Thursday, July 3, 2014

Are Sarkozy's Troubles DSK Revenge?

One may recall the 2011 arrest in NYC of the then-president of the IMF, Dominique Strauss Kahn, on charges of raping a hotel maid. (SEE: Roubini: Intelligence Sources Say DSK was Set-Up).

Speculation was that Nicolas Sarkozy, the then president of France, may have set DSK up, as DSK was a very real threat to his re-election bid.

Now, Sarkozy is under investigation by French authorities. NYT reports:
 Hours after being put under formal investigation in a corruption and influence-peddling case, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, lashed out at the prosecution on Wednesday, saying again that he is innocent and expressing outrage at a case he said was being manipulated for political ends.

“I am profoundly shocked by what happened,” Mr. Sarkozy told the French broadcaster TF1, referring to the decision by anticorruption investigators to take him into custody for questioning on Tuesday and then make him a target of their inquiry after months during which they tapped his telephone, examined his dealings with a prominent judge and investigated his 2007 campaign finances...

Calling the accusations “grotesque,” he expressed anger that his private conversations had been secretly recorded by investigators. He suggested that he was being treated unfairly. “Is it normal?” he asked, that he was kept for 15 hours in a police station before being taken to see two judges at 2 a.m. on Wednesday in the company of several police officers.

One has to think that somehow DSK may have a hand in this. La revenge?


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