Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae ordered Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol to suspend his duties and demanded disciplinary action against Yoon.
Upon inspection of the President, he revealed that several serious and grave charges were confirmed. First, reporter Kang Cheong-wan analyzes the contents of Minister Chu's announcement yesterday (24th).
Minister Choo Mi-ae's announcement of the suspension of his duties for Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol was made a blitz yesterday evening.
[Chu Mi-ae/Minister of Justice: With a very heavy heart, I have been compelled to report to the public about the disciplinary claim and exclusion of duties against the Prosecutor General.] As
a result of the inspection of Yun, Minister Choo conducted several serious and serious charges of misconduct. He said he had confirmed.
In 2018, when he was in office as the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office, there was an inappropriate contact with the JoongAng Ilbo's key owner, and there was a fact that he conducted inspections such as grasping the propensity of the judges in major cases such as the case of former Minister Cho Kook.
In addition, in connection with the alleged attempts to be compelled by Channel A and former Prime Minister Han Myung-sook, I also heard the suspicion of violating the obligation to cooperate and interfering with the prosecution in the face-to-face investigation of the head of the prosecutor's office of the Ministry of Justice.
Yoon pointed out that he undermined political neutrality by saying something that could be interpreted as political participation at the Supreme Prosecutor's Office last month as a reason for disciplinary claims and job exclusion.
[Chu Mi-ae/Minister of Justice: As the Minister of Justice, who is the commanding and supervisory authority, I am very sorry for the fact that I have caused a lot of concern to the people.]
After four orders of prosecution, the conflict between the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Swordsman is heading to an extreme as Minister Chu throws the last card, excluding the duties of the incumbent prosecutor general, which is the first in constitutional history.