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[VIDEO NEWS] Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung defends his wife over Twitter account

Nov 21,2018
1) Gyeonggi provincial office in Suwon, morning of Nov. 19

2) “My wife is not the owner of the Twitter account. Despite the fact that there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the police assembled a handful of tangential hints to conclude my wife is the offender.” - Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung

3) “The standard with which this investigation is being done is even lower than those done by netizens.”

4) “I can’t stop thinking that the police have already decided that my wife is the owner of the account. I think they have chosen power over the truth.”

5) “As if it’s a movie preview, the police announced two days ago that my wife will be prosecuted today. It is really unfair.”

6) “If they want to hurt me, then they should spit on me. Don’t bring my innocent wife into this fight.”

7) “Do you have any intention of submitting your wife Kim Hye-kyung’s phone to the police to prove her innocence?”

8) “I thought that was strange, too. This happened in April. The police haven’t requested any phones to be submitted. If they had, we would have complied. I don’t understand why they haven’t for the last seven months.”

9) “You talked about Twitter. Have you thought of asking Twitter to prove that it wasn’t your wife’s account using your wife’s name?”

10) “That’s basically nonsense. How could we ask such a question when my wife isn’t the owner of the account in the first place? Asking that would be saying that she is. That would be just another trap.”

11) “Do you want to sue the Gyeonggi provincial office?”

12) “There isn’t any evidence that the office has committed any illegal activities during the investigation. It is just that the standard with which they are conducting this investigation is low. It isn’t to the extent of making an accusation.”

13) “The Democratic Party has said that you would have to remove yourself from the party or even step down from your post as governor if these suspicions are confirmed to be true. What do you think of that?”

14) “If one has committed a crime or has been bribed, of course you should be punished. However, it is ridiculous to ask an innocent person how they would act if they had committed a crime. That would be framing them and a dirty political attack. What’s the point of speaking hypothetically when they are not even true?”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Lee Kyung-eun
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo