Documents have been released by WikiLeaks that seem to show that the 2012 French Presidential election candidates had full dossier work-ups done on them. The set of documents appears to contain the political strategies and communication records of the candidates.
During the recent furor concerning President Trump and alleged leaks, it would seem that it is the CIA has a track record of espionage leaks. As originally reported in the Daily Caller:
“All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election,” a press release from WikiLeaks states.”
WikiLeaks further states that:
Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.
And according to the documents:
“Analysts assess that the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), the current ruling party, is not assured of winning the presidential election and, as a result, analysts are interested in the electoral strategy of the non-ruling parties listed below. Additional information on these topics will help analysts assess, and prepare key US policymakers for, the post-election French political landscape and the potential impact on US-France relations.”
If this is the amount of legwork the CIA is willing to put in to a French election, commentators are asking how much effort was expended checking out Donal Trump during his presidential bid? And why was Hillary Clinton only investigated officially after public calls for investigation became to numerous to ignore?