Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy wrote on Friday on his Twitter page that it was “with the greatest amazement” that he learned of a new charge related to Libya’s funding of his 2007 election campaign.
Sarkozy said that in the last 44 hours of interrogation he “presented important elements that confirm his integrity. The politician added that out of respect for the judiciary and for the sake of secrecy of the investigation he could not provide 120 pages of minutes of the hearing of the case.
“The French must know that I am innocent of what I am accused of. I know that the truth will triumph sooner or later. I am passing this new test, asking everyone to keep trusting me. I will eventually prove my absolute innocence,” the former president said.
Earlier, on October 16, France’s national financial prosecutor’s office charged Sarkozy with involvement in a criminal association in a case involving alleged financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by Libya.