German Federal representative fails to attend hearing.

The spy software “Pegasus” can access all data from mobile phones unnoticed, read messages and activate microphone or camera remotely without the person concerned noticing anything. 

It is considered one of the most powerful cyber weapons ever developed.  The worldwide victims include several members of the EU Parliament, employees of the EU Commission and numerous members of the opposition and lawyers from EU member states.

According to the Israeli manufacturer NSO, it only sells the product to state authorities such as the police, secret services or the military.

In order to clarify how it could happen that this software was also used against members of the EU Parliament and the EU Commission, and who is responsible for this, the special committee PEGA was founded in the EU Parliament in April 2022, which I am a member of  full member.

From the outset, this committee was ill-fated.  Sometimes the internet suddenly went down, speakers suddenly flew out of the video live switch, government agencies balked at passing on information or simply played dumb.

Earlier this week, the Vice President of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Martina Link, was invited to a hearing before the committee.  But Ms. Link did not show up for the appointment.  The reason for your absence is still unknown.  Even the chairman of the committee was surprised at this audacity and remarked that even he did not know whether the vice-president of the BKA – who had been invited 3 times – was simply unable to attend or whether the Federal Ministry of the Interior had forbidden her to attend.

So let’s hold on:

➡️ A powerful spy software, which according to the manufacturer is only sold to state authorities to support the fight against terrorism and crime, is suddenly also being used within the EU against politicians and opposition figures, among others.

➡️ According to the manufacturer, Germany belongs to a group of 60 customers from 45 countries (14 of which are EU countries).

➡️ In 2021 it became known that both the Federal Criminal Police Office and the German foreign secret service BND were using a variant of the Pegasus software.

➡️ On November 14th, 2022, a hearing of the EU special committee PEGA with a focus on Germany took place. 
7Despite being invited three times, the Vice President of the Federal Criminal Police Office does not appear before the committee. 

This process is kept secret in the official documentation of the EU Parliament.  Only in a video recording of the session is there a hint at the very end.

My question:

What should an average person think of that? 

What conclusion could be reached by connecting the already known facts with the conjectures in the air? 

Do you then run the risk of being branded as an alleged conspiracy theorist by opinion controllers and so-called “fact checkers”?

Greetings to you,
Yours Christine Anderson, MEP (AfD)