9/24, 5:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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French MPs seek probe of Russian political financing

Eight members of the French National Assembly have asked for a parliamentary committee to be tasked with investigating Russia's alleged financing of political parties in France, according to Radio Free Europe.

In a letter to National Assembly President Yael Braun-Pive, the lawmakers reportedly explained that their demands were prompted by recently declassified US intelligence, which showed that Russia poured millions of euros into several foreign political campaigns in an effort to influence elections.

The lawmakers, all members of Presiden Macron's En Marche party, also pointed to Marine Le Pen's alleged ties to Russia, possibly exemplified by her accepting loans from a Russian bank to fund her party in 2017.

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