Pink News, a British LGBT news organization, is reporting Julian Assange is planning to “gay-mail” a French Presidential candidate.
The candidate in question is Emmanuel Macron, an economic populist and leader of the pro-European Union En Marche! party.
Assange, Editor-in-Chief for the hacktivist website Wikileaks, told Russian news organization Izvestia, he is in possession of “compromising” cables between Macron and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reports Pink News.
France elects a new President later this spring. Current President Francois Hollande, a socialist, is term-limited and leaving office with low approval ratings.
Macron, 39, who is married to a woman, has been the target of a gay whisper campaign before. Nicolas Dhuicq, a French National Assemblyman, told the Huffington Post, a wealthy gay lobby supports Macron.
And another Russian news agency, Sputnik, claims Macron lives a double life.
“I hear people saying that I have a secret life or something,” Macron told reporters last week. “It’s not nice for Brigitte….she is asking herself how I could physically do that. She shares my life from morning to night.”
Macron married Brigitte Trogneux in 2007. He served in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs for the Republic of France for two years before embarking on a Presidential campaign.
With three months before French voters head to the polls, Macron appears to be trailing Francois Fillon of Les Republicans and Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front.
Assange’s entry in the fray is doing Macron no favors.
“I am who I am, I have never had anything to hide,” Macron told Radio France.