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Affaire Fillon: Macron grabbed for the opinion of the superior Council of the magistracy

Emmanuel Macron has decided to refer for the opinion of the superior Council of the judiciary to "analyze if the floor national financial has been able to exercise its activity in all serenity, without pressure" during its investigation on the matter Fillon, announced the Elysée palace on Friday evening. The head of State wants to "remove any doubt on the independence and impartiality of the justice in this case," said the Elysée, after the remarks of the ex-attorney national financial Eliane Houlette, who was moved by the "control very narrow" that would have exercised the attorney general's office, his authority of direct supervision, in the conduct of investigations launched in full presidential campaign of 2017. "These remarks, which have aroused a stir important, are interpreted by some as revealing of possible pressures that could be exerted on the justice in an open procedure at a critical point in our democratic life," according to the Elysee.

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the president of the Republic acts as the "guarantor of the independence of the judicial authority", said the release. Heard on 10 June by the parliamentary commission of inquiry on the independence of the judiciary, Éliane Houlette, now retired, stated to have decided in January 2017, independently, to open an investigation into the spouses Fillon after suspicions of 'ghost' employees revealed by the Canard enchaîné. But she is also moved by the "control very narrow" that would have exercised the attorney general's office in the conduct of investigations. His statements have generated a great uproar, and accusations in the camp of Mr. Fillon (LR), but also on the part of Marine Le Pen (RN) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon (BIA).

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In a statement to AFP on Friday, Eliane Houlette was "regretted" that his remarks have been "misquoted or misunderstood" and clarified that the pressures listed were "not on the facts alleged against Mr Fillon nor on the merits of the prosecution," but "were of a purely procedural nature". "Mr. Fillon has not been indicted at the request or under the pressure of the executive power", she insisted. The survey had poisoned the candidacy of François Fillon at the Elysée palace, and has led to the spring of 2020 at his trial in correctional alongside his wife Penelope. The judgement is expected on June 29.

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