Putin decided to leave the Gull on the post of the Prosecutor General for another five years


Chaika remains

As reported by “RIA Novosti”, citing a source in the upper house, the Seagulls candidacy for the post of public Prosecutor already submitted by President Vladimir Putin, it will be reviewed on a regular plenary meeting, on 25 may. This was confirmed by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov and the Chairman of the constitutional Committee of the Federation Council Andrey Klishas. According to Klishas, the relevant Committee would support the proposal of the head of state.

Last week a source in supervising Department and the interlocutor in the Kremlin has informed that the question of reappointment of the Seagull for the next five years solved positively. This was confirmed by a source in the upper house of Parliament.

The powers of Gulls expire on June 22. According to the law “On Prosecutor’s office” the issue of whether to keep Tea at the head of the Supervisory authority decides on the Federation Council on representation of the President.

The source in the leadership of the Federation Council confirmed that the gull is the main candidate for the post of Prosecutor General for the next five years. The last time the post claimed different powers, but the choice is “95%” is made in favor of the Gulls, the source says, without naming names of people who wanted to lead the Supervisory authority.

Consultations on the nomination of the attorney General walked up to the last moment, says a source close to the leadership of the FSB. According to him, the gull could still be dismissed. “It is not connected with the scandal around the business Empire to his sons. This story for six months, and if the Seagull is gone, that is it would be impossible to call a decision taken under pressure, ” says the source. — If such scandals had a positive effect on the reappointment of officials, then we would then each to invent a similar situation, to extend its powers”.

The investigation into Navalny could not really affect the fate of Gull, as there are no facts relating to the attorney General, agrees Senator Klishas.

According to the source close to the leadership of the FSB, the question of reappointment of the Seagull for a long time been discussed due to the fact that the current attorney General has been in office since 2006 and is already a record for this indicator: the longest among the predecessors of the Seagull on this post lasted Vladimir Ustinov, who was the head of the Supervisory Agency from 2000 to 2006. “We even have a President you can not be more than two consecutive terms, and then Seagull is the third time and will lead the Prosecutor General’s office a total of 15 years,” explains the source .

The applicant from the interior Ministry

The most serious rival to Yuri Chaika in the struggle for an armchair of the public Prosecutor, until recently, was considered a Deputy interior Minister Alexander Savenkov, who oversees the interior Ministry’s investigations Department, told a source close to the leadership of the FSB, confirmed a source in the leadership of the state Duma.

“Savenkov has developed a wild activity”, — explains the interlocutor in the state Duma. Agrees with him, a source close to the FSB. According to them, the Deputy Minister met with key figures in the security agencies and to the President, lobbying for his appointment.

Savenkov since 1985 served in bodies of Prosecutor’s office, from 2002 to 2006 he held the post of chief military Prosecutor, Deputy General Prosecutor Vladimir Ustinov. After the resignation of Ustinova appointed first Deputy Minister of justice, and then, says a source close to the FSB, its actually “exiled honorable retirement” in the Federation Council, where he is from 2009 to 2014 was presented to Vladimir oblast.

“All this time he behaved very adequately, was not engaged in unnecessary PR, but at the same time was enough contact, and no one messed up relationship, and thus returned from the Federation Council in the interior Ministry,” explains the source.

Savenkova after the appointment to the investigative Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs, he began to direct there the army orders, was told three staff members of the Department. All investigators then forced to come to work in uniform, Saturday was a working day, and the holiday abroad it was necessary to forget, they complained.

According to a source close to the FSB, Savenkov is considered a supporter of the idea of unification of the entire investigation under the roof of one Department. In 2014, the “Izvestia” wrote that Savenkov will deal with the transition of a police investigation into a single IC.

Given these ambitions Savenkov is a contender not only for a chair Chaika, but also to the armchair of the Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin, said the source close to the leadership of the FSB.

The scandals surrounding Gulls

In December 2015, the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny has published an investigation about the business of the family of the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and the alleged relationships of the business with the underworld.

Chaika answered it that, in his opinion, the customer publication was made by the head of investment Fund Hermitage Capital, William Browder, and behind it the security services”. And the interlocutors in the presidential administration said that this publication will only strengthen the position of attorney General on the eve of the expiration of the term.

Previous assignment Seagulls in the summer of 2011 were also accompanied by conflict over the Supervisory authority — the “gambling scandal”, which involved senior Moscow region prosecutors. Then President Dmitry Medvedev explained the reluctance to change the leadership of the Prosecutor General fact that the system was “not always in them.”

May 21, Chaika was 65 years old. Until recently, it was the age limit of service for the attorney General. But in July 2015, the President signed a law increasing the age limit for prosecutors, appointed by the President, to 70 years.