I think that they [The UNM] leaked the phone calls as they want give their supporters hope ahead of the elections...It’s not that big of a deal and the authenticity of the calls doesn’t really matter...The sentiment of the call is similar to their [The UNM’s] public statements. I’ve said it numerous times and will say this again that since 2012 they’ve been consoling each other by planning revolution…”
“Former Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili on the leak of taped phone conversations allegedly between former President Saakashvili and UNM members discussing potential revolutionary scenarios after the election. Members of the UNM have denied the authenticity of the recording and have stated that the conversations never took place. The authenticity of the recording is not yet proven.