Renato Farina, former deputy director of Libero, has been a talked about character for many years. He collaborated with the SISMI then directed by Nicolò Pollari, he was an informant agent provocateur, for example in the Abu Omar case. And now Renato Brunetta, Minister for Simplification and Public Administration, would have appointed him as a consultant, as revealed by Il Fatto Quotidiano. Nicola Fratoianni of the Italian Left has already announced a parliamentary question.
The stormy past of “Betulla” Farina
“Farina telephones as a journalist to the magistrates who investigate”, says Piero Colaprico in Repubblica of one of the episodes in which he was the protagonist. He insistently asks for an interview. He goes to the courthouse and meets Armando Spataro and Ferdinando Pomarici, who already know a lot about the kidnapping, organized by the CIA. He tells them some nonsense, tries to involve the prosecutor Stefano Dambruoso (a move to move the jurisdiction to Brescia) and when he comes out he calls not his director, but Pio Pompa: “It was very hard, but I did it”. “Birch” was wrong: he did not imagine that he was already intercepted, that his arrival at the courthouse was expected and that there were bugs under the magistrates’ desk.