Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The United States placed Hollande, Sarkozy and Chirac tapped – Le Figaro

The presidents François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac, and several ministers, senior officials, parliamentarians or diplomats were streamed directly or indirectly for nearly a decade by the US secret services, according to confidential documents of the agency US NSA obtained by WikiLeaks and published by Mediapart sites, and Libération .

These documents classified “Top Secret”, consist mainly of five reports of the NSA based on “communication interceptions “which are spread from 2006 to 2012. They were intended to” intelligence “American community and officials of the NSA, according to Libération .

According to the daily, the contents of notes “does not reveal any state secrets” but demonstrates “the interest shown by the NSA to France.” The daily takes as proof the database extract NSA also unveiled by WikiLeaks, containing phone numbers including Libération says it has identified those of Nicolas Sarkozy and two of his secretaries State Jean-Pierre Jouyet and Pierre Lellouche, the first being the current secretary general of the Elysee, but also other major figures including Claude Gueant and Jean-David Levitte.

The most recent document dated May 22, 2012

These documents also shed light on the functioning or decision making of Francois Hollande and his two predecessors. For example, they show how Nicolas Sarkozy was perceived in 2008 as the “only man capable” to solve the financial crisis. Former Foreign Minister of Jacques Chirac Philippe Douste-Blazy, is he perceived as having a “tendency (…) to make inaccurate and inappropriate statements”.

The most recent document May 22, 2012, a few days after the inauguration of Francois Hollande. It reports of secret meetings to discuss a possible Greek exit from the eurozone. Tonight, the entourage of François Hollande, contacted by AFP, declined to respond to these revelations. “We will look at what it is,” he does one at the Elysee Palace said.

In the summer of 2013, Germany had been shocked by the revelations of the former consultant NSA Edward Snowden, on a wide telephone conversations monitoring system and communication via internet Germans, to a mobile phone of the Chancellor for many years.


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