Young Marion Maréchal-Le Pen ‘to quit politics’ Following Aunt’s Defeat in France’s Presidential Election

MARION IS STANDING DOWN.

BBC

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is to quit politics, French media report.

Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, who is an MP for the National Front (FN), had been seen by some as a future leader of the party.

She is the granddaughter of FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.

She is one of the best known figures in the party and one of only two FN lawmakers in the outgoing parliament.

Analysts say she takes more of a hardline position than her aunt.

According to Le Figaro, Ms Maréchal-Le Pen will announce on Wednesday her intention not to stand for a new term in parliamentary elections in June. She will also quit her position as president of the FN in the south-eastern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

It is understood she wishes to spend more time with her young daughter, the newspaper adds.

The party would not confirm the report but senior FN official Bruno Gollnisch told reporters it would not be totally unexpected.

“I think it’s in the works, but I will let her announce it if she wants to,” he said.

Sky News reports that Le Pen’s grandfather, Jean Marie Le Pen, founder of Front National, is critical of his granddaughter’s move.

JEAN MARIE LE PEN.

The younger politician is more conservative on social and economic issues and she took part in rallies against gay marriage laws, while her aunt avoided them.

She said her relative’s decision to soften her stance on seeking to quit the euro had come too late for voters concerned about that part of her programme.

Other differences between the two include their relationship with the party’s founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Ms Le Pen is estranged from her father, while Ms Marechal-Le Pen and him have closer ties.

Speaking to Le Figaro, he called his granddaughter’s move “a desertion”.

He said: “This will create a huge disappointment… Marion represented a hope for the future for many FN voters and activists.”

Political expert Joel Gombin said of her decision: “This raises a lot of questions on how the party will evolve.

“It risks leaving a number of people orphan, and could trigger some fighting among those would like to take over from her at the head of the ultra-conservative faction of the FN.”

AU REVOIR, MARION. WE HARDLY KNEW YE.

France: Macron Hacked, Blames Russia, Sues Le Pen

Although the BBC won’t tell it’s readers the details about the Macron hacked documents, Zerohedge offers the image above purportedly showing that leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is involved in a Cayman Islands illegal tax evasion scheme.

It’s not clear that the documents are genuine. They could easily be a smear job on Macron, designed to taint a Le Pen victory, should she win.

BBC

The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online.

The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people.

It said that it was clear the hackers wanted to undermine Mr Macron ahead of Sunday’s second round vote.

The centrist will face off against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

The documents were leaked on a file sharing website late on Friday.

The Macron camp condemned the leak minutes before the official campaigning period ended at midnight (22:00 GMT).

Candidates and the media now face restrictions until the polls close on Sunday evening, meaning Mr Macron cannot issue any more statements.

Opinion polls had indicated the former economy minister carried a lead of 20 percentage points or more over Ms Le Pen.
What was released?

About nine gigabytes of data were posted online by an anonymous user.
The details are unclear so far, but Mr Macron’s En Marche movement said internal campaign documents, including emails and financial data, had been taken in an “act of massive, co-ordinated hacking”.

“The leaked files were obtained several weeks ago by hacking personal and professional email accounts of several officials of the movement,” it said in a statement.

The campaign said the documents showed only legitimate campaign activities.

France’s election authorities have warned media outlets against reporting on the contents of the leaked documents because of the restrictions now in place.

Who might be responsible?

That too remains unclear. The Macron camp has not blamed any specific party but said the hack clearly aimed to damage it and undermine French democracy,

It compared it to the leak of Democratic Party emails in last year’s US presidential election that was blamed on Russian hackers.

Wikileaks, which published those emails, posted a link to the Macron documents on Twitter but implied it was not responsible.

Last month security experts from the company Trend Micro said that Russian hackers were targeting Mr Macron’s campaign.

Russia has denied that it is behind attacks aimed at Mr Macron.

If Le Pen wins, the press now has it’s narrative: The Russians got her elected.

Meanwhile, CNBC and a host of other news organizations have reported that Macron has sued Le Pen over what he calls Kremlin smears.

The favorite for the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron, has filed a lawsuit following comments made by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in which she implied the independent centrist politician owns a secret offshore bank account in the Caribbean.

Macron, who has denied he holds any such account, filed a legal complaint on Thursday which prompted the French prosecutor’s office to formally open an investigation ahead of Sunday’s second round run-off vote. The lawsuit is not against Le Pen but is aimed at anyone spreading the rumors online.

The allegations of a secret offshore bank account appeared to have been spread by right-wing websites and social media with Macron’s supporters pointing out some of the sites had also supported U.S. President Donald Trump throughout the U.S. election.

Macron’s team sought to show exactly how the accusations were spread online in the hours leading up to Wednesday’s televised debate by publishing an exhaustive report of how such websites attempted to damage the French presidential hopeful.

France’s Le Pen Meets Putin on Russian Visit, Seeks Friendship Not Cold War

Quick! Somebody do something about Marine Le Pen. She must be a Russian spy or something.

How can she sit there across the table from the new Hitler. Shocking! Disgusting!

Burn her at the stake like Joan of Arc.

express.co.uk

MARINE Le Pen has pledged to ditch what she calls “the Cold War politics of the west” as she reiterated her support for both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

he poll-storming Front National leader met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in her highest profile diplomatic visit since announcing her campaign for the French presidency.

And while meeting with the former Soviet strongman she committed to working with Russia and the US President to do away with the Cold War rivalries of the past.

She said: “I don’t see any good reason to engage in a Cold War in any form.

“Russia as well as the US is a great power.

“It’s very important for France to build up balanced relations with both of these countries.

“I think we could do that with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.”

She went on to claim it was time to drop trade sanctions against Russia, which were introduced by the EU after Putin moved troops to annex the Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Ms Le Pen told RT: “The priority is to allow cooperation between Russia and France, not only in culture but also in business and strategic cooperation such as in the fight against ISIS and also in energy.

France shouldn’t put limits on itself when it comes to improving relations with Russia.

“First of all, we should lift the sanctions [against Russia] that actually have been forced upon us by the European Union.”

It comes after claims Putin may meddle in the French election following allegations he helped Donald Trump ascend to the White House.

Ms Le Pen added: “I hear all the time French president Hollande talking about it, but I have never seen any proof to these accusations.

“At the same time, I see that Hollande does not ask the US for explanations, although it turned out the CIA eavesdropped on some European leaders and the 2012 candidates for the French presidential elections.

“I think we should stop this policy of double standards – this is what creates a sense of injustice not only for Russian people, but for many nations worldwide.”

Wow! There’s somebody running for office who doesn’t want to have World War III with Russia.

Make her your new president, France.

Video: Paris at War

Watch! French Police Run from Rampaging African Mob in Paris

Short at 8 seconds but telling as to why the riots in France drag on.

Read more at The Gatestone Institute Europe

PARIS ON FIRE: Riots reach capital’s centre – buildings set ablaze and police attacked

Diversity doesn’t work. It never has. It creates small incidents typically.

In Paris, a small incident has now led to a big riot.

Although this report does not make it clear, earlier reports and photos I’ve seen suggest that the rioters are Negroid Africans.

A very informative two-minute video is embedded at the bottom of this post. Following that one is another purporting to show the latest from Paris. It too is highly informative.

express.co.uk

WIDESPREAD suburban rioting spilled into central Paris last night as hundreds went on the rampage over the alleged rape of a young black man by French police.

Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.

As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.

A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Everything is being done to try and disperse the crowds, but this could go on for a long time yet.”

Tension have been high in council estates in the Paris suburbs since February 2, when a man identified only as Theo was beaten up and allegedly raped.

The youth worker said he was sodomised by police with a truncheon, as well as being racially abused, spat at and beaten around his genitals.

One unidentified officer has been charged with rape, and three more with assault since Theo was sent to hospital.

He underwent emergency surgery, and has since been visited by President Francois Hollande, who has appealed for calm.

Police stations and squad cars have been attacked since, along with patrols trying to operate around France.

Last night’s protest at Barbes was an illegal one, with police in the 18th arrondissement refusing to give permission for it.

The areas is also close to the Sacre Coeur basilica in the Montmartre area – one hugely popular with tourists, including many from Britain.

Many fear a repeat of the mass housing estate rioting that blighted France over three weeks in 2005, leading to a State of Emergency being declared.

Three Sneaky Sh*tskins Used Facebook to Lure Woman to Gang Rape at Eiffel Tower

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146970485@N04/29677266921/in/dateposted-public/

To repeat the top comment at the Daily Mail, “Anyone surprised by this?”

Daily Mail

Three men are behind bars after a woman was gang-raped having been lured on Facebook to the Eiffel Tower.

The Algerian men were arrested earlier this week in a Paris hotel under suspicion of raping the French woman in the Champs-de-Mars garden, which is close to the famous tower.

A police official said one of the men is suspected of chatting with the victim on Facebook before the alleged rape and arranged a date with her in the capital.

The Paris prosecutor’s office, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, confirmed the men had been jailed.

All three were given preliminary charges in the case and were remanded in custody.

It is not clear when the rape took place, only that the men were arrested this week.

The traitors in the French government who sold the people out for a few shekels are as guilty as the rapists. All of them should pay the ultimate penalty–death.

Cleaning up France is going to be an impossible job for Marine Le Pen. But perhaps she, working with President Trump, can pull a few rabbits out of the hat.