CAMPBELL LIVE – Exclusive I/V with NZ’s top spy Ian Fletcher
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TONIGHT ON CAMPBELL LIVE –
Exclusive interview with NZ’s top spy, Ian
Tonight on Campbell Live, an exclusive
television interview with Ian Fletcher, the head of the GCSB
and New Zealand’s top spy. Shoulder tapped for the job by
his old schoolmate John Key, Fletcher speaks LIVE in the
studio to John Campbell, who will be asking him about fresh
allegations of illegal spying by the GCSB, what the GCSB
does and if he is the right man for the
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