Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Who's Leaking the Buisson Recordings and Why?
So, another scandal strikes the UMP. After the accusations against Copé, who allegedly sent inflated invoices to a consulting firm run by cronies of his, now we have recordings of private meetings made by ex-Sarkozy advisor Patrick Buisson--the man who directed the UMP's veer to the extreme right--leaked to the press. Who did it, and why? If Buisson himself leaked the tapes, what was he trying to accomplish? To embarrass Sarkozy? Nothing terribly embarrassing has leaked out yet, other than the existence of the tapes themselves. But perhaps these first leaks are a warning shot across Sarkozy's bow. Stay out of politics--or else. Whose interests would that serve? The suspects are legion.