“Black Hugo Boss suit, gray shirt, necklace with stone, black sneakers, black Anke Runge bag.” What sounds like a normal list of clothes turns out to be a possibly careless handling of confidential documents. As the “Spiegel” reports, neighbors of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his wife Britta Ernst apparently disposed of secret documents in the household waste.
Neighbors of the couple, who live in Potsdam, found the chancellor’s wife’s outfit list for the federal election and the evening of the election, as well as more explosive documents in the communal waste. A fox may have helped them look for the papers, because the plastic bags with the documents were scattered in front of the room with the garbage, the “Spiegel” further reports.
The neighbors of the chancellor couple were also able to take a look at excerpts from Britta Ernst’s work calendar, the Brandenburg Minister of Education. On May 19, 2022, her lunch break lasted from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. In the evening she attended a concert by the Israeli jazz bassist Avishai Cohen in the chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonic.
But documents that were classified as confidential were also said to have been found by neighbors in the garbage. Below: “Brief profiles of the partners” of the heads of state and government at the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria. Under the picture of Maria Serenella Cappello, wife of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, it says: “Avoid publicity. It says about Yuko Kishida, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, that she is “a secretary at Mazda”.
This find is explosive because the abbreviation “VS-nfD” is noted on the document, reports the “Spiegel”. The abbreviation stands for: Classified matter – for official use only. The documents should not have been taken home at all. Certainly not allowed to be disposed of in this way.