Key chucks his “lawyer” under a bus – Part 2.
Key’s lawyer is taking one for the team, but I can’t imagine he’s happy about it. Prime Minister John Key agrees lawyer’s email was ‘sloppily written’
Speaking to reporters this morning, Mr Key said he had discussed the issue with Mr Whitney, who works at Auckland-based firm Antipodes Trust Group.
“He is absolutely confident my version of events is correct,” he said.
“Maybe the email was sloppily written. I was certainly aware that we weren’t making any changes.”
The Prime Minister was asked how an experienced lawyer had misinterpreted an important conversation.
Mr Key said: “That’s his wording of it. People sometimes write things in a way that is shorthand.”
Sloppy shorthand. Especially experienced expensive professional lawyers. Happens all the time on Planet Key.
Mr Whitney has not responded to requests for comment.
Too busy grinding his teeth I expect.