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Nicolas Sarkozy rejects Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accusation he orchestrated downfall
The Australian ^ | April 29, 2012  | Staff

Posted on 04/30/2012 1:22:44 AM PDT by Cincinna

Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once tipped to win France's presidential vote, has made a dramatic incursion into the campaign with a claim Nicolas Sarkozy orchestrated his downfall.

The accusation came as the battle between Mr Sarkozy and Francois Hollande grew ever more bitter, with the incumbent accusing the front-running Socialist of subjecting him to a “Stalinist trial” over his bid to woo the far right.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, in his first major newspaper interview since his disgrace a year ago, told Britain's The Guardian newspaper that his spectacular fall was orchestrated by opponents to prevent him standing as Socialist candidate.

The ex-International Monetary Fund boss had been favoured to win the vote until May last year, when he was arrested in New York and accused of sexually assaulting hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo. The charges were later dropped.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dsk; frenchelection; sarkozy; socialistlies
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1 posted on 04/30/2012 1:22:51 AM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

The latest news is that DSK denied the interview published in the Guardian, where DSK accused Sarko of orchestrating his downfall. The author, Edward J. Epstein confirmed that the interview did take place on April 13.

 The stories spread by Hollande’s Soros controlled mouthpiece Mediapart, claiming Sarko was offered $50 million by Khadafi to finance his campaign have been proven false. The so-called writers of the memos published by Mediapart have categorically denied they ever wrote them. Sarkozy will be filing a lawsuit for defamation against  Mediapart this week. 


2 posted on 04/30/2012 1:27:04 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

It’s a shame that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal didn’t break much later than it really did, like after he became the socialist nominee.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 1:28:46 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Cincinna

The only thing missing in this smear was Gloria Allred.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 4:21:08 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinna

Musulman France, est fait accompli!


5 posted on 04/30/2012 5:04:12 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Cincinna
Spoken like a true liberal............. “It's somebody else’s fault” that he impugned his own character! What a piece of work he is.
6 posted on 04/30/2012 5:57:12 AM PDT by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Cincinna

“Opinion polls say Mr Hollande will win the run-off against Mr Sarkozy.”

With the UK and Spain now in recession, and most of southern Europe teteering on insolvency, a victory for the socialists in France would be too much for the EU. Germany would not be able to restrain French excesses. France would not tolerate being treated like Vichy France II by a demanding Deutchland.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Impy

How true! I guess that’s proof positive that Sarko had nothing to do with it..


8 posted on 04/30/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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