CIA Exposed Interfering In French Presidential Elections
On Thursday WikiLeaks released a set of documents that show that the CIA was spying on France’s 2012 presidential candidates while under the Obama Administration.
The documents released by the anti-secrecy organization show what appears to be orders from intelligence officials instructing operatives to collect information on the candidates’ political strategies and internal communications according to the Daily Caller.
WikiLeaks Press Release:
All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.
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