National has nothing to fear about the SFO charges relating to two $100,000 undeclared donations made to it.
Neither Simon Bridges, nor the National Party have been charged following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
Simon had nothing to do with the donations.
The allegations against him and the Party are baseless and false.
No National MP or Board member has been charged.
Simon Bridges himself had no idea what was happening.
He has not met Zhang Yikun or Colin Zheng or had dinner at their home.
He was not told that they wanted to make a $100,000 donation to the National Party.
He was not told by Jami-Lee Ross that the money had been paid.
He was not going to spend the money on attack ads.
He was not aware that the money had been paid into the National Party Botany account.
He was not told that the donation would be made by multiple people belonging to one association.
He was not aware that the expectation behind the donation was having two Chinese MPs.
He did not know that the donation was carved up into non declarable little pieces and transmitted to head office.
Colin Zheng has not put his name forward for National’s candidate’s school.
Bridges did not want David Carter, Chris Finlayson, or Nicky Wagner to go.
Maureen Pugh is not fucking useless.
I have just met with @MaureenPughNat and unreservedly apologised for my comment. It was inappropriate. I value the work she does as the National List MP based in West Coast-Tasman & as our Associate Spokesperson for Children. She has gracefully accepted.— Simon Bridges (@simonjbridges) October 17, 2018
And Simon Bridges knew nothing about the second $100,000 donation even though as part of the investigation National Party employees were presumably asked about it.
The electoral commission is stopping National from paying the donation back, even though it paid the Donghua Liu donation back without the same problem.
No National has nothing to be worried about. At all.