French senators call for probe into ex-Macron aide Benalla

French senators call for probe into ex-Macron aide Benalla
FILE PHOTO: Senior Elysee senior security officer Alexandre Benalla (L) stands next to French President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to the Paris International Agricultural Show, February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool/File Photo Copyright Stephane Mahe(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) - A French senate committee on Wednesday recommended President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, Alexandre Benalla, be prosecuted for perjury following a seven-month investigation into his violent conduct during a street protest.

It is now up to the Senate's president to decide whether to follow through on the recommendation by the upper house's investigation committee and file a complaint with the prosecutor's office.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough)

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