In the affair of party donations from abroad to the AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel and her Baden-Württemberg district association sees the AFD Federal Executive in a statement on Friday „no fault with Dr. Alice Weidel“.
But with that, the board has apparently just made a guess. This is from a statement by party leader Jörg Meuthen in the ZDF program „Berlin directly“ out.
Asked how the board Weidel so clearly absolved of any guilt, even though he still wanted to clarify the affair, Meuthen said: „Because Mrs. Weidel has declared in the federal executive that she knew nothing about the events respectively knew too late and because it credibly showed us how it was. “
The AfD donation affair has been putting Weidel and the entire party under pressure for days. A probably illegal large donation from Switzerland was not promptly as prescribed, but repaid only after several months; An otherwise legitimate major donation from the Netherlands was not reported to the Bundestag immediately, but only after nine months.
This non-timely repayment admitted Meuthen as a mistake: „This is the only charge that can be made us.“ On the charge that they had made with the money election campaign, said the party leader and European election leader, he knew the account movements not.
His co-chairman Alexander Gauland said on Sunday in the ARD program „Report from Berlin“ about the donation scandal, the county treasurer and the Landesschatzmeister had done something wrong. „That has nothing to do with Mrs. Weidel personally.“ Among other things, the AfD has to take care of whether donations of this size need an internal alarm system.