SENATE HEARING ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT
Today, the Republican Party of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands issued the following statement relative to the Senate Hearing on the Articles of Impeachment:
Based on the sworn testimony of former chief investigator Lawrence Pangelinan, who served as an investigator for the Office of the Attorney General under the direct supervision of Attorney General Ed Manibusan on or around 2017 the following facts are established.
The attorney general directed that only Governor Torres shall be investigated.
The attorney general himself flew premium class. A travel authorization and a boarding pass for business class travel were entered as evidence.
The bottom line is that Attorney General Ed Manibusan traveled first class after the law was passed. More so, former attorney general Joey San Nicolas also traveled First Class.
According to attorney Tony Aguon, the truth is that both Attorney General Manibusan and Lt. Governor Palacios traveled premium class yet it was Governor Torres who was targeted for prosecution.