Netanyahu lashes out against police ahead of expected corruption probe announcement

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"It is shocking that the police chief will once again allude to the lie that the prime minister sent private investigators to spy on police investigators", Netanyahu wrote in a social media post.

He further questioned the integrity of the investigation in a Thursday Facebook post.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the plan to be frozen early this week despite support from the Health, Agriculture and Finance ministries, Hadashot news reported Wednesday evening.

Nonetheless, the Likud party leader is looking to get ahead of any announcement and reassure his supporters.

At the conclusion of their investigation, police will recommend whether to indict or close the cases against the Prime Minister.

"There won't be anything because I know the truth", Netanyahu said in a video statement on Wednesday. "At this stage, the Treasury will remind the participants that any confrontation can be avoided if the government chooses not to export cannabis to the United States, but Netanyahu reiterated the administration's position in Washington, stressing that it would not necessarily serve Israel's interests".

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Netanyahu added many police recommendations go nowhere. The state prosecutor recently said in the Knesset that about half of the police's recommendations end with nothing.So do not be nervous. "So, don't be under pressure". The cases involve allegations of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, according to police.

The probe reportedly concerns allegations Netanyahu improperly received lavish gifts from Hollywood and business figures. In return he offered to have the circulation of a rival, pro-Netanyahu paper reduced, presumably through influencing its owner, the USA businessman and conservative financier Sheldon Adelson.

Police have not made comments on a possible indictment on the third case as investigation seems to still be underway.

However, the Attorney General will make the final decision on pressing charges.

"At the end of the day, the legal entities will also reach this simple truth: there is nothing", he said.

In Case 2000, police have been investigating conversations Netanyahu had with Arnon Mozes, the owner of one of Israel's leading newspapers, Yedioth Ahronoth, which is regularly critical of the Prime Minister.

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