Who benefits from the crime? In answering this question, elected Republicans think they can identify who is at the origin of the revelations of Penelope Gate. While the candidate said “an institutional coup came from the left” , one of his lieutenants believes he has found the source.
On Thursday, February 2, Eric Ciotti said that it is Emmanuel Macron that benefits the most from the number of key court case plaque the former prime minister. The deputy of Alpes-Maritimes does not say, however, that former Minister of the Economy is directly involved. For him, it is to Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the right arm of François Hollande at the Elysee Palace, he must turn.
“It is only in Bercy that we have all the elements”
For the first time since the start of the investigation, a name came out clearly from the hat. “No one is unaware of the role played by Mr. Jouyet in the rise of Emmanuel Macron and no one ignores the legendary opportunism of Mr. Jouyet, who was Minister of Nicolas Sarkozy before being secretary general of the Elysium of François Hollande, “says Eric Ciotti.
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Eric Ciotti details what this plot would be: according to him, Bercy would have all the declarations of income of the Fillon couple, and it is through this channel that things are out. “If you bring together the elements of ‘who profits the crime’ and ‘who has all the elements’, you have a lot of clues,” he said, without of course bringing any evidence of these allegations.
It is not entirely by chance that the name of Jean-Pierre Jouyet is given by the right. The latter was attacked in court by François Fillon after two journalists revealed that the former prime minister would have asked the number two of the Elysée to accentuate the judicial pressures on Nicolas Sarkozy to prevent it from returning to the foreground . At first instance and on appeal , Francois Fillon’s case was dismissed.
The head of the High Authority also accused
But the name of Jean-Pierre Jouyet is not the only one to be advanced. Bernard Debré, one of the snipers of François Fillon, accuses for his part Jean-Louis Nadal. The magistrate, former prosecutor at the Court of Cassation, is the president of the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life since its creation in 2014.
“We have suspicions, these suspicions, it is Mr. Nadal, who was appointed by the government,” accused the deputy of Paris on Public Senate.