" It seems that I said involuntarily, a point that is inaccurate in my hearing of 2 July last, and I want to be able to make a correction to my comments. "Following the revelations of the Point on his blunder "under oath" before the commission of inquiry devoted to " the obstacles to the independence of the judiciary ", Jean-Michel Hayat, the former head of the judicial court of Paris, now first president of the court of appeal, has written to the national Assembly.
" I indicated that the folder information of the penalties of the UMP [...] had been assigned to Mr. Renaud Van Ruymbeke. This statement is perfectly accurate, but it appears that in reality he was the first in a collegiate bench consisting of Mr. Serge Tournaire and René Grouman. This takes nothing away from the result of my remarks, it is Mr. Van Ruymbeke who has made an order of non-lieu", at the end of a information of which I have absolutely nothing known as to his conduct, " he wrote.
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On 2 July, Jean-Michel Hayat was extensively extended on the modes of appointment of judges in sensitive cases. No – to start by the respondent – accused him in effect of having designated all of the same judges to investigate matters related to the UMP/LR. In 2017, the time of the case Fillon, confided to the judge Tournaire, the latter was investigating or had already investigated on suspicion of funding the libyan presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007, the case of the surveys of the Elysium, the case Tapie and, therefore, the Sarkothon, which had resulted in a non-place in 2015. No other judge that he is not focused so much business aimed, directly or indirectly, the former president of the Republic.