THE POLITICAL/VIDEO SCAN – The ex-LR is in the sights of justice, suspected of having received information from the former Keeper of the Seals about..
THE POLITICAL SCAN / VIDEO – The ex-LR is in the sights of justice, suspected of having received from the former Keeper of the Seals information on an investigation concerning him. Christophe Castaner announced Thursday morning that the LREM ethics committee was going to be seized.
It's a descent into hell for Thierry Solère. Since the revelations of Chained duck, Wednesday, the deputy of Hauts-de-Seine, ex-LR freshly rallied to La République en Marche (LREM) is in the sights of justice. According to the weekly, the elected representative of Boulogne-Billancourt would have received information from Jean-Jacques Urvoas, then Keeper of the Seals, on an investigation for tax evasion concerning him.
Thursday morning, on LCI, the general delegate of the presidential movement, Christophe Castaner, announced that the ethics committee of the party was going to be seized. "If these facts are confirmed, Thierry Solère, who has no responsibility within the movement La République en Marche, is not intended to have any," said this close friend of Emmanuel Macron. “The case itself, if confirmed, is extremely serious.” While La République en Marche thrived on a promise of renewed political practices and probity, such revelations are bad news for the majority in power. “We cannot accept this kind of practice, it is a discredit on the very function of Keeper of the Seals and the fact of daring to ask the Keeper of the Seals for personal information is a real problem”, condemned Castaner.
The ethics committee will decide
Thierry Solère, LREM member since November 26, is he threatened with exclusion? "I'm not in the witch hunt, we'll see if it's proven," swept Castaner, who does not exclude such a scenario for the former organizer of the primary from the right and from the center. "Joining a movement is something free, if you make a mistake, we seize the ethics commission which will judge the fault and which can say 'you no longer have your place'", he said. he further explained. According to LREM's statutes, the ethics committee is an independent and impartial body, made up of 3 to 6 qualified people. "The ethics committee ensures compliance with the ethical principles imposed on the movement and its members", is it written on the LREM website. Already expelled from his former party Les Républicains in October for his support for the current government, Thierry Solère was ordered to leave his post as quaestor in the wake of his rallying to LREM. Wednesday evening, in the midst of turmoil, the deputy met for the first time the LREM members of his constituency…
Jean-Jacques Urvoas, former PS Minister of Justice, would have transmitted, during the inter-rounds of the presidential election, the summary of the feedback from the Criminal Affairs and Pardons Department (DACG) concerning the preliminary investigation opened on September 6 by the Nanterre public prosecutor's office against Thierry Solère. "If the facts were proven, obviously it would be a very serious matter," reacted Wednesday the current Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet. The Court of Cassation seized for opinion the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR), the only one able to prosecute ministers for crimes and misdemeanors committed in the exercise of their functions. "It's surprising and shocking," said the President of the National Assembly, François de Rugy, on Thursday morning on RTL.
- Deputies summon Thierry Solère to abandon the questure
- The former minister, Jean-Jacques Urvoas, liable to the Court of Justice of the Republic
Source: Urvoas case: Thierry Solère risks being expelled from LREM