France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens With Criminal Charges

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After 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents and emails were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon in what Macron's campaign said was a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack, France - fearing a similar response to what happened with Hillary Clinton after 35,000 John Podesta emails were released one month before the US presidential election - cracked down on the distribution of the files, warning on Saturday it would be a "criminal offense" to republish the data, and warning the French media not to publish content from any of the hacked emails "to prevent the outcome of the vote being influenced."

Quoted by Reuters, the French election commission said in a statement that "on the eve of the most important election for our institutions, the commission calls on everyone present on internet sites and social networks, primarily the media, but also all citizens, to show responsibility and not to pass on this content, so as not to distort the sincerity of the ballot." Following a rushed meeting on Saturday morning, the commission which supervises the electoral process, said that the data been "fraudulently obtained and could be mixed with false information." It is unclear, however, how it hopes to enforce any punitive claims, especially when much of the initial document distribution appears to have taken place offshore.

Domestically, in a similar reaction to the US media's response to the Podesta emails, French TV news channels chose not to mention the hack, although the left-leading Liberation prominently featured the news on its website. Liberation author Cedric Mathiot wrote that the leak, and its timing, "wants to create chaos" adding that the information was distributed in an "unethical method."

On Friday night, as news of what has been hashtagged as @MacronLeaks on twitter spread, Florian Philippot, deputy leader of the National Front, tweeted "Will Macronleaks teach us something that investigative journalism has deliberately kept silent?" In a tweeted response, Macron spokesman Sylvain Fort called Philippot's tweet "vile".

In another parallel to the Clinton leaks, Macron's En Marche! party said the leaked documents dealt with "the normal operations of a campaign and included some information on campaign accounts." It said the hackers had mixed false documents with authentic ones to "sow doubt and disinformation."

But in the biggest parallel to the Clinton hacking, few have touched upon the actual contents of the documents, which some say confirm prior allegations of illicit financial dealings and offshore accounts, and instead merely sought to attack the messenger. Indeed, as journalist Kim Zetter noted overnight, "Telling journos to not report on hacked emails misses point that nearly all important leaks occur because someone broke law or a contract" and then followed up with the following rhetorical question, flipping the situation by 180 degrees: "If GRU, intending to assault dem., hacks Trump & publishes emails showing his direct connection to Russia, should journos report on those."

As reported on Friday evening, WikiLeaks tweeted that the leak contained "many tens of thousands" of emails, photos and attachments dated up to April 24, but it noted that it had come "too late" to affect the election results. In a follow up tweet, the controversial whistleblowing organization posted a tweet sharing the location of all #MacronLeaks archives which are "now available as uncensorable magnet links"

Since there has been no suggestion WikiLeaks is responsible for this hack, speculation about the source of the hack has grown, with Russia once again emerging as the "usual suspect."

Cited by Reuters, Vitali Kremez, director of research with New York-based cyber intelligence firm Flashpoint, said his review indicates that APT 28, a group tied to the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate, was behind the leak. He cited similarities with U.S. election hacks that have been previously attributed to that group. Kremez also said that APT28 last month registered decoy internet addresses to mimic the name of En Marche, which it likely used send tainted emails to hack into the campaign’s computers. Those domains include and

"If indeed driven by Moscow, this leak appears to be a significant escalation over the previous Russian operations aimed at the U.S. presidential election, expanding the approach and scope of effort from simple espionage efforts towards more direct attempts to sway the outcome," Kremez said.

We expect the Kremlin to deny all allegations shortly.

To cover all bases, others have also accused the "Alt Right" of being responsible for the leak:

Ben Nimmo, a UK-based security researcher with the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council think tank, said initial analysis indicated that a group of U.S. far-right online activists were behind early efforts to spread the documents via social media. They were later picked up and promoted by core social media supporters of Le Pen in France, Nimmo said.


The leaks emerged on 4chan, a discussion forum popular with far right activists in the United States. An anonymous poster provided links to the documents on Pastebin, saying, "This was passed on to me today so now I am giving it to you, the people."


The hashtag #MacronLeaks was then spread by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump activist whose Twitter profile identifies him as Washington D.C. bureau chief of the far-right activist site Rebel TV, according to Nimmo and other analysts tracking the election. Contacted by Reuters, Posobiec said he had simply reposted what he saw on 4chan.


“You have a hashtag drive that started with the alt-right in the United States that has been picked up by some of Le Pen’s most dedicated and aggressive followers online,” Nimmo told Reuters.

Sunday's election, whose result is expected in just over 24 hours, is seen as "the most important in France for decades, with two diametrically opposed views of Europe and the country's place in the world at stake." Tune in then to find out if Wikileaks is correct, and the #MacronLeaks is nothing more than a tempest in a teapot, unable to chisel away at Macron's lead over Le Pen which the latest polls calculate to be as much as 25 points.

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Ouagadoudou's picture

He'll be elected with 60 %

SpanishGoop's picture

I am in for 63%.

Place your bets.


nope-1004's picture

Clearly a war against free speech.  The global fascist machine is hard at work.  The internet pisses them off.  Was easier to pull off coups 20 years ago before the web exposed the evil fucks.

Print everything!  Distribute everything!  Truth is treason in an empire of lies, so let's stop the lies and print it all!!!!!

Humanity deserves free speech and the truth.  It's a basic human need.

The fact that the truth needs to be hidden is a very significant indication here people.  The fascist machine hates that you think for yourself.  Hates that you decide for yourself.  And hates that you see other, more attractive ways to live other than by perpetual war and debt.

Lamp posts.

tmosley's picture

France will likely be unable to escape from the usurpers who have taken over their country. They have been disarmed, and are in the process of being replaced. They will have to fight the bastards with improvised weapons in an extraordinarily bloody revolution if they want to have their country back. I just don't see them having the will to do it. Reminds me of South Africa after the end of Apartheid. They just let themselves be killed.

Warning to the few remaining white countries.

Arnold's picture

Stops none of the rest of the world from publishing and broadcasting.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture
France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens With Criminal Charges...Promises To Return To Free Speech Immediately After The Election 


Fixed the HL for you

Dr.Bullish's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

CuttingEdge's picture

OK, I confess. I have it in for the French. Always despised the nation for Agincourt and Crécy, but now we have neighbours of that ilk, and the entire hamlet (Dutch, Belgian, English and Spanish) fucking hate them with a passion, because they are clueless about controlling their barking and whining fucking dogs, the inconsiderate cunts. But I digress...

The fact that they (the French) can vote for someone who fucked his school teacher and ran off with her at fifteen in the first place...doesn't this raise the odd question mark about the moral collapse of that nation? At least the yanks gave Hillary a big fuck you when they found out how crooked and twisted she really was. French politicians wear shit stains like badges of honour and the masses adore them.

Roll on, Brexit, and the harder the better.

CheapBastard's picture

"Exposing criminal activity and whistleblowing is against the Law!"


Gee, sounds like Obama, also.

HowdyDoody's picture

From someone who claims to have read the emails:

"to be fair though, those emails leaks seem totally dull. I browsed what I could, it's just generic staff chat, campaign bills to pay, bills to make, yadda yadda Whoever got the mail passwords few months ago must have waited for something juicy to land and since nothing really interesting came up, they're just posting the whole stock as is. Won't make the slightest difference on sunday."

An internal pre-emptive leak to give 'plausible' credence to a claim of 'Russian hacking' should Macron win?

knukles's picture

Absolute travesty of freedom.
The guy's artifically manufactured, just like Obama, has sexual and identity problems, a perfect puppet for the NWO, water all being carried by the MSM.

Sound familiar?

So who are the somebodies behind the scenes?
Their actions are illegal and immoral, proving again, the illusion of freedom and choice.

AltRight Girl's picture

French MSM desperate to keep the lid on it and have the plebs voting for their shill.

They even go so far as to recommend voter fraud

#MacronLeaks: French Media Gives Advice on How to Defraud the Elections

john doeberg's picture

C'est Macron juif?

The guy might have had a nose job.


_RRR_'s picture

he's been made long ago, and the crowd is told the good guy bad guy scheme, simple as it is. Could work this time.

Problem is these schemes only work couple of times, then unexpected things happens

(with unexpected I'm not talking about them "drain the swamp" freaks building their team with goldmans)

UncleChopChop's picture

amazing - your 'someone' claims to have read through 10s of thousands of docs in no time flat! this person should clearly be president of france... but as they're not running, we can instead take his word for it that there's "nothing to see here... move along..." and the fact that the french MSM is shitting bricks and threatening legal action over 'generic staff chat' is them just begin silly! har har har


josie0802's picture

Doesn't have to be tax evasion necessarily....just hiding wealth from view while letting the tax authorities in on it is another possible taste. Like that Iceland chap forgot his name.

Temporalist's picture

Well hopefully he goes by Hillary's playbook too and craps out in the end.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Let's have some fun. Time to CAST your vote:

>> Marine Le Pen

>> Emmanuel Macron

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"OK, I confess. I have it in for the French. Always despised the nation for Azincourt and Crécy"


Re-read you own sentence and you'll realize you're a complete dick! Believe me you will! ;-)

Translated : how can you build a judgement on something that happened 700 years ago. You remind me of Muzzies who see the reality of today thru a book written during the 8th century. Stupid stupid stupid...

null's picture

Guessing that was sarcasm. Well placed if it was, despite the subsequent (overreach)^2.

CuttingEdge's picture

@Volaille. Apologies if I hit a nerve. After all these years its still a touchy one, I guess.

A nation's credibility and respect perceived through the eyes of it's peers are invariably based on it's victories and defeats on the battlefield - going back to Thermopylae and before. Their outcomes define a nation's psyche (for better or worse) from that point forward. Mention Gettysburg or Iwo Jima to any American (not including the snowflake generation here) and you will fine its etched into their DNA. Probably dates back to around the time the first tribes learned to kick the shit out of each other for their own benefit, and paint it on walls afterwards (err...not the shit, the battle pics).  Great battles throughout the ages are watershed moments, and defeats are a bit like the shit stains I mentioned above, they tend to stick. And it's fair to say the French have had more than their fair share of...err...shit stains in this regard, unfortunately.

Don't worry, though. I despise many things about the British (having had "concentration camps" rammed down my throat incessantly as an expat kid at school in South Africa, for starters). And don't get me started about the drunken embarrassing holiday brigade with union fucking jack t-shirts who invade this idyllic area way too frequently. We Brits go all the way down to county boundaries with our tribalism - we take it very seriously (a major flaw in the eyes of multiculturalism). Whether Celtic or Saxon - always looking for a scrap. Nothing to be proud of, but one thing we are extremely damned good at. It's a genetic thing - probably resulted in Brexit in a subliminal way. And let's face it, though, there isn't a lot to dislike and not admire about the astonishing achievements against all odds of Henry V, Francis Drake, Nelson or Wellington (to name but a few). Herein lies the rub: Militarily, the French don't have too much to crow about (get that one?), and a lot to airbrush out of their psyche. Philosophers, artists and cuisine you have it nailed and my deepest respect. Fighting? Not so much.

Have no fear, though. Enforced multiculturalism will put this all to rest in a couple of generations, when France's democratically elected bring in Sharia law, if projected birth-rate demographics are anything to go by.

I cannot see the relevance of the above truisms with a batshit crazy pedophile wife-beating polygamist who gained a cult following in the desert, but maybe thats just me with two cunts for neighbours whose dogs never fucking stop barking (and whining), and who unfortunately happen to be French, and treat their dogs like shit, which is worse than anything else in my book - even crushing and humiliating defeats on the field of battle 700 years ago.

The defence rests its case.

UncleChopChop's picture

summary judgement in favor of cuttingedge. 

OverTheHedge's picture

The evidence before the court is


There's no need for the jury to retire!


jeff montanye's picture

the possessive of it is its.  it's is the contraction of it is.   and to call a speculation about the future two generations hence a 'truism' is absurd. 

for my money, it was napoleon who achieved what he did against all odds, not the british defending capital, aristocracy, and the royal houses of europe.

JRobby's picture

4 years of therapy might put a dent in it

But I think moving would be cheaper. The middle of a 40 acre spread, someplace quiet.

jeff montanye's picture

but war is so much more glorious.

cheaper too because it's good for the economy.

veritas semper vinces's picture

I always loved the French,especially after they forced Murica to default in 1971(Gen De Gaulle asked for gold and inspired other countries to do it) and after they said FU to NATO and got out. They had a state bank longer then Jewmerica(til 1973,when the traitor Gisgard D'Estaign ,a banker and See I Ayy asset gave a law that destroyed the independence of French financial system).The French culture and their education are far superior to the American BS system.This is why,the zionist try to distroy it.This is why the See I Ayy started the bad jokes ABOUT THE fRENCH(after the 1971),to throw mud on them-and most Americans swollowed and repeated all these bad jokes(even now).

French intellectuals are very much aware of the truth_you have to listen to them,and not repeat like a parrot all the BS from MSM and See I Ayy

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

The whole clusterfuck is founded on gross abuse of scriptures dating back to at least ancient Egypt so whose historical perspective is out of whack now?

null's picture

Interesting, a 15 year old might very well be culpable in taking advantage of a clearly unstable woman. Never thought of a it that way ...

NihilistZerO___'s picture

Rothschild banker who plays outside as he's never held office who virtue signals by being married to an old, ugly woman. Feed everything that's wrong with the French left into an algorithm and it would spit out Macaron as a candidate. Seems like that's exactly what they did.

CuttingEdge's picture

I'd of shagged my English teacher (Miss Dugmore - you never forget the good ones, do you?) at fifteen. In my dreams. OK, admittedly she wasn't twenty four years older than me - more like eight. No boy of fifteen can engage his brain before his dick - it is a medical impossibility. It's more the woman herself (given her age and circumstance at the time) and her actions, rather than Macron's, which makes my skin crawl a teensie bit. There is many a school teacher of both genders doing hard time for similar "transgressions" in the UK.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

For me it would have been Miss Samms, my French mistress (oh the irony, and ooh lala!). Just thinking back...

veritas semper vinces's picture

I guess it's not worse than a country voting twice for a faggot,with a transgender "wife" and borrowed children,with unknown past(fake BC,SS,sealed school transcripts),who got a Nobel for peace and bombed 7 countries and distroyed other countries,and was the total puppet of Wall Street

PrayingMantis's picture

... anagram of 'politician' >>> 'I toil panic' ...

shamus001's picture

"You don't need to see his records..."

"We don't need to see his records"

"These aren't the Macron files your looking for..."

"These aren't the Macron files we're looking for"

"You can go about your business..."

"Lets go about our business"

"Move along."

"Changing the channel, changing the channel..."

9Ball's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

JRobby's picture

"He's trying to use the voice, excellent!"

cheka's picture

read that the emails contain a lot of discussion about helping the muzzie takeover of their country

Got The Wrong No's picture

Once again the villain becomes the victim in the eyes of the ruling class. Nothing will come of the allegations just as in the case of Poor Hillary and her Foundation.   

SilverRhino's picture

The problem with making threats like these is that it immediately motivates the Le Pen voters to go out, investigate and report every thing in forums, families and word of mouth.  

Those two avenues are MUCH faster than they used to be.  

petar's picture

"France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens With Criminal Charges" .... If they show Macron's e-mails, I also would like to see those of Le Pen.

Mimir's picture

Well, the prosecutors are already looking at those. Le Pen and her party are presently targeted by seven criminal investigations, mostly for fraud.

logicalman's picture

Turn over a politician and you will find corruption.

Politics is a corrupt game and only those who are 'good' at it rise to the top.

It's not hard to understand.