Ex-French PM accuses top Hollande aide of lying over Sarkozy 'plot'

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François Fillon denies renewed claims he tried to get Hollande's chief of staff to speed up a legal case against his rival Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Former French prime minister François Fillon accused President François Hollande's chief of staff of lying on Sunday after a media report accused Fillon of asking him to accelerate a legal case against his rival Nicolas Sarkozy, reports Reuters.