Maurice Williamson’s future is in doubt.
A National Party Minister contacted a top ranking police officer after a wealthy businessman with close ties to him was arrested on domestic violence charges.
The Prime Minister’s office is understood to be considering Maurice Williamson’s future as a Minister, following Herald inquiries into the phone call that he made.
His office is understood to have also questioned Mr Williamson over his involvement with Donghua Liu’s criminal case.
Prime Minister John Key will make a statement later this morning.
Mr Williamson was at his home in Papakura this morning. A man who answered the door referred all questions to Mr Williamson’s press secretary.“He is (home) but he’s really busy, you will have to go through his press secretary”.
All blinds in the house were drawn and there were several cars parked in the driveway.
This coming on top of the Oravida scandal is creating a stench around the Government where political donations appear to have expectations attached.
On top of this is the news that Peter Dunne was pressured by National into flip flopping on the sale of synthetic drugs and there is a feeling of crisis building up.
This should be an interesting day …