Europe 1 with AFP
11:13 a.m., October 04, 2022modified to
1:25 p.m., October 04, 2022
“That’s not the order of the day.” Asked about the question, the Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupond-Moretti said on Tuesday that he did not intend to resign, despite the decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic to refer him to trial for “illegal taking of interests”.
The Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupond-Moretti said on Tuesday that his resignation was “not on the agenda”, the day after the decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) to refer him to trial for ” unlawful taking of interest”. “The Prime Minister reaffirmed yesterday all the confidence she had in me”, underlined the minister, adding that her indictment, since July 2021, and now her referral to this court had “never hindered (her) work “. The CJR, the only body empowered to try members of the government for crimes or misdemeanors committed in the exercise of their mandate, ordered a trial against Eric Dupond-Moretti on Monday, a first for a Minister of Justice in office.
Appeal in cassation
He is accused of having taken advantage of his position to settle accounts with magistrates whom he had opposed when he was a lawyer. His lawyers Christophe Ingrain and Rémi Lorrain indicated that they had “immediately” lodged an appeal in cassation. Asked by AFP, Matignon said Monday that the former tenor of the bars had “the full confidence of Prime Minister” Elisabeth Borne and that “the question of his continued government does not (arise)”.
“An appeal in cassation has been filed and I will assert a certain number of points of law. And if I had to be tried, I would say what I have to say, I am a litigant like any other”, added the minister on the sidelines of a trip to Paris.