Macron’s campaign team called it a ‘textbook case’ of ‘fake news’, saying it was spread on Twitter by accounts close to Kremlin-friendly news sites like Sputnik and RT as well as supporters of US President Donald Trump.
Miss Le Pen, 48, later admitted to French television channel BFMTV that she had no evidence to back up her comments but had read about the allegations. It came after fake documents purporting to relate to overseas bank accounts were shared on social media.
After accusing the Front National (FN) candidate of ‘defamation’ on live television on Wednesday night, Mr Macron, 39, filed a complaint with the state prosecutor about the rumours, claiming that an online ‘fake news’ campaign had been mounted to influence voting.
He said Miss Le Pen was behind the rumours, telling French radio: ‘She has an internet army mobilising’, adding that she had spread ‘false information and lies’.
He also said some of the sites spreading the allegations were ‘linked to Russian interests’.
An aide for Mr Macron said the party would sue for defamation if the false allegations were repeated.
Except this isn’t the case. Emmanuel Macron has large sums of money hidden away from the French government in the Cayman Islands.
While he pretends to be indignant and blaming the Russians, internet trolls, and Le Pen for all his ills over this issue, it is almost certain that he’s committing tax evasion. France could be electing to their presidency a man who is breaking the law.
This situation is so similar to the Hillary vs. Trump election. The only difference is the polling is showing Macron ahead of Le Pen by a commanding near 20 pt lead.
The situation doesn’t look good for him though:
Date of Payments into Macron’s Alleged Shell Company
The fax was sent in 2015 and referred to cheques that were presumably paid into his account. This occurs two years after the date of any assumed bonus payments were to be paid out by Rothschild & Cie.
Are these payments made for private sector work in 2014?
From June 10, 2014 to August 26, 2014 Emmanuel Macron was out of Government. During that period, press reports claim that Emmanuel Macron was setting up a Finance Consulting Firm, an education-focused Venture Capital Fund, and was a guest Professor. If the payments were for any of these activities, which occurred in France and Germany, then Macron should be charged with tax evasion.
Are these payments for his actions as Minister of the Economy?
This date also, falls just after the controversial Alstom-GE deal. As Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron reversed the position of his predecessor who opposed the deal. Macron refused to carry out earlier policy directives regarding the deal and gave his signature to allow the deal to happen on 4 November 2014. The deal was finalized on December 22, 2014. The successful completion of the deal resulted in Alstom paying 30 million euros in bonuses to their top executives. If the cheques sent to La Providence Ltd. were issued directly on indirectly by Alstom, GE, or their executives or shareholders, then Emmanuel Macron should be charged with tax evasion and corruption.
In my opinion, there is no reason to assume these documents are fake. If I was hired by the French government to inspect these documents, I would recommend that government investigators obtain a warrant to carry out further investigation into Emmanuel Macrons personal papers and correspondences, both written and digital.