April 29, 2012
Did Gaddafi fund Sarko's 2007 campaign?
If true, this would be one of the juiciest political scandals of the century. A French magazine is reporting that Libya's former strongman Muamar Gaddafi gave more than 66 million euros to the campaign of Nicholas Sakozy in 2007. CNN: The campaign of French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande called for a criminal investigation into President Nicolas Sarkozy after a media report Saturday accused the president of taking 50 million euros ($66.3 million) for his 2007 campaign from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Mediapart, a French online magazine, claimed in its report to have a Gadhafi government document, detailing an agreement to fund the campaign. The alleged document, dated December 10, 2006, states that then-Libyan intelligence chief Moussa Koussa authorized secret payments to Sarkozy through an intermediary, Mediapart reports. CNN was not immediately able to confirm the authenticity of the published document. Sarkozy has dismissed the allegation as...(Read Full Post)