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PARIS (Reuters) Former President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday France justice system was being used for political ends, after he was put under investigation on suspicion of using his influence to gain details of Canada Goose Jackets a probe into his 2007 election campaign.

The judicial step, which often but not always leads to trial, is a major setback to Sarkozy hopes of a canada goose political comeback after his uk canada goose outlet 2012 defeat by Socialist Francois Hollande.

The conservative politician denies wrongdoing in a string of investigations where his direct or indirect implication has cast doubt on his viability as a candidate in the 2017 elections.

canada goose coats on sale say to all those who are listening or watching that I have never betrayed them and have never committed an act against the Republic principles and the rule of law, Sarkozy said in his first canada goose uk outlet interview since buy canada goose jacket cheap losing the 2012 election.

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canada goose coats In the 17 minute interview on broadcaster TF1 national evening news, a determined and angry Sarkozy launched an attack on the magistrates who had placed him under investigation, saying they had wanted to him.

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buy canada goose jacket https://www.canadagoosesale.biz Iweins said the inquiry was weak as it relied on legally questionable phone taps of conversations between Sarkozy and Herzog as well as between Herzog and the president of the French Bar.

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Valls dismissed suggestions of a plot.

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canada goose black friday sale Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2ndL) arrives with police by car at the financial investigation unit in Paris to be presented to Canada Goose Parka a judge late July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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cheap Canada Goose It was the second time the ex president, who lost immunity from legal prosecution a month after he left office in June 2012, had been placed under such a judicial probe. The first was in uk canada goose 2013 but magistrates later dropped the case against him.

canada goose clearance sale Six legal cases, including this one, hang over the ex president head, a shadow that many in his fractured UMP party believe compromises his cheap canada goose uk ability to lead a comeback in 2017.

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When asked whether he would throw his hat into the ring for the opposition UMP party leadership later this year, Sarkozy said he did not give up in the face of adversity and would make a decision after the summer.

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will have to decide, after a period of reflection, at the end of August (or) start of September, on what I should do. the current canada goose coats on sale affair, Sarkozy is accused of using his influence to get information on a troublesome legal inquiry into canada goose black friday sale funding irregularities in his victorious 2007 election campaign.

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But as investigators last year used phone taps to examine separate allegations that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi funded the same campaign, they began to suspect that Sarkozy had kept tabs on the Bettencourt case, before he was dropped from it, through a network of informants.

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