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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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Gilets Jaunes. Act XV. Benalla non sarà presente perché resta in galera.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-22.

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Alexandre Benalla et Vincent Crase restent en prison

«Le référé-liberté d’Alexandre Benalla et Vincent Crase a été rejeté par la cour d’appel de Paris. Ils restent donc en détention provisoire.

L’ancien collaborateur d’Emmanuel Macron, Alexandre Benalla, et son ami Vincent Crase, ex-employé de LREM, ont été maintenus en détention provisoire ce vendredi, la cour d’appel de Paris ayant rejeté leur référé-liberté déposé par leurs avocats, a-t-on appris de source judiciaire.»

Persi i giudici, Mr Macron inizia a vedere l’inizio della fine.

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Mr Macron ha in questo momento molte cose alle quali pensare.

Francia. Il Senato arrostisce Mr Macron a fuoco lento.

«A French Senate commission demanded Wednesday an investigation into three close aides to President Emmanuel Macron after finding “major flaws” in the government’s handling of a scandal involving security aide Alexandre Benalla»

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«The senators accused the three aides, including Macron’s chief of staff, of contradictions in their testimony over the scandal triggered in July by video footage of former security aide Benalla roughing up protesters during a May Day rally»

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Tutto l’entourage di Mr Macron è adesso sotto inchiesta.

Manca solo che salti fuori il nome del mandante: sono sempre più i francesi che ritengono che Mr Macron ben sapesse cosa stavano facendo i suoi fidi scherani.

Ma mica che le cose finiscano qua.

Domani andrà in scena l’Atto XV dei Gilets Jaunes.

La stampa di regime si sgola a dire che sono solo quattro facinorosi, che non contano nulla, che nel numero si trova sempre chi non sia riconoscente a Mr Macron per tutto quello che sta facendo per la Francia.

«But official government numbers reported that 41,500 gilets jaunes still turned out across the country last Saturday, proving that plenty of protesters are still taking to the streets calling for social change»

41,500?? Un po’ pochini a giudicare dalle fotografie e dagli imponenti schieramenti di polizia.

«The local prefecture has asked its citizens not to leave any rubbish or small vehicles such as bikes or scooters on the streets, as they may be set on fire by protesters. Retailers will also shut up shop if the protests turn violent.

In Bordeaux, Lille, Toulouse, and Strasbourg calls for Act XV demonstrations to be organised are also gaining traction on Facebook»

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«And last but not least, Paris will also see another gilet jaunes rally take place at the Champs-Elysées at 11am on Saturday, with 5,000 people already confirming their attendance on Facebook groups entitled “A date to change everything” and “Let nothing go”. A further 17,000 people have marked themselves as “interested” in the event»

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Un regime che si regge sulla continua azione della polizia per reprimere le continue manifestazioni dei patrioti nelle strade e nelle piazze francesi potrebbe ben essere definito con un termine proprio.

Si aspetta con somma pazienza che il Senato finisca di arrostire Mr Macron al calore del fuoco delle manifestazioni dei Gilets Jaunes.

Poi un bel dì vedremo il vagone di Mr Macron avviarsi alla frontiera con biglietto di sola andata.

Sempre che alla fine non finisca sotto processo.


Act XV: What to expect from this Saturday’s ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

With the fifteenth weekend of gilets jaunes action about to get underway, we take a look at what France’s struggling social protest movement is planning for this Saturday.

Over the past few weeks France’s ‘yellow vests’ have faced increasing scrutiny from the general public over violence at their rallies, anti-Semitic messages by some of their supporters, and the seemingly convoluted goals of their leaders.

But official government numbers reported that 41,500 gilets jaunes still turned out across the country last Saturday, proving that plenty of protesters are still taking to the streets calling for social change.

This Saturday, a sizeable “yellow vest” protest is planned in the city of Clermont-Ferrand in central France, with initial estimates pointing to anything between 3,000 and 10,000 protesters.

Authorities in the capital of Puy de Dome department have announced they will keep all public buildings and parks closed for the day and remove all self-service bicycles from their docking stations until Monday.

France’s public rail service SNCF has told travellers that “yellow vest” action should not affect Saturday’s train schedule in Clermont-Ferrand, although extra security officers will be deployed just in case.

“Anticipation, vigilance et fermeté” : présentation avec @olivierbianchi1 du dispositif pour garantir la sécurité de tous pour la manifestation du 23 février à @ClermontFd https://t.co/SoTsqFdPEm pic.twitter.com/DO2PWJXWop

— Préfète du Puy-de-Dôme (@Prefet63) February 21, 2019

The northern city of Rennes in Brittany is also expecting a significant number of protesters on its streets.

“There could be around 3,000 demonstrators, it might get a little messy,” a police source is quoted as saying by regional daily Le Mensuel de Rennes.

Police in the town of Epinal in the northeast of France are on their guard after violence broke out last Saturday, with “yellow vest” Facebook groups labelling the town in Voges as the go-to place for gilets jaunes in the region.

The local prefecture has asked its citizens not to leave any rubbish or small vehicles such as bikes or scooters on the streets, as they may be set on fire by protesters. Retailers will also shut up shop if the protests turn violent.

In Bordeaux, Lille, Toulouse, and Strasbourg calls for Act XV demonstrations to be organised are also gaining traction on Facebook.

And last but not least, Paris will also see another gilet jaunes rally take place at the Champs-Elysées at 11am on Saturday, with 5,000 people already confirming their attendance on Facebook groups entitled “A date to change everything” and “Let nothing go”. A further 17,000 people have marked themselves as “interested” in the event. 

According to a French ministry statement, only 5,000 “yellow vests” protested in the whole of Paris last Saturday, with an official figure of 41,500 turning out across France. 

This is well down on the 282,000 peak at the start of the protests however organizers claim the figure was much higher. 

“We were 15,000, that means the movement is increasing,” Jerome Rodrigues, one of the movement’s better known figures, told AFP at the Paris march.