France's Sarkozy says justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

Beleaguered former president hits out angrily in TV interview at those parts of the judiciary he says are seeking to humiliate and destroy him.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday the legal system was being used for political means after he was put under formal investigation on suspicions of using his influence to gain details of a probe into his 2007 election campaign, reports Reuters.