Set-up possible in IMF head arrest: French minister
A French government minister said Sunday he could not rule out that IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest for alleged sexual assault was the result of a set-up with political motives.
"We cannot rule out the thought of a trap," Henri de Raincourt, minister for overseas cooperation in President Nicolas Sarkozy's government, said in a broadcast interview.
"I refuse to have a personal opinion and say, 'Yes it was a trap,' or 'No, it wasn't a trap.' I don't know," he said.
"I note that this has happened just after the affair of the car and the suit in a short space of time," he added, referring to political sniping at the Socialist presidential hopeful for using a Porsche and wearing a tailor-made suit.
"I am not ruling anything out," Raincourt added.
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