All last week the opposition was baying for the head of Judith Collins when she had a glass of milk with a donor company.
Now the Herald on Sunday reveals why it was that David Cunliffe wanted to keep his dodgy secret trust really secret and why he didn’t want anyone to know the donors.
He’s been helping him do multi-million dollar real estate deals and been tricky about his involvement with journalists asking questions.
Labour leader David Cunliffe helped with the purchase of a $4 million beach retreat for a wealthy businessman who later secretly donated to the MP’s leadership campaign.
When the¬†Herald on Sunday¬†asked Cunliffe two weeks ago about the four-bedroom, 200sqm house at Ti Point, overlooking the Omaha holiday home of Prime Minister John Key, he said he had nothing to do with the sale.
Cunliffe said he had no beneficial interest in the property, and his wife Karen had simply played a legal role with the trustee company which bought the property.
If he was not telling the truth, Cunliffe said, “you can have my testicles for garters”.
This week, the¬†Herald on Sunday¬†learned the new owner of the 19ha property is Perry Keenan, a Chicago-based New Zealand businessman who secretly helped fund Cunliffe’s Labour Party leadership campaign.
Keenan’s ownership is concealed by the trustee arrangement.¬† Read more »