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Francia. Senato incrimina Alexis Kohler, alter ego di Macron.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-03-25.

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«To using the Senate to settle accounts with Emmanuel Macron»


Il senato francese ha tra le sue mansioni la sorveglianza dell’operato del presidente.

Con le elezioni dello scorso anno, La République en Marche!, il partito del presidente Macron, ha conquistato in tale consesso 22 su 346 seggi: è in netta minoranza.

Francia. Senato. Macron disintegrato: 22 seggi contro 150 dell’opposizione.

Francia. Il senato indaga sull’operato di Mr Macron.

Francia. Il Senato arrostisce Mr Macron a fuoco lento.

France: Macron’s ex-bodyguard detained as Senate report on ‘Benalla affair’ is due

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«The Senate office has just rendered its decision»

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«He seizes the justice of the cases of Alexandre Benalla, Vincent Crase, but also of the three high officials of the Élysée»

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«The five men are believed to have concealed the truth when their auditions in the upper chamber.»

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«That would be tantamount to using the Senate to settle accounts with Emmanuel Macron»

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«Alexis Kohler, the secretary general of the presidential office, and Lionel Lavergne, the presidential security chief, stand accused of showing “inconsistencies” in their testimony to the Senate commission – which envince “major dysfunctions” in Macron’s presidential office»

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«Kohler is the right-hand man to Macron, …. Some have even said that they’re so close that Kohler is an extension of Macron’s brain»

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La posizione di Mr Benalla si è ulteriormente aggravata. La polizia ha trovato un suo selfie:

«Per lui, anche l’accusa di “porto d’armi non autorizzato” che la magistratura ha desunto da un selfie che Benalla si è scattato mentre impugna una pistola»

Diciamo che essersi fatto un selfie armi in pugno sembrerebbe non essere stata un’idea particolarmente brillante.

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Il nome di Mr Alexis Kohler è noto quasi esclusivamente agli addetti ai lavori.

«Enarque au CV impeccable et fidèle lieutenant d’Emmanuel Macron, Alexis Kohler, désormais secrétaire général de l’Elysée, est particulièrement discret sur ses liens familiaux qui le mettent pourtant régulièrement en “situation de conflit d’intérêts majeur ….

Alexis Kohler n’est pas simplement le plus proche collaborateur d’Emmanuel Macron: il fait aussi partie de la famille de Gianluigi Aponte, le fondateur et principal actionnaire de la Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

“Un lointain cousin est actionnaire de MSC”, avait-il concédé au détour d’une phrase à “l’Express” en juillet dernier, rappelle Mediapart. Concrètement, la mère d’Alexis Kohler, Sola Hakim, est la cousine germaine de Rafaela Aponte, la femme de Gianluigi Aponte, elle-même cofondatrice du groupe.

Or, l’armateur italo-suisse est, l'”un des plus grands clients, si ce n’est le plus grand, de STX France, les chantiers navals de Saint-Nazaire”, souligne Mediapart …. Et c’est peu dire que pour MSC, les affaires sont histoire de famille. Le numéro deux mondial du transport maritime, avec 26 milliards d’euros de chiffre d’affaires»

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Adesso dovrebbe essere ben chiara anche tutta la questione attorno ai cantieri navali Stx di Saint Nazaire, argomento di prossima discussione in senato ….

«That would be tantamount to using the Senate to settle accounts with Emmanuel Macron»

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Senate seizes justice cases Benalla, Crase and three relatives of Macron

«The Senate office has just rendered its decision. He seizes the justice of the cases of Alexandre Benalla, Vincent Crase, but also of the three high officials of the Élysée. The five men are believed to have concealed the truth when
their auditions in the upper chamber.

This is not a surprise for Alexandre Benalla and Vincent Crase.For the three employees of President Macron, however, there was a doubt.

The centrists, members of the Senate office, did not want to send them to court, judging the evidence against the three men too light.That would be tantamount to using the Senate to settle accounts with Emmanuel Macron, some explained.

Republicans and Socialists, on the other hand, wanted the Senate to play its full role, having conducted hearings for weeks.They have therefore been successful, even though the details of the vote are not yet known.

So now the prosecutor will take the case.

An offense punishable by five years in prison

Alexandre Benalla, Vincent Crase and Patrick Strzoda, Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, are suspected of giving false testimony, said Socialist Senator Victorin Lurel, a member of the Senate Bureau.An offense punishable by five years in prison and 75,000 euros fine.

Emmanuel Macron’s other collaborators are Alexis Kohler, Secretary General of the Elysée, and Lionel Lavergne, Head of the Security Group of the Presidency of the Republic.»

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French Senate asks prosecutors to probe Macron aides over Benalla affair

«In a new twist to the Benalla affair, the French Senate asked judicial authorities to probe three senior aides to Emmanuel Macron over the scandal on Thursday, including the president’s “right-hand man” Alexis Kohler.

A Senate commission decided to report Alexandre BenallaMacron’s former bodyguard, whom video footage has shown beating up a protester at a May Day rally –  Patrick Strzoda and Vincent Crase, a reservist in the national gendarmerie, on the grounds that they are suspected of concealing the truth when interrogated by the parliamentary committee.

Contacted by FRANCE 24, Hélène Conway-Mouret, the Socialist vice-president of the Senate, confirmed these details. The offence of giving false testimony is punishable by five years in prison and a €75,000 fine.

Meanwhile Alexis Kohler, the secretary general of the presidential office, and Lionel Lavergne, the presidential security chief, stand accused of showing “inconsistencies” in their testimony to the Senate commission – which envince “major dysfunctions” in Macron’s presidential office, a member of the committee told AFP.

“Kohler is the right-hand man to Macron,” said FRANCE 24 French Politics Editor Marc Perelman. “Some have even said that they’re so close that Kohler is an extension of Macron’s brain.”

The Senate investigation is responding to further discoveries about Benalla since the video footage of his May Day activities was released by Le Monde in August 2018, Perelman pointed out: “Since then there have been revelations that he was not merely a bodyguard, that he was close to Macron, that he was issued diplomatic passports and weapons permits, and that he even dealt with some Russian oligarchs while he was in the Élysée.”

“The Senators have said that those three top aides have not told the whole truth about what Benalla was up to, and what authorisation they granted him to carry out all those kinds of activities,” Perelman continued.»

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→ Ansa. 2019-03-22. Francia: nuove accuse per Benalla

Alexandre Benalla, l’ex consigliere dell’Eliseo sotto inchiesta per violenze a margine di una manifestazione di studenti il 1 maggio 2018, dovrà rispondere di nuove accuse. Al termine di un interrogatorio, l’ex collaboratore di Emmanuel Macron è stato messo sotto inchiesta per essere “intervenuto nell’esercizio di una funzione pubblica”, nella fattispecie al fianco della polizia. Per lui, anche l’accusa di “porto d’armi non autorizzato” che la magistratura ha desunto da un selfie che Benalla si è scattato mentre impugna una pistola.

Intanto, la Commissione d’inchiesta del Senato ha deciso di rinviare alla giustizia il caso di “false testimonianze” da parte non soltanto di Benalla ma del suo ex collega all’Eliseo Vincent Crase, e di Patrick Strzoda, capo di gabinetto di Macron. Alla giustizia, il Senato ha deciso di trasmettere anche le deposizioni del segretario generale dell’Eliseo, Alexis Kohler, e del generale Lionel Lavergne, capo della sicurezza della presidenza.

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