Cheong Wa Dae Unearths More Park-Era Documents

  • By Jeong Woo-sang

    July 18, 2017 10:40

    Cheong Wa Dae on Monday said that additional documents have been found in the presidential office that potentially incriminate ex-President Park Geun-hye. But officials did not reveal specifics citing the need for a legal assessment.

    "We found additional documents in a cabinet in the office of the presidential secretary for political affairs on July 14, when the discovery of the first trove of documents was announced," presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told reporters.

    Officials load boxes of documents into a van at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Friday. /Yonhap

    The over 1,300 documents include notes from meetings of presidential secretaries from March 2015 to November 2016.

    "They have to do with Samsung and the blacklist of cultural figures," the spokesman said, and also contain orders from then-chief of staff Kim Ki-choon on how to use the media in dealing with various issues, including the 2014 ferry disaster and the controversial deal with Tokyo compensating victims of World War II sex slavery.

    A Cheong Wa Dae official said the first trove included handwritten notes that are not bound by regulations on designated presidential records, "but the documents this time require legal review."

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