French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac, accused of having an undisclosed Swiss bank account, has not told the truth to the highest offices of state – the president and the prime minister – nor to Parliament, Mediapart can reveal.
For Mediapart can today disclose that the person who inadvertently recorded the conversation in which Cahuzac is heard discussing his account at UBS in Geneva has personally contacted the office of President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace to confirm the recording’s authenticity. Mediapart also reveals the identity of the man, a barrister and former mayor called Michel Gonelle.
Moreover, in emails seen by Mediapart, Jérôme Cahuzac does not deny the authenticity of the recording, even though he has recently claimed that the person on the tape is “not me”. In the emails Cahuzac even ...
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