Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday launched a blistering attack on prosecutors in Sicily after they confirmed a probe into his refusal to allow more than 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship last month.
Prosecutors in Palermo on Friday informed Salvini of the inquiry into his 10-day alleged "illegal confinement" of the migrants in a letter that he opened and read in a video broadcast live on his Facebook page.
"An organ of the state is probing another organ of the state. With the small difference that you (the voters) elected this organ of the state," Salvini said in the video.
"The others have not been elected by anyone and are not answerable (for their actions) to anyone.