Peters’ media release

Winston Peters has made a statement on his visiting Kim Dotcom:

Three Dotcom meetings – how did Key know? 

Rt Hon Winston Peters has confirmed that he met Kim Dotcom three times in the last two years and has asked the Prime Minister to explain how he knew about the meetings.

The meetings followed New Zealand First criticising the immigration process for Mr Dotcom and the conflicting positions taken by senior Cabinet ministers over his case.

They also followed the armed police raid, the arrest and release of Mr Dotcom and the subsequent court case which ruled the raid unlawful.

Mr Peters was approached by Kim Dotcom who wanted to explain his side of the story.

The pair met first to discuss the immigration issue and then twice to discuss matters relating to the GCSB case.

Mr Peters says nothing was asked for and nothing was offered, no taxpayers’ money was used.

“The meetings were confidential and I agreed to keep them as such.

“In many years of politics I have never broken a confidentiality agreement and do not intend to start doing so, despite the squawking of beltway reporters in Parliament.

“Mr Dotcom has agreed to lift the confidentiality agreement as it is a matter of deep concern that my movements were apparently being tracked.”

Mr Peters says National Party sources obviously knew of the three meetings and this points to information being passed to and from the top floor of the Beehive.

“Does this mean that some New Zealand politicians are now under surveillance? Exactly when did the Prime Minister authorise someone to keep tabs on me?

“New Zealanders should be outraged that a former Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Opposition party leader has apparently been spied on,” says Mr Peters.

 

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  1. Goldie

     /  13th February 2014

    Well, I guess that that makes it easier for John Key to rule out any coalition or confidence agreement with Winston Peters.

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