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What I (Still) Don't Know About The DSK Case

Posted: 05/03/2012 8:52 am

I have spent the last 10 months investigating the incident of May 14th 2011 involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn, which has resulted in my e-book Three Days In May: Sex, Surveillance, and DSK (Melville House, $5.04).

I have had success in obtaining CCTV surveillance tapes from around the hotel, the key swipe records for both the Presidential suite (2806) in which the incident took place and the room across the hall (2820), cell-phone records, and police reports.

But despite all my digging, I have been unable to answer 10 key questions about the downfall of DSK -- nor was DSK able to shed light on them during my interview with him this April.

1. Who put DSK under surveillance during his US trip in May 2011, and why?
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I am convinced that DSK was under surveillance both on his trip to Washington, D.C. and New York. But I do not know who ordered the surveillance. He had reportedly become the target of the DCRI, France's domestic intelligence service that March. That agency, according to my sources in US intelligence, certainly had the capability to track DSK in the US, but it also may have been handled by a freelancer.