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News summary on the way home from work, Subsletter Evening. 

Parliament's time was not on the side of the prosecution.

When the opposition and opposition parties agreed to arbitrate the bill arbitration of the National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seok, the prosecution is strongly protesting again. Starting with Prosecutor General Oh-su Kim, the leadership of the prosecution resigned from Domino, making an unprecedented leadership vacancy inevitable.

After the presidential election, President Oh-su Kim endured the so-called Yoon Hek-gwan shakes, but ended up writing his resignation twice in the state of probation, and this is the first case in the history of the prosecution.

Kim Oh-soo, second resignation in five days

Prosecutor General Kim Oh-su resigned as soon as the opposition and opposition parties agreed to accept the mediation proposal proposed by National Assembly Speaker Park Byung-seok, the second resignation in five days.

The arbitration plan effectively deprived the prosecution of the investigative powers, and it was judged that it was a bill to prevent ongoing or future political investigations.

If I couldn't block the legislation, I was in a situation where I lost my justification for continuing to hold the position of president, but it seems that he thought the same about the arbitration plan.

President Kim Oh-su left the Supreme Prosecutor's Office after giving a brief statement to the reporters through the spokesperson's office, "The Prosecutor General will take responsibility for all these circumstances and submit a resignation letter."

The picture below is of the sword leaving.

The Prosecutor General will take responsibility for all these circumstances and submit a resignation letter (reporters notice)

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There is also an atmosphere of criticizing President Kim among front-line prosecutors, and the remarks that President Kim made after meeting with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House on the 18th raise doubts whether he was aware of the mediation plan today (22nd).

There is also an atmosphere in which President Kim's theory of responsibility is being raised.

resignation, resignation...

Unprecedented leadership vacancy

It is leading to the resignation of Domino's, the prosecution's leadership team.

Eight members of the leadership team, including Deputy Prosecutor Park Seong-jin, Seoul High Prosecutor's Office Seong-yoon Lee, Kim Gwan-jeong, Suwon High Prosecutor's Office, Daejeon High Prosecutor's Office, Jo Jung-tae, Gwangju High Prosecutor's Office, Daegu High Prosecutor's Office, Kwon Soon-beom, Busan High Prosecutor's Office, Jo Jae-yeon, and Koo Bon-seon, chief prosecutor, have resigned from the Ministry of Justice. I can.

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As all high-ranking prosecutors have resigned, an unprecedented leadership vacuum has become inevitable.

However, in the case of Senior Prosecutor Lee Seong-yoon, there is an observation that it will be difficult to accept the resignation because Kim Hak-eui, former Vice Minister of Justice, is currently being prosecuted for an illegal departure ban case.

The reason for the strong opposition from the prosecution can be seen from the statement of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office, who said, "In reality, the arbitration proposal is only a temporary postponement of the implementation of the existing 'examination and complete' bill." "The arbitration proposal also brings significant changes to the criminal justice system. "There is a serious procedural problem that is being pursued with a target deadline set without a proper discussion," he said.

- The Supreme Prosecutor resolutely opposes the proposed arbitration by the Speaker of the National Assembly, which was unveiled today

- The arbitration bill is in fact only a temporary postponement of the implementation of the existing 'examination and overhaul' bill - Although the arbitration bill

also brings significant changes to the criminal justice system, it is related to the special committee of the National Assembly, etc. There is a serious procedural problem that is being pursued after setting a target deadline without the institutions meeting and discussing it properly


After the election, Kim Oh-soo shakes Yoon Hek-gwan

Let us now return to the situation immediately after the election.

Shortly after the election, so-called Yoon Hak officials pressured Prosecutor General Kim Oh-soo to express his intentions, and the representative person was Kwon Seong-dong, the floor leader of the People's Power.

Representative Kwon gave reasons such as that President Kim's investigation and supervision of the Daejang-dong development preference was not neutral, see the remarks he made on MBC radio.

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Few people believe that the prosecution is doing the right thing about the Daejang-dong investigation.

So, in the future, if he has the determination, himself and the will to investigate in accordance with the law and principles regardless of his situation, as the prosecutor general, he will fulfill his term of office. Personally, I think you have to decide for yourself where you are going.

However, President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol will not press or coerce or do anything to resign.

- MBC Radio 'Kim Jong-bae's attention' (March 15, 2022)

The next day, President Kim made a brief statement to reporters through the Spokesperson's Office of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office, rejecting the resignation request with 27 letters saying, "The Prosecutor General will faithfully carry out his duties in accordance with the law and principles."

Bae Bae Jin taking out his 'resignation card'

However, on the 7th, independent lawmaker Yang Hyang-ja from the Democratic Party was appointed as a member of the National Assembly Legislative and Judiciary Committee, and the promotion of the Inspection and Complete Bill became visible.

(▶ Saboim: A word that combines resignation and resignation. It is a term that combines the resignation and resignation of members of the Standing Committee or Special Committee of the National Assembly.)

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All of the National Prosecutors' Meetings began to mention resignation, saying, "If the prosecution's investigation function is abolished, there is no point in performing my duties any longer as the Prosecutor General.

He has pitched multiple camps.

On the 15th, when I went to the National Assembly to meet Speaker Park Byeong-seok, I went to the National Assembly to block the legislation, saying, "I would like to ask you to proceed with the impeachment process of the National Assembly first before the legislative process."

President Moon "accompany and interview"...

resignation again

However, as the Democratic Party goes straight ahead without regard to it, he throws a resignation card as the final score, and President Kim takes responsibility as president, saying, "I am sorry to the people and members of the prosecution for the conflict and strife over the legislative process of the 'Inspection and Dismissal' bill." He announced that he would resign.

After submitting a resignation letter to the Ministry of Justice, President Kim took a leave of absence and went undercover without receiving any contact.

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But after President Moon Jae-in rejected President Kim's resignation, he called President Kim to the Blue House and had a 70-minute interview, which was four days ago, on the 18th.

President Kim said he would continue his post after the interview, but withdrew his resignation saying, "Public officials need to respect the will of the person who has the authority to appoint them. I explained the background.

President Moon also said, "The prosecutor general is not responsible for the current situation, so please keep his term and fulfill his role." it's known

Since then, President Kim has been actively participating in persuading the Democratic Party and discussing legislation in the National Assembly to express his opinions.

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Just yesterday (21st), he prevented National Assembly Speaker Park Byung-seok and appealed for mediation by persuading Chairman Park to the purport that 'If the Democratic Party's eyepatch goes on, the precise judicial system will collapse and the case will be delayed'.

Kim Oh-soo's executives also struggled with public opinion, but the time of the National Assembly was not on the side of the prosecution.

Only 8 prosecutors have served their term

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President Kim's term of office is until May next year, and if his resignation is accepted this time, he will take off his clothes about a year earlier.

The two-year term system for the Prosecutor General was introduced to secure political neutrality and independence after the establishment of the 6th Republic in 1988. After the system was introduced, 23 people have been appointed as presidents, but only eight presidents have fulfilled their terms.

Roh Tae-woo and Kim Doo-hee, who were the last presidents of the Kim Young-sam government, and Kim Tae-jung, who were the last presidents of the government, resigned as justice ministers, and vice versa.

Kim Dae-jung, the last presidents of the Park Geun-hye administrations, Kim Gak-young, and Kim Su-nam, the last presidents of the government, voluntarily resigned after the president's remarks about 'distrust' and the atmosphere of distrust acted as pressure to resign immediately after the inauguration of the new government.

Former Prosecutor General Lim Chae-jin, the last prosecutor general of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, remained in office under the Lee Myung-bak administration.

There is also a prosecutor general who served his term despite clashes with the regime.

Song Gwang-soo, former president of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, served two years even though the Blue House pushed for the abolition of the Central Investigation Department of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office, saying, "Strike my neck first."

But if President Oh-su Kim's resignation was accepted, wouldn't that be what the Yoon Hak officials wanted?

a piece of the day

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This is the appearance of Naoki Kumagai, the general secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Korea, entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government Complex in Seoul.

This is a call by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest the Japanese government's repeated claim that Dokdo is 'Japanese territory' in this year's diplomatic blueprint.

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(Photo = Yonhap News)