After the judicial appointments-for-sex scandal exploded on Wednesday, High Court President Esther Hayut and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked issued a joint statement. They voiced confidence in the police investigation for revealing the truth. They also asserted that the appointments to the bench approved on their watch were scrupulous and based purely on professional considerations. The judge and the minister expressed hope that investigation would be swift and restore public confidence in the judicial system. Three suspects are in custody in the first stages of the probe, a magistrate and two lawyers.