MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some nine gigabytes of emails allegedly stolen from accounts of Macron’s En Marche! movement were dumped anonymously online late on Friday. The camp confirmed it had been hacked but claimed fake papers had been mixed up with authentic ones to spread lies ahead of voting.
"We have not yet discovered fakes in Macron Leaks & we are very skeptical that the Macron campaign is faster than us," the whistleblowing website tweeted Saturday after analyzing samples of the leaked data.
The final round of the French election begins this Sunday. Voters will choose a successor to Socialist President Francois Hollande. Centrist Macron is leading his right-wing rival Marine Le Pen by more than 20 percent in opinion polls.