Bryan Sinclair Says Claims "Absolute Rubbish"
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Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning speaks to National Party advisor Bryan Sinclair about claims he was behind email leaks from Dr Don Brash's inbox. Bryan Sinclair refutes all such claims as inaccurate and "absolute rubbish".
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "There is an outrageous story on your frontpage at the moment and I obviously have no comment to make on that, you will get some comment at some stage, I will certainly give you some comment at some stage, but not right this minute."
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "I want to take some advice on it. I notice that you have indicated there that you have absolutely no evidence but for Parliamentary corridor whispering I would make it absolutely clear to you too that I have absolutely not been stood down from my duties, I am standing right next to Don Brash right now on the campaign trail."
SELWYN MANNING: "Now can I insert that in there?"
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "Yes you absolutely can. It is absolutely incorrect."
SELWYN MANNING: "This type of message is coming out of contacts in the National camp. That is why I have been trying to get to you this morning to basically for you to say one way or another whether it was rubbish or whether or not it was factual. So you say on the record (interrupted)."
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "Absolute rubbish and I'm pretty unhappy at reading it."
SELWYN MANNING: "Can I use direct quotes and run audio of it if I can get a run of audio of you?"
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "You are not running audio of it. I said to you I will come back with comment on it. But I am making it quite clear to you that it is full of factual inaccuracies and I will certainly give you some comment on it but not right this moment."
SELWYN MANNING: "OK, has there been any indication, any progress as to how those emails got out in the first instance?"
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "I can't make comment on that and you know that Selwyn."
SELWYN MANNING: "OK. I appreciate that. Is there any other area that you want to address right now because I will write it down verbatim anyway."
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "Yes that is fine."
SELWYN MANNING: "Anything else you would like to expand on?"
BRYAN SINCLAIR: "I'll come back to you."
SELWYN MANNING: "OK, thanks Bryan."