a resignation “is not on the agenda”

The Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupond-Moretti spoke on Tuesday morning for the first time since the decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic, the day before, to order a trial against him for illegal taking of interests. A dismissal which was immediately appealed by the lawyers of the former criminal lawyer, and which is thus in fact suspended.

“If I had to be judged, I would say what I have to say, said the minister at the exit of the information center on the rights of women and families in Paris, which he had just visited. I am a litigant like any other. You can count on me to defend myself. »

Asked about a possible resignation from the government, Eric Dupond-Moretti indicated that this “is not on the agenda”. He repeated his “legitimacy from the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister”. “The Prime Minister reaffirmed yesterday all the confidence she had in me,” he added.

“This indictment or dismissal did not hinder my work”, further assures the Minister of Justice.

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Implicated in two cases

Eric Dupond-Moretti, who entered the government in the summer of 2020 and then was reappointed to the Chancellery after the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, is suspected of having taken advantage of his position to settle accounts with magistrates with whom he had had disagreements when he was a lawyer in two cases. The first concerns the administrative investigation he ordered in September 2020 against three magistrates of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office who had had his detailed telephone bills (“fadettes”) go through when he was a lawyer. The PNF magistrates then sought to find out who had been able to alert Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry Herzog that they were being wiretapped in the so-called “Paul Bismuth” affair. Research which turned out to be vain, but which the future minister had described as “methods of spooks”.

In the second case, he is accused of having initiated administrative proceedings against a former investigating judge seconded to Monaco, Édouard Levrault, who had indicted one of his ex-clients.

Eric Dupond-Moretti disputes the facts, claiming to have only “follow the recommendations of his administration”.

Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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