>> They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Well, that's probably not the case for Francois Fillon. The Republicans' presidential candidate once again trying to get his campaign back on track this morning after yet another round of scandals. First he'd had to call on his party to apologize for this, a Tweet showing a controversial caricature of election rival Emmanuel Macron, which Fillon himself said was anti-Semitic.
Although Macron is not Jewish, Reuters Adrian Croft in Paris says the historical references cross a line.>> The images being alluded in a caricature over 1930s of Nazi style propaganda images, which obviously had struck a chord in a country which was occupied during the second world war. At a press conference in Parris, Fillon unveiled his project for France.
In an attempt to shift the focus back onto the economy. But finance is somewhat dodgy territory too. There are reports he may have breached electoral rules after receiving a donation of two suits, that together cost 13,000 Euros.>> I'm not going to answer questions about this topic. It's my private life, it's nothing to do with anyone else.
I am perfectly allowed to be given a suit by a friend. It's not against the law.>> But all this comes on top of long running allegations he paid his wife public funds for a job she never did. Fillon will be questioned on that case on Wednesday and may be put under formal investigation.
The first round of the election is less than six weeks away.