WikiLeaks Reveals Wiretapping Of Three Presidents
The United States has wiretapped three French presidents including current President Francois Hollande.
A note dated May 22, 2012 and classified as “Top Secret” shows that French president Francois Hollande had “approved holding secret meetings in Paris to discuss the eurozone crisis, particularly the consequences of a Greek exit from the eurozone”.
Hollande also arranged in a meeting with then-French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on May 18, just days after he had taken office, to hold secret meetings with Germany’s opposition Social Democratic Party. Ayrault warned the president to keep the meetings secret to avoid “diplomatic problems”, with the cable explaining he meant “what could happen if German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds out that Hollande is going behind her back to meet with the German opposition”.
The note said that after earlier talks with Merkel in Berlin, Hollande had complained that nothing of substance was achieved and that the Chancellor was fixated on Greece, “on which he claimed she had given up and was unwilling to budge”.