On Tuesday, Polish media was awash in 2,500 pages of material in the investigation surrounding 'Waitergate', the eavesdropping scandal involving senior Polish officials which rocked the country last summer. Officials have already called it the largest leak in Polish history. The material, including witness testimony, personal information and case evidence, was published by social activist Zbigniew Stonoga, who claimed to have found it on Chinese internet sites.
In June 2014, Polish news magazine Wprost released tape recordings of private conversations taking place between senior Polish officials in restaurants across Warsaw over an 18 month period. The calls revealed the shady dealings, corruption and extravagance behind Polish politics and the primitive language used by the Polish political elite. Speaker Sikorski was recorded calling Poland's alliance with the US "bulls***," lamenting to a colleague that Poland would "get into a conflict with the Russians and the Germans, and we'll think that everything is super because we gave the Americans a ****job."
Commenting on the scandal exploding on Tuesday, Poland expert Ariadna Rokossovskaya wrote for Russia's Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the revelations could "bury the hopes of the ruling Civic Platform Party for retaining power" in this fall's upcoming parliamentary elections.