| 8 December 2021, Wednesday |

Mikati denies these news as a whole.

The media office of Prime Minister Najib Mikati issued the following:
News are circulated, that solutions to the political crisis are being prepared on the basis of “Bitar in exchange for the Council of Ministers.”
The Prime Minister denies these news as a whole, and confirms that “the basis, is the solution map that he has laid down since the first day, which states that there is absolutely no political interference in the work of the judiciary, and there is no link between the resumption of Cabinet sessions and the file of the judicial investigation into the Beirut Port Explosion,” which necessitated illustration.