A secret document has surfaced that reveals French President Nicolas Sarkozy might have received funds from Gaddafi in 2006.
Libya’s chairman of the External Security Apparatus and close aid of the dead brutal dictator Gaddafi, Mussa Kussa, asked one of Gaddafi’s foreign investment companies to transfer fifty million euros to support the 2006 election campaign of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In the letter dated December 10, 2006 that was directed to the Chairman of Libya’s Portfolio of African Investments, Kussa said: “In reference to the instructions of the liaison office of the General People’s Committee regarding the approval for supporting the election campaign of presidential candidate Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy with an amount of fifty million euros, we inform you of the approval of the above mentioned subject matter.”
Kussa explained in the letter that he was aware of what had been discussed by representatives of Sarkozy during a meeting that was held in a location that was not specified in the letter.
He said: “this is after reviewing the minutes of the meeting that was held on October 6, 2006, which was attended from our side by the Director of Libyan Intelligence and the Chairman of Libya’s Portfolio of African Investments, and on the French side by Mr. (Praise Ortuvo) and Ziyad Taqio Eddin, during which meeting the amount and mechanism of payment was agreed upon.”
The letter was signed and by Mussa Imhimed Kussa, the Head of the External Security Apparatus.
On Sunday, however, a week before France’s presidential runoff, French President Sarkozy fiercely rejected reports that he was offered campaign funding from the dead brutal dictator Gaddafi.
Sarkozy also rebuffed leftist critics who compared his campaign rhetoric to that of France’s Nazi collaborators, as ugly wartime memories surfaced in what has been a particularly bitter presidential race.
Polls predict Sarkozy will lose the May 6 runoff to Socialist Francois Hollande, who promises government-funded jobs programmes and higher taxes on the rich — pledges that resonate with a recession-weary electorate.
Via Tripoli Post