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BBC News - France President Nicolas Sarkozy snaps at Strauss-Kahn

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has rejected claims by Dominique Strauss-Kahn that his party was behind the former IMF chief's downfall.

Mr Sarkozy told reporters Mr Strauss-Kahn should keep quiet and "spare the French his remarks."

Mr Strauss-Kahn told Britain's Guardian newspaper that sex allegations against him were orchestrated by opponents.

He said although he did not believe he had been set up, events were "shaped by those with a political agenda".

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2012 at 10:37:33 AM EST
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Sarkozy hits back at DSK after setup allegations | News | DW.DE | 29.04.2012

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has rejected claims from Dominique Strauss-Kahn that agents loyal to Sarkozy had a hand in politicizing a sex scandal last May that cost the former IMF boss his job.

Nicolas Sarkozy adopted a combative tone on the campaign trail in central France on Saturday, saying that former IMF director general Dominique Strauss-Kahn should file a legal complaint if he believes that he was the victim of a political plot. The remarks followed claims by Strauss-Kahn that after a sex scandal last May in New York, "those with a political agenda" had orchestrated the event's aftermath.

"Enough is enough! I would tell Mr. Strauss-Kahn to explain himself to the judicial authorities and spare the French people his remarks," Sarkozy told thousands of supporters at a rally in Clermont-Ferrand.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2012 at 10:38:20 AM EST
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Sarko is sounding very pissy. Is it his time of the month?

The good news ... it's only a life sentence. You eventually leave this planet of idiots.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2012 at 06:36:37 PM EST
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