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Whether Macron himself was party to this cover up is unclear, but he bears overall responsibility and needs to make a public admission of a failure of due process - at the very least.

Public admission: does a speech in a closed session with the LREM MPs count?

Macron : «S'ils cherchent un responsable, le seul responsable c'est moi, et moi seul»

Emmanuel Macron était ce mardi soir à la Maison de l'Amérique latine, à Paris, pour le pot de fin de session parlementaire des députés LREM. Un rassemblement auquel participaient plusieurs membres du gouvernement.

Emmanuel Macron a évidemment profité de l'occasion pour mobiliser ses troupes, en pleine affaire Benalla.

Macron: "If they look for someone to take responsibility, the only responsible party is me, and me alone"

Macron should say that publicly indeed. But here's the rub: his alpha-male temper has led him to delay this moment of perceived humiliation; he may come to it ultimately, buy only after having let the whole brouhaha balloon out of control. He only has his own hubris to blame.

And don't forget there's a criminal investigation started; more shenanigans could surface in the future.

In any case, Macron's aura of invincibility has been shattered; politically this could be a turning point, but it's too early to tell of course.

by Bernard on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 at 08:01:09 PM EST
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It was bound to happen, sooner or later, about something or other...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 at 08:23:24 PM EST
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