FRANCE - Ex-premier Francois Fillon and his wife go on trial

JIm SHIELDS, Professor of French Politics, University of Warwick:  France’s disgraced conservative former prime minister François Fillon goes on trial Wednesday over the fake-jobs scandal dubbed PenelopeGate after his wife, who was paid handsomely for work as her husband’s parliamentary assistant that she allegedly never performed. The scandal sunk Fillon’s 2017 presidential bid.