Searches carried out on Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of McKinsey and the Renaissance party, but Macron fled, and flew to his friends in Qatar.
We assume that the cleaning has already been done. But know that he won’t be able to escape indefinitely, the past always catches up with the present, as for his future, he won’t be able to escape it, because it will fall everywhere. ” At the same time “.
Published on 14.12.2022 AFP
Var Matin reports to us that searches carried out on Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of McKinsey and the Renaissance party
These searches were conducted by the investigating judges as part of two judicial inquiries opened in October.
One of them concerns the intervention of consulting firms in Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 and 2022 election campaigns, and the other on the more general use of these consulting firms by the state, according to sources. close to the file.
“McKinsey confirms the holding on December 13 of visit operations carried out by an examining magistrate at the headquarters of McKinsey France in Paris”said the consulting firm in a press release, assuring “cooperate fully with the public authorities, as has always been the case”.
“In its press release of November 24, the PNF indicated that it had opened a judicial investigation into the conditions for the intervention of consulting firms in the electoral campaigns of 2017 and 2022, following complaints from elected officials and associations”for his part reacted to AFP the spokesperson for Renaissance, Loïc Signor.
“It is normal for the judiciary to investigate freely and independently to shed light on this issue”he added, specifying that the party was at the disposal of the judges “to provide them with any useful information on the campaigns mentioned in the context of their investigations”.
During the last presidential campaign, a Senate report had sparked heated controversy over the use of public funds for the benefit of these firms and the opposition had called for an investigation into the possible favoritism which McKinsey would have benefited from the majority. macronist.
The report also pointed to a possible tax arrangement for McKinsey’s French entities, which would have allowed them to pay no corporate tax between 2011 and 2020.
On March 31, the PNF had opened a preliminary investigation for aggravated money laundering of aggravated tax evasion to verify the merits of these latest accusations. As part of this investigation, a search had already been carried out at the French headquarters of the firm on May 24.
Reminder, two weeks ago:
The National Financial Prosecutor’s Office has been investigating Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 and 2022 presidential election campaign accounts for a month. Justice is trying to find out if several members of the consulting firm McKinsey could have worked, free of charge, within candidate Macron’s team. This judicial information was opened following the report of the Senate Commission of Inquiry denouncing the influence of private consulting firms on public policies.