Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, says that the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.
Sarkozy is under formal investigation in France over claims that he received illegal donations from 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the country's richest woman, during his 2007 election campaign. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Asked by CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer how she felt about the on-going scandal, Bruni-Sarkozy said, "Oh, I feel like…I trust the truth. So I feel like the truth is going to come out."
Bruni-Sarkozy said that her husband was dealing with the affair, "Oh he's like me. Just like me. You know, we don't have any doubts. We believe in justice and truth."