It might be helpful if all politicians who have had talks with KDC declared their interest and what was discussed, who’s been with him & why
â Bill Ralston (@BillyRalston) February 11, 2014
Bryce Edwards summarises just how bad it has become for kim Dotcom, the Green party, Russel Norman, Winston Peters and all the Labour MPs who have trotted out to sit on Kim Dotcom’s lap.
Political chickens are coming home to roost. Having Kim Dotcom on speed dial is now a political liability and career ending.
Allegations of âcorruptionâ and âdirty dealsâ are being thrown around over the relationship between some of our political party leaders and wealthy internet businessman and wannabe politician Kim Dotcom. It all relates to the fact that various politicians have been courting Dotcomâs favour, while at the same time discussing whether they would intervene to help prevent Dotcom being extradited to the United States by fighting in government to overturn any judicial decision. According to some commentators there is, at the very least, an issue with the perception of inappropriate and opaque electoral deals being made.
The strongest condemnation of the potential links between party policy and support for Dotcom have come from rightwing blogger David Farrar, who claims that some politicians are âsaying they will over-turn the courts in his favour at the same time as they meet him to discuss political strategy. That is pretty close to corruptionâ â see:Â Would Labour and Greens over-rule the court for Kim Dotcom?
Farrar explains the problem, as he sees it: âRussel Norman has been out twice to meet Dotcom, and ask him to support the Greens instead of setting up his own political party. And in return he is offering that a Labour/Greens Government would basically corruptly over-turn the decision of the court in Dotcomâs favour. Cunliffe is not ruling out that he would also over-turn any court decision. We also learn Winston Peters has been out to meet DotCom multiple timesâ. Farrar warns that âWe head towards corruption if people can buy themselves a different decisionâ.Â Read more »