National doesn’t want you to see this.
If you read five pages today, read these.
It’s the transcript of Nicky Hager’s submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Electoral Finance Bill.
“…Don Brash, John Key, Murray McCully, Gerry Brownlee were all able to use the secrecy of the situation to deny that they had know that the Exclusive Brethren were involved and that they were liaising with the National Party. They all told lies…”
And later, just in case anyone missed it, Hager repeats his point:
What I am absolutely sure of, what I have absolutely confident knowledge of, is that the people who the Exclusive Brethren liaised with and informed of their plans completely were the leader, Don Brash, the finance spokesperson, John Key, and the campaign manager, Steven Joyce… The subsequent denials were not correct. They were untrue.
There’s plenty of other material in the document worthy of dicussion here on the The Standard. Check back soon.
Here’s a link to the PDF (120K).