President Michel Aoun tweeted Wednesday that “innocents do not fear the judiciary.”
He added that “those who put themselves in the accusation position mustn’t blame those who think badly of them.”
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri swiftly responded to Aoun’s tweet, saying that “the judiciary should not be the judiciary of those in power.”
Aoun’s statement follows a recent flurry of complex lawsuits that have impeded the probe.
The total number of lawsuits filed against lead investigator in the port blast case Judge Tarek Bitar now exceeds 15, according to judicial sources.
The latest came amid a campaign led by Hizbullah and Amal demanding Bitar’s replacement over allegations of “bias.”