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António Costa Silva, minister of the economy and maritime affairs

Public prosecutors ‘confuse name of PM with economy minister’ in phone tap

With the country’s political crisis lurching every which way, lunchtime news bulletins opened with the ‘unsettling news’ that prosecutors confused the name of António Costa (PM) with António Costa Silva (economy minister) in one of the phone taps that led to the investigation by the Supreme Court of António Costa (PM). It is another detail that the lawyer defending Mr Costa’s thesis that Operation Influencer was simply the normal political-public process in action has ‘seized on’. SIC Notícias has however stressed that the mix-up refers to only one of the occasions in which Mr Costa (PM’s) name came up in relation to public prosecutors’ investigations.