Kalinak: President Kiska a Tax Fraudster, He Needs to Assume Responsiblity

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Interior Minister Robert Kalinak. (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, October 4 (TASR) – Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) thinks that President Andrej Kiska is a tax fraudster and called upon him to assume responsibility and release documents on the funding of his presidential campaign, TASR learnt on Wednesday.

“I think yes. It’s yes for sure,” Kalinak responded to a question as to whether Kiska is a tax swindler. Speaking after the Government session, Kalinak pointed out that Kiska’s firm KTAG included the presidential campaign costs in its books twice – even after the tax audit originally struck it off from its accounting. “If, after the first warning from the Tax Office, this happened again, then there must be an unequivocal intent behind it or a hope to get away with it,” explained Kalinak.

Kalinak believes that the President needs to take action and guide his own behaviour in line with his earlier statements on honesty, transparency and the need to assume political responsibility at the slightest hints of suspicion.

“All that’s needed is for him to read his own speeches and he will know precisely what to do because he’s been preaching his message to everyone,” said Kalinak.

Kalinak also commented on statements made on Tuesday (October 3) by Prosecutor-General Jaromir Ciznar, who claimed that at his meetings with Kiska in 2015 and at other talks the President voiced concern about whether the investigation into his firm’s books would be objective. “The fact remains that Mr. President talked with Mr. Prosecutor-General about his tax scandal not once but four times. I leave it up to your assessment whether or not you see this as taking advantage of his standing to exert pressure,” claimed Kalinak.