PM hits back over Dotcom claims
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 4:24p.m.
By Laura McQuillan
Prime Minister John Key has scoffed at Kim Dotcom's claims that he is lying about his knowledge of the internet entrepreneur.
Dotcom on Sunday told programme Q+A yesterday Mr Key knew of him before January 19 this year and would present evidence in court but would not elaborate.
Mr Key told reporters in Darwin that "to the best of my recollection" he first heard of Dotcom on January 19, the day before he was arrested for alleged internet piracy in a joint raid by New Zealand police and the FBI on his Coatesville mansion.
"My office has extensively looked at both the meetings I've held, the correspondence I've had, both in my electorate office and in my parliamentary office, and I've seen nothing to conflict that view.
"I have no doubt he'll try and draw one and one together and he'll get three, as he has in the past. This is a guy who publicly has made quite a few statements that have been proven to be incorrect," said Mr Key, who is on his way to the East Asia Summit in Cambodia.
Mr Key's office knew of Dotcom in July last year but he says they did not pass on the information to him.
Dotcom, who is facing extradition to the US on copyright charges he strenuously denies, is optimistic he can show the Government had an active role in the operation and the extradition process, and get the case against him thrown out.
But Mr Key disputed his allegation that the Government was more involved than it had let on.
"That's completely fanciful and not true."
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12/02/2013 7:34:50 p.m.
Mud sticks Mr Key
21/11/2012 7:23:40 a.m.
while i could entirely sympathise with someone having trouble remembering stuff like this, key's claims of non-knowledge and forgetfulness are entirely to convenient, too often, to be accepted as legitimate. having such a problem, were he in any way honest, he would have people actually keep track of such things For him so he could find out quickly when needed.
i too am curious as to what these 'incorrect statements' are.
it should tell you something that someone with a Known past record of criminal activity (in other countries, ages ago, which he's already done his time/payed his fines/whatever for) is considered to be more trustworthy and honest than the leader of the country, a supposedly upstanding and experienced businessman, no?
21/11/2012 5:58:27 a.m.
MJudge wrote: "Every aspect of this so called "case" is absurd, 10 years ago if you had predicted that this kind of thing would happen - you'd be laughed at for being a nut-bag, now it's a frightening reality - after infiltrating the D.O.J. where are the **AA henchmen heading next? - will they become global rulers of the planet and thus revert the whole of society back to the dark ages because anything technical might threaten the outdated business model they have enjoyed for decades? "After failing to adapt to modern technology - the **AA simply bought the presidency and the world steadily declined into a neanderthal backwater" - it's like something out of the "Idiocracy" movie :P"
20/11/2012 7:17:32 p.m.
and that was really it wrote:
"This is a guy who publicly has made quite a few statements that have been proven to be incorrect" Which statement was that? Hasn't said one tiny thing yet that isn't fact. So you'll make up some "proven in-corrections" for him then seeing as you have an elephant's sufficiency, and more to spare? "That's completely fanciful and not true" If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic
20/11/2012 4:34:23 p.m.
They spy on others? then why did they spy on dotcom?.
By the way spy agencies in general have cameras in all areas in case they get infiltrated.
Stop being a drop Kick, key had the recording go bye bye.. its that simple.
Everything that happens in the GCSB would be high security, everything would still be caught on camera.
You excuse Key on everything Mike, I am beginning to think you work for the crooked man.
20/11/2012 1:48:47 p.m.
Having cameras doesn't mean there are cameras everywhere.If take banks, they also have cameras which cover public areas, and general working areas, but not private areas like toilets - ie not every nook and cranny! Its standard to have cameras in many businesses this way. If take a conference room of any high security, they tend not to run cameras or recordings and I would expect GCSB to be similar. Move up the chain in any business that uses camera, and the higher security, less spying/cameras.Every nook and cranny? No doubt if a pervert was were runing GCSB they would want to have every toilet cubicle bugged with cameras and sound to follow every bowel movement. The real world doesn't work that way.Yes GCSB basically spies, but they spy on others. Most of their spying is information, not microphones and cameras. If take a standard supermarket like pak-n-sav, it probably has more cameras than GCSB has internally. Yes GCSB will have security cameras to detect any breach into its area, but they dont spy on themselves, they run security to stop others accessing them. If you dont understand this then you just dont understand security. High security means just that. Someone employeed to watch cameras for security just doesnt have the clearance to watch anything involved in truely high security, so general cameras and microphones whould be unacceptable and a breach of security. A brief to a PM would be a high securrity brief, while camera etc to enter the area, it would be normal to have bug free offices/conference rooms and they probably sweep the rooms regularly.
20/11/2012 11:18:04 a.m.
It was John Key's twin that was buddies with Kim Dotcom, not John Key.
20/11/2012 12:20:54 a.m.
Its an international spy Agency Mike even Key has admitted that they have cameras operating on the premises.
As any company worried about security would.
However you as the big child you are cant stand the idea of the truth about John Key coming out.
Seeing all your posts, I would say the truth actually scares you as you are highly allergic to using it.
If the IRD has camera's operating as can be seen in their buildings, as does Winz, as does every other government department.
You're telling the people of New Zealand that our International spy agency doesnt.
What a bad joke you are Mike, dishonest to your very core.
19/11/2012 11:48:23 p.m.
@Kathy have you ever been inside GCSB?Or are you making up bullshit like Helen did to get rid of Dover Samuels?Next you will claim GCSB has cameras and sound wired for every toilet to capture every action! Is there a hidden camera mounted inside the bowl? You did say 'every room every nook and cranny is under 24 hour survellience with cameras and microphones', so surely you included toilets in that, or were you just bullshiting?
19/11/2012 11:26:25 p.m.
The world all over is in a bad way, whilst I do not think NZ is doing that well, it is better than most other countries, I am glad that Key is running it, goodness knows how it would be if the others were in charge.There is no simple solution at the moment, both parties have lost us money over the years, e.g. Madoff -this was huge!!!
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