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Scoop Puzzle: What Does The CIA Think of Shipley?

In light of Scoop’s West Coast correspondent John Howard’s Scoop today on the CIA’s opinion of Indonesian President B.J.Habibe – See ... US Intelligence Say Habibie "Right Type Of Person" in the Headlines wire - Scoop wonders what the US dossier "trip reports" prepared on PM Jenny Shipley, our Cabinet Minister's and politicians say? They are certain to exist.

Scoop readers are invited to send their ideas of what the reports might, or should, say to editor@scoop.co.nz.

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