Revealed: how top cop tipped off Sarkozy ally over Libyan funding investigation

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A senior policeman coached former interior minister Brice Hortefeux on how to handle questioning as part of the ongoing investigation into illegal Libyan funding of the 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy presidential campaign, Mediapart can reveal. The revelations appear in extracts from phone taps approved by judges investigating the funding claims, which also targeted Sarkozy himself and his lawyer Thierry Herzog.