New revelations on Macron aide's oligarch deals worth 2.2m euros

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While he was in post at the French presidential office, the Élysée Palace, Alexandre Benalla, whose job as security aide to President Emmanuel Macron and deputy to the president’s inner cabinet chief gave him access to confidential information, personally negotiated, from beginning to end, a contract for providing security services to Iskander Makhmudov, an oligarch with close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.