On July 6, to everyone’s amazement, Eric Dupond-Moretti became Emmanuel Macron’s Minister of Justice. This tenor of the bar, which accumulates highly media cases, succeeded in less time than it takes to write it to unite against him almost the entire judicial world. France 2 devotes an uncompromising portrait to him, signed by Louis-Milano-Dupont and Julien Daguerre.
Justice, said the former tenor of the bar when he took office as Keeper of the Seals, “I know her humanely, I know her intimately, I know her fleshly”. This is what this investigation tries to tell.
At the origins of his vocation
Going back to the sources of Dupond-Moretti’s childhood. Born of a very beautiful love story, he loses his father very young. Her mother is a cleaning lady. “One day, she became a surface technician. With the same pay. She understood what semantics was, ”he joked a few years ago on the Divan by Marc-Olivier Fogiel. His grandfather, an Italian immigrant, is found murdered without the police opening an investigation … Which feeds in him a refusal of injustice, which will be stoked, later, when he is accused, wrongly, by a dealer, drug purchases. Hence the profession of lawyer, which he makes move on his lines with a style all his own, mixing a very worked sense of the verb, a “speaking body”, a certain capacity to face the magistrates, and a report of quasi-patronage with journalists.
From the art of the word to power
The man does not hesitate to use verbal violence. Above all, as soon as he came to power, explains the documentary, the world of justice suspected him of conflicts of interest, and of a desire not even veiled to “pay” the judges, which earned him a hundred motions of distrust. From the stage to his friendships denounced by Mediapart, what emerges from this documentary is that the current Minister of Justice has been somewhat lost in recent years.