French Justice Minister urged to quit over Sarkozy phone-tapping

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But Christiane Taubira insists at press conference that she 'did not lie' about what she knew and says she will not resign from government.

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France’s opposition conservatives have called on Francois Hollande’s justice minister to step down after the government acknowledged it was aware that ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s phone had been tapped, reports RFI.

"I did not lie," Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said Wednesday as she was hammered during a press conference. "I have no information about the date, duration, or the content of the interceptions."