Another week and more Dotcom related revelations have occurred.
Winston Peters has revealed that he did meet with Dotcom three times and asked how Key could have known this. It seems that the story was broken publicly by the Herald gossip columnist Rachel Glucina. She is really on a roll because she also broke the news of Green leader Russel Norman’s visits to Dotcom’s home as well as those of Don Brash and Clare Curran. And yesterday she stated that Dotcom’s former head of security Wayne Tempero has quit.
Where is she getting the information from? Given the accuracy and the detail involved you would have to wonder if the State’s Security Agencies or maybe even those from another country had let someone within National know and the information was then passed onto her. As acknowledged by John Key this would be a career ending move for him if the local agencies were used in this way. But the only other possibility is a leak from within Dotcom Mansion itself.
You also have to wonder why Glucina was chosen to release the information. This is an unusual subject for her to cover.
Normally her columns are full of socialite gossip which I would prefer to poke my eyes with a sharp pencil than read but suddenly she is the breaker of important political news. Perhaps, post Len Brown, forces within the National Party have decided that they should have an alternative outlet to Slater and have looked for someone who is completely different to do so. And maybe the calculation is that her breaking the news will suggest that the source is some socialite with a large mouth rather than a state agency carrying out surveillance of political opponents.
As pointed out by Karol and Zetetic by far the most important revelation this week is the John Key Cameron Slater relationship. Key has pretty well said that Slater was the source of the information about Peters and Slater has not denied it. Key also confirmed regular contact with Slater. Jason Ede’s role in Key’s office is becoming clearer. It is now obvious that Key’s office feeds Slater information which Slater then converts into bile, spews over it and throws it around indiscriminately.
This is extraordinarily important. Slater has a stench about him. His blogsite has to be seen to be believed. Between the youtube videos and the naff postings his regular attacks on grieving families suggest there is something not right with him. An association with him has the potential of coming with a huge cost.
Another event that occurred this week involved Farrar and Slater engaging in a tag team slime suggesting that MPs were asking questions as favours for Dotcom. Although not stated there is an attempt to link this to the UK political cash for questions scandal. Shame on them. This is a disgraceful allegation to make. And it is now clear that the puppet strings are being pulled from within the beehive.
You have to wonder about this sustained attack on Dotcom. Perhaps Key and National realise that the day when evidence that Key had met Dotcom prior to the police raids is produced is fast approaching and that Dotcom’s reputation needs to be smeared as much as possible so that the claim can be discredited.
So I suspect over the next few months we are going to see much more damaging information leaked about a large German industrialist who could have been one of National’s strongest supporters.