With these revelations continuing to grab the headlines, both politicians and the press prefer to focus on Sarkozy's chances rather than France's ambiguous role in the Libyan campaign, according to expert Helene Bravin.
The allegations of France's involvement in Libya's civil war were first made by Le Monde, leading to the French government launching a criminal probe against the publication for revealing "state secrets."
Helene Bravin is an expert of the European Institute of Forecasting and Safety; she is also author of the book titled "Gaddafi, the dictator's life and death."
In an interview with Sputnik France, she said that "no one is looking for those responsible for the overthrow of Gaddafi," and that "there was an international intervention approved by the United Nations and implemented by NATO which led to Gaddafi's ouster.
"The intervention causes protests amid questions whether they planned to topple the Gaddafi regime. This is a contentious issue which is yet to be discussed. If Libya remains in chaos, I think some forces will oppose [the investigation]," she said.
France's military presence in Libya continues, she added, quoting Le Monde as saying that the country's special forces are allegedly due to attack Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) commanders in the near future.
"This information is widely commented upon. Le Monde made it clear that French forces are involved in Libya but what does it mean? Does this mean that they support the Libyan general Haftar or there is the French presence in Libya purely about intelligence gathering?" Bravin said.
Libya is currently split between the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and the Tobruk-based parliament, who have both been fighting parallel campaigns against Daesh and other jihadist groups.
Tensions in the country have been on edge since Tobruk forces captured several oil ports from the GNA-aligned groups last month, amid fears violence could spill over in the country.