In a first-ever move against a former French president, [Nicolas] Sarkozy was held for questioning Tuesday morning by investigators at their offices in Nanterre, west of Paris.
....The detention of Sarkozy, 59, is part of a long-running corruption investigation seeking to establish whether he, with the help of his lawyer, attempted to pervert the cause of justice.
....Investigators suspect Sarkozy had sought to obtain inside information about the progress of other investigations into him, and that Sarkozy had been tipped off that his mobile phone had been tapped while allegations surrounding the funding of his 2007 election campaign were being investigated.At least it isn't based on a Jerry Lewis movie, but the motivation behind it is familiar to fans of The Good Wife on CBS;
Sarkozy served as French president from 2007 until 2012. The current investigations are seen as having the potential to shatter his hopes of a comeback ahead of the next presidential elections in 2017.Bold by HSIB, of course.