France Investigation

The curious disappearance of Nicolas Sarkozy's official diaries

When Nicolas Sarkozy was being questioned by judges over claims that his 2007 president election campaign was part-funded by the Libyan regime, he agreed to hand over his official diaries from that period. However, Mediapart understands that his lawyer has now told the judges that the former president is unable to provide any of them. This sudden about-face comes right in the middle of Nicolas Sarkozy's ongoing corruption trial, in which those very same diaries play a prominent role. Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.

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Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has told judges investigating claims his 2007 election campaign was part-funded by Libya that he cannot now provide them with his official diaries from that period, despite having agreed to do so, Mediapart has learnt.

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