Supreme Court Justice Edna Arbel extended, Sunday, the gag order on Colonel Erez Wiener's petition against State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss in connection with the comptroller's investigation into intrigues surrounding the appointment of the successor to former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the Israel Defense Forces. Wiener was the head of Ashkenazi's office staff. Reserves officer Boaz Harpaz forged a document purporting to advise General Yoav Galant to use a smear campaign in his bid for the post, now occupied by Benny Gantz.
Under Sunday's ruling, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein was given a week to express his views on the case. Weinstein and Lindenstrauss have been at odds on the need for a criminal investigation into the case.