Macron’s blunt response to bodyguard scandal sparks fresh anger

(From L) Minister of Interior Gerard Collomb, French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet, CRIF President Francis Kalifat and bodyguard Alexandre Benalla arrive at the Louvre Pyramid to attend the 33rd annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF - Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France) in Paris, March 7, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron came under fresh criticism from opposition leaders on Wednesday after appearing to dare opponents to take him on over a scandal surrounding his senior bodyguard and ripping into the media in front of supporters. Critics say Macron’s office failed to properly punish Alexandre Benalla, the head of his […]

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