…in documents obtained by the Labour opposition and handed to 3News, there is yet more embarrassment for officials tied up in the controversy.
Dotcom – who the papers reveal was given the codename of “Billy Big Steps” – was first subjected to monitoring on December 16 2011. The documents reveal that on this date the police were already in possession of papers which showed that Dotcom was a New Zealand resident and therefore exempt from GCSB spying.
By January 11 2012, just days before the huge raid on Dotcom’s mansion, the whole detailed immigration file was in police possession and by February 22nd GCSB knew that they had carried out illegal spying. Even so, it took until September 2012 for them to admit that to Prime Minister John Key.
Labour must be very worried about Shearer’s secret offshore slush fund. They have played the classic weapon of mass distraction. And boy haven’t the compliant media lapped it up.
Labour better watch out here. Their overt support for Dotcon in an attempt to embarrass the Government is going to bite them in the ass if the legal case drags out into their turn at playing government.
Dotcom has not been backward in coming forward when he wants special treatment from officials. Labour are possibly digging themselves a bit of a hole here.
Of course, they will “forget” about having helped Dotcon in his private prosecution against the Government, just like Shearer “forgot” about a spare $100k slush fund lying about in New York.