution to this breach of the ruling,” the justice minister argued.
Asked by Digi24 about the threat launched by PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea against prosecutors during the Saturday’s political rally and on TV, minister Toader replied that he won’t comment „what others state, even if it is the president of the republic”, adding though that the President „has become a good judge of the constitutional law”.