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France's Sarkozy: 'There is a wish to humiliate me that is not normal'
France's Sarkozy: 'There is a wish to humiliate me that is not normal'

PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at French magistrates Wednesday for pursuing “grotesque” corruption charges against him, accusing the officials who put him under investigation of being politically biased and seeking to humiliate and destroy him. Speaking publicly for the first time since leaving office in 2012, Sarkozy, 59, said in an extraordinary nationally televised interview that “parts of the justice system” were staining his reputation. “In our country, the country of human rights and the right of law, there are things that are being organized.... Everything is being done to give an image of me that is not the truth. To all...

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