New scandal around fired Macron aide troubles France
31 Dec 2018

AP — Alexandre Benalla hasn’t finished causing trouble for the French president.

Emmanuel Macron’s former security aide is again at the heart of a political scandal, just as the president is struggling against yellow vest protests that have undercut his legitimacy at home and abroad.

Benalla, 27, was sacked in July after public uproar over his beating of a protester , and courted controversy by showing off a gun and other perks of his murky but powerful position.

Benalla’s actions — and the way Macron’s office clumsily handled them — caused the French leader’s first major presidential crisis and discredited his efforts to clean up politics.

Link to AP.

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