Speaking with palms and ft
Elements of the dialog have been translated into Russian by Mr. Gudenus, who had spent a few semesters in Russia and speaks the language, though seemingly with some issue.
At one level, Mr. Gudenus raises his hand in a gun gesture, making an attempt to elucidate that the occasion was getting untraceable donations from Gaston Glock, the Austrian behind the Glock pistol, as effectively.
Mr. Glock has denied the allegation.
Sensing a entice
Der Spiegel reported that after six hours of dialog with the lady and her interpreter, Mr. Strache appeared to sense a entice.
Mr. Gudenus, nevertheless, satisfied him in any other case. “No, it’s not a entice,” he tells the vice chancellor on tape.
Throughout his information convention on Saturday, when he introduced his resignation, Mr. Strache mentioned in an emotional speech that he would go after folks concerned in what he known as a entice, promising authorized motion. The one title talked about was that of Jan Böhmermann, a German comic who had joked a couple of month earlier than the video was launched in regards to the Freedom Social gathering ingesting in an oligarch’s villa in Ibiza.
It’s not clear what connection, if any, there’s between the joke and the video.
Blaming it on the alcohol
In the course of the information convention on Saturday, Mr. Strache took a defiant tone towards those that had launched the video.
He did, nevertheless, apologize for his half in a dialog he insisted was personal, saying it was typical “macho conduct” introduced on by alcohol, and possibly, the will to impress the “enticing hostess.”