MPs table questions over French 'President's Spy' revelations

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The publication this month of a book by three investigative journalists which accuses, through detailed testimony, the head of France’s domestic intelligence services of mounting illegal surveillance operations against the media has led to outcry among journalists and the country’s political opposition. Three Socialist Party MPs this week tabled questions in parliament demanding a government response to several revelations contained in the book, L’Espion du Président (The President’s Spy). Ellen Salvi reports.

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The publication this month of a book by three investigative journalists which accuses, through detailed testimony, the head of France’s domestic intelligence services, the DCRI, of mounting illegal surveillance operations against the media has led to outcry among journalists and the country’s political opposition.