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Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing

Grant
ROBERTSON

Associate Security and Intelligence Spokesperson


25 July 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT
Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing

Former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman must come clean about when he was told the FBI was investigating Kim Dotcom, Labour’s Associate Security and Intelligence spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

“Jonathan Coleman has previously said ministers were not aware of the American authority’s investigation into Kim Dotcom when he was granted residency.

“However, Immigration NZ chief Nigel Bickle today said he briefed Jonathan Coleman the day before Kim Dotcom’s residency was granted.

“Jonathan Coleman’s fingers are all over this. It is time the public were given a truthful account of what Government ministers knew and when.

“From the very start, New Zealanders have been kept in the dark about the case against Kim Dotcom. It is increasingly apparent the whole story is yet to be told.

“The public has already been asked to swallow claims by John Key that he didn’t know about Kim Dotcom until the day before he was raided by Police, despite him living in the Prime Minister’s electorate and sponsoring a massive fireworks display on Auckland harbour to celebrate his residency.

“New Zealanders deserve better from the Government than half truths, cover ups and being misled. Unfortunately that has now become the pattern of this National Government.

“John Key has repeatedly said he will hold his ministers to high standards. However, that promise is beginning to ring hollow on a daily basis,” Grant Robertson says.


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