Germany’s Wulff Left Message for Axel Springer CEO, Report Says

German President Christian Wulff, who has been criticized in the country’s media over private loans, used the word “war” and threatened legal action in a message left for the head of the company that publishes Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, Tagesspiegel reported.

Wulff left the voicemail for Mathias Doepfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer AG, publisher of the Bild- Zeitung tabloid, Tagesspiegel reported, citing the company.

Germany’s president is in a dispute with Bild-Zeitung over a phone call he made to the paper’s editor last month.

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