Three Days in May: Sex, Surveillance, and DSK

Three Days in May: Sex, Surveillance, and DSK


A veteran journalist maintains his “exhaustively researched” (The Guardian) research of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Here investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein casts clean doubt at the occasions surrounding a now-infamous sexual stumble upon among Dominique Strauss-Kahn—better recognize by means of his initials, “DSK”—and a Guinean-born maid at New York’s Sofitel lodge.

Epstein indicates that DSK, then coping with director on the IMF and a number one contender to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France, was once below shut surveillance either ahead of and after the incident. simply days sooner than, French experts intercepted a delicate mobilephone dialog with DSK in Washington, DC. It seems like he used to be wearing his personal trojan horse: a wise telephone.

The surveillance additionally persevered to ny: as Epstein indicates, the workers of the Sofitel will be obvious staring at DSK all through his remain.

additionally tested is DSK’s BlackBerry cellular phone, which was once most probably compromised via French intelligence. ahead of DSK left the Sofitel, the telephone went lacking, and it hasn't ever been discovered.

incorporated during this booklet version is a set of records concerning the case, together with key-card files (tracking who entered DSK’s suite) and never-before-released CCTV surveillance photos. DSK additionally is going at the list in regards to the case for the 1st time with an American journalist.

Epstein indicates that if there has been a conspiracy opposed to DSK, as many now think, it was once an after-the-fact one within which DSK's political competitors discovered of the sexual incident on the Sofitel via surveillance and formed it right into a significant scandal that modified the process French politics.

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