The information sought ranged from party strategies, opinions on the US and efforts to reach out to other countries, including Germany, UK, Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Cote d’lvoire.
Additional information sought by the CIA included details on candidate funding, the French economy, the Greek crisis, and political opinions on “the German model of export-led growth and any specific proposals that would help solve the Eurozone crisis.”
WikiLeaks stated the following in a press release:
“The espionage order for ‘Nonruling Political Parties and Candidates Strategic Election Plans,’ which targeted Francois Holland, Marine Le Pen and other opposition figures, requires obtaining opposition parties’ strategies for the election, information on internal party dynamics and rising leaders; efforts to influence and implement political decisions; support from local government officials, government elites or business elites; views of the United States; efforts to reach out to other countries, including Germany, UK, Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Cote d’lvoire [Ivory Coast]; as well as information about party and candidate funding.”
Hollande already stated in June 2016 that the French government would not tolerate a threat to its security after the previous release of documents by WikiLeaks, which disclosed the NSA was spying on Sarkozy, Hollande and Jacques Chirac. There’s no word yet on how France will respond to this new leak.