People around all presidential candidates were subjected to checks by the Lithuanian State Security Department (SSD) during last year's election process, its director said on March 10, adding that the intelligence agency had the legal basis and authority for doing so.
"I said once again that the inner circle of all candidates had been subjected to checks," Darius Jauniskis said after a closed-door meeting of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense (CNSD).
Dainius Gaizauskas, the committee's chairman, sa...
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