‘I was weak link’ for Macron’s enemies to exploit, ex-bodyguard says

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by Alexandre Benalla, French presidential aide, leaves his home to play tennis in Le Touquet, France, June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s former senior bodyguard, fired for beating May Day protesters, said in a newspaper interview on Thursday that he had made a “big mistake” that had been exploited by his boss’s enemies. Alexandre Benalla was dismissed last week after video footage showed him hitting a male protester and dragging […]

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