Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (February 28, 2017)
1. The independent counsel team’s plan to interrogate President Park Geun-hye, who is at the heart of the influence-peddling scandal, falls apart. As the acting president Hwang Kyo-an disapprove of the probe, questioning a sitting Korean leader as a suspect for the first time since the establishment of the constitutional government does not take place.
Everyone knows that Park neither has intention nor confidence when it comes to face-to-face investigation.
2. President Park Geun-hye has submitted a handwritten letter of opinion to Korea’s Constitutional Court on the final hearing. The letter denied the impeachment motion, saying, “I was not involved in corruption in the last 20 years of political journey. Not even once.”
Again, we need the cleaning lady from special prosecutors’ office here. “Damn you.”