Sarkoleaks scandal and the boomerang effect
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Just days ago, the "Sarkoleaks" scandal seemed like a gift for the Socialist Party government... until it emerged that senior ministers were aware of a judicial wiretap of Nicolas Sarkozy's phone despite denying this publicly. The head of the UMP party, Jean-François Copé, has called on the Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to resign for concealing her knowledge of these wiretaps. Left-wing MPs say this a clever attempt by the UMP party to divert attention from the "Sarkoleaks" revelations.