Politics of ‘Grimorium Verum’
Posted by terres on October 17, 2008
Sarkozy’s Rituals Of Black Magic: “Adultery, wife-swapping, drug abuse and North African sex tourism”
Sarkozy sues top cop over tell-all diaries
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is suing a former head of police intelligence after allegations about his private life appeared in a news magazine.
Excerpts of the private notebooks of Yves Bertrand, who was head of the General Intelligence (RG) service, were published this month in Le Point in a report dubbed “a journey under the skirts of the Republic”.
New French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to shake up and renew France when he took office. And he started with his cabinet, which includes 11 women — three of them from minority backgrounds. They’re women, they’re from minority backgrounds and they’re feminists. Until recently, those weren’t exactly trump cards for someone striving to build a political career in France, even less so when they were trying to build that career in the conservative UMP party. Caption and Photo: Free Republic. Image may be subject to copyright.
The notebooks cover the period from 1998 to 2003 when Sarkozy was interior minister, and include allegations about the private lives of several leading politicians.
Sarkozy and the Bushes. Source: NYT. Image may be subject to copyright.
Sarkozy is linked to the wife of a member of parliament now serving as a government minister, according to Le Point.
Le Point’s report said the diaries include potentially explosive claims about adultery, wife-swapping, drug abuse and north African sex tourism allegedly indulged in by senior French political figures.
Sarkozy and Blair. Source: RFI. Image may be subject to copyright.
Sarkozy’s lawyer Thierry Herzog said the suit accuses Bertrand of malicious falsehood, forgery and invasion of privacy.
The notebooks were seized during a raid carried out as part of an inquiry into an alleged smear campaign targeting Sarkozy when interior minister. They were later leaked to Le Point.
Sarkozy abolished the RG political police this year and merged its staff and intelligence files with the former DST domestic security service to form a new FBI-style national police agency. © 2008 AFP
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