Top officer questioned in Dotcom case
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:33p.m.
By Laura Frykberg
Lawyers for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were back in the Auckland High Court today questioning the testimony of a top police officer
And the questions continued in the capital where the Government was grilled for a second day about the GCSB’s illegal spying on the internet mogul.
“The courts in New Zealand, they are dealing with lies cover ups and fake stories on a daily basis and they will see straight through this,” says Dotcom.
He's referring to the latest twist - the secret and illegal surveillance by the Government Communications Security Bureau, which the officer in charge of the raid previously denied.
“There are some very grave and significant implications arising from the inconsistency,” says Dotcom’s lawyer Paul Davison QC.
The GCSB inspector has since filed papers saying his evidence was mistaken, but there's been no explanation as to how the Government's spies missed the fact Dotcom was a New Zealand resident, and therefore off-limits.
“GCSB is supposed to be in the intelligence sharing business you think they might be able to figure it out,” says Greens co-leader Russel Norman.
This latest revelation has only served to slow down proceedings even further - and even the judge is becoming impatient.
An independent person will now be appointed to examine all the evidence and decide what should be handed over to Dotcom’s lawyers.
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28/09/2012 2:01:30 p.m.
There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve, then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny
trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be US
28/09/2012 1:19:18 a.m.
The National Government Spies Cock Up Pits trying to cover-up their crooked movements..
Russel Norman, the GCSB can't be intelligence otherwise they could had figure it out' about the Dotcom and his New Zealand residency..
27/09/2012 10:27:55 a.m.
Darn, even the Greens can spot the obvious mistakes that National and the so-called intelligence guys couldn't.
27/09/2012 6:26:49 a.m.
Perhaps I could accept him giving the wrong answer, it being set in his mind as something not to reveal. If he later corrected before we caught him out, o.k. But one condition. He gets his boss who authorizes STG, who shouldn't be authorizing STG, to organize for the guys who didn't assault Kim to come back, shake his hand, and apologize. Deal?
26/09/2012 11:48:20 p.m.
May I ask which judge ruled that these are extradition offences, McNaughton, Harvey or Dawson, and where can I find that ruling?
How can he borrow 6 mill without any income? Don't sell your cars, Kim. Someone with a bit of guts just send him the money. Absolutely guarantee you'll get it back. There are a lot more weeds far more noxious than uncovered so far. Better to sack the whole executive and re-employ. Don't blame the Yanks. They don't know any better, and they would have only acted on New Zealand advice. Legal Fraternity give him back his income right now and stop thinking that all New Zealanders are easily-led sheep. 3news.co.nz/6-million-returned-to-Dotcom/tabid/423/articleID/267325/def.aspx
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