Law enforcement on Planet Key must be a strange business: “Mr Key says he called in the police on the teapot tapes because he wanted to find out if there had been an offence. He argues Dotcom is different, because his Government has already admitted what it did was unlawful.” So, what do the Planet Key Police do they do when they catch a crim? Tag him and let him go?
Fortunately, Key’s bizarro world hasn’t infected the Police. They’ve decided to investigate and appointed a QC to review their findings. What else could they do? Blatantly participate in a cover-up? Of course, the investigation is likely to be another whitewash.
But it’s better than nothing. At least there’s a chance the crims will be brought to justice – no matter how much Key squeals.
Still needs to be a proper Auditor-General inquiry, of course. The cops can only look at crimes. There’s a lot of questions about what happened that don’t relate to crimes. Not least of all whether Key was exercising his statutory obligation to “control” the functions of the GCSB, given he claims not to have known they were involved in the Dotcom case for 8 months.
Breaking on 3 News – we all expected this didn’t we:
Key told of Dotcom spying in February – report
A Government Communications Security Bureau review has revealed Prime Minister John Key was briefed about the Dotcom case during a meeting in February.
Mr Key admits Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may have been mentioned briefly in the GCSB presentation, but says he was not told about the alleged illegal surveillance until last month. However, the report states in the meeting on February 29:
“A paper prepared as talking points for the staff member conducting a presentation contained a short reference to the Dotcom arrest a few weeks earlier, as an example of cooperation between the GCSB and the Police.”
No written record was kept from the meeting but the staff member is adamant it was mentioned to Mr Key. Mr Key says he doesn’t remember it being brought up. “While neither the GCSB Director nor I can recall the reference to the Dotcom matter being made during my visit to the bureau back in February, I accept that it may well have been made,” he says.