by Jerome a Paris
Mon May 16th, 2011 at 04:47:01 AM EST
His lawyer has said he would plead not guilty. Others talked darkly of a possible “setup” of Mr. Sarkozy’s most prominent rival.
But there was a general recognition that whatever the outcome — unless the police have made a horrible error — the arrest had exploded Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s political hopes, upended France’s political landscape and abruptly ended his career at the I.M.F., which is in the middle of crucial negotiations about loans for distressed nations of the European Union. (NYT)
A new thread for continued discussion.
[editor's note, by Migeru] DSK coverage: