French senators grill assault-accused Macron aide

A general view of the proceedings of former Elysee senior security officer Alexandre Benalla (top L) as he sits before a Senate committee in Paris on September 19, 2018. The disgraced former bodyguard at the centre of the biggest scandal of Emmanuel Macron's young presidency appeared before a Senate committee which will quiz him over his close ties to France's maverick leader. Benalla made global headlines in July after Le Monde newspaper revealed him as the man filmed roughing up demonstrator





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