A press release published by the Government of Malta notes the statement by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family following the conclusion of an extensive independent magisterial inquiry on allegations originally made by Daphne Caruana Galizia. The inquiry report leaves no doubt that allegations on the Prime Minister’s wife Michelle Muscat and the Prime Minister himself were false and fabricated. It is conclusive and clear, and Mrs Caruana Galizia herself had shown her confidence in the process by testifying before the inquiring magistrate.
The statement notes that the statement by the family does not refer to the inquiry’s key finding by international forensic experts that what Caruana Galizia and her source Maria Efimova referred to as proof, namely declarations of trust, were forged documents with falsified signatures. The fact that the family does not contest that the documents were forged means that they accept the conclusion that someone actually falsified the documents used by Mrs Caruana Galizia to base her story. The family could help shed light by stating whether they were aware of this fact.
There was national consensus about the trustworthiness and independence of the magistrate who conducted the inquiry which has concluded unequivocally that the allegations about Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle were false.
The release concludes by stating that the inquiry speaks for itself. The Government will not engage on facts proven by the inquiry itself, but will object on further false statements intended at continuing what is by now certified as the greatest lie in Malta’s political history.