Donald Trump has repeatedly bragged about knowing illicit details of French President Emmanuel Macron’s sex life, according to a new report.
The news comes after it’s been revealed that among the documents seized by FBI agents at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month was one labeled “Item 1a,” which was listed as “info re: President of France.”
The contents of the confiscated document are unknown at this time, but two sources familiar with the matter told the Rolling Stone that Macron’s personal life has been the subject of intense fascination for the former US president over the years.
The magazine reported that Trump even claimed that he learned some of the details about his French counterpart’s private conduct from “intelligence” he had seen or been briefed on.
These claims — coupled with the seizure of the mystery “Item 1a” document from Trump’s Florida estate — reportedly have left both French and American officials scrambling to find out exactly what the ex-president knew about Macron, the publication reported, citing two other sources.
The main question is whether Trump’s boasting may have been related to a possible national security breach, or whether it was simply the product of tawdry diplomatic chatter.
One of the anonymous sources said that Trump has not shared many specifics concerning his supposed secret knowledge of Macron’s love life.
Macron’s personal life has been a topic of conversation around the world since his election to the presidency in 2017.
The 44-year-old banker-turned-politician in 2010 married his former high school teacher, Brigitte, who is 25 years his senior and is a divorced mother-of-three and a grandmother of seven.
Trump and wife Melania spent time with France’s first couple during a state visit to Paris in 2017, which culminated with the Bastille Day parade that so impressed the US president that he later insisted on having one of his own.
The Justice Department on Monday revealed in a court filing that investigators have already reviewed the cache of documents taken during the raid on Trump’s Palm Beach estate on Aug. 8.
The filing was made public after Trump’s lawyers requested that a federal judge appoint a “special master” to got over the documents to identify privileged material.
Monday’s filing stated that the DOJ “identified a limited set of materials that potentially contain attorney-client privileged information.”