This is a survey, conducted by the public Prosecutor national financial (PNF), that has lasted nearly six years, and whose existence was never leaked to the press. Parallel to the judicial inquiry opened in 2014 for traffic of influence and corruption, and that is worth to Nicolas Sarkozy's appearance before the correctional court in November, prosecutors have sought to know if the former head of the State and his lawyer, Me Thierry Herzog, had received confidential information and covered by the obligation of professional secrecy, informing them that the telephone line "Paul Bismuth" was on listening.
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It is the day after the day that the former president of the Republic and his council had suddenly stopped to converse via the line " Bismuth ", suggesting to investigators that they knew their line and listened to it. Investigations flare-ups have been ordered by the PNF, such as the identification of all the phones that have bounded at least an hour close to the firm Veil. This survey, sleeping for two and a half years, from the end of 2016 to march 2019, has finally resulted in a classification without continuation in December of the same year. Although they can be considered as an element of discharge for Nicolas Sarkozy and Thierry Herzog, these investigations were never brought to the attention of lawyers throughout the duration of the instruction.
the Whole of our investigation is to be read in the number of the Point in the booth this week and on our shop digital.