Shamed Élysée aide says he was 'weak link' for Macron's enemies

In his first interview since prompting the worst crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, disgraced security aide Alexandre Benalla said 'my case has been used to settle scores' and accused 'politicians and police' of using him as 'weak link' with which to hurt the French president.

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The senior bodyguard to President Emmanuel Macron, fired for beating May Day protesters, said in a newspaper interview on Thursday that he had made a mistake that enabled the president’s enemies to exploit the incident to tarnish him, reports Reuters.