Metiria Turei is doing Nicky Hager’s dirty work

via ODT Metiria Turei

In a written reply to questions from Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, Mr English said he was briefed by the Chief of the Defence Force on the raid on 3 April.

He said the meeting was scheduled for an hour, but his office did not note down its exact end time.

Mr English said he viewed more than half of available recorded footage showing the relevant parts of the operation.

He would not say how long the recording was, however.

He said there were seven Defence Force personnel at the meeting as well as the Minister of Defence.

Staff from the minister’s office, the Prime Minister’s office and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet were also present, he said.

Nicky’s story is dead and buried.  The media are done with it.  So now the Green party are trying to breathe life back into it.

Of course, even this much wouldn’t have made it to the media, except Nicky still has his willing supporters at RNZ

Investigative journalists Jon Stephenson and Nicky Hager released a book, Hit & Run, in March claiming six civilians were killed instead of insurgents in the raid.

It also claimed homes were destroyed, wounded people were not treated and a prisoner was mistreated.

Mr English decided last month not to hold an inquiry into the operation. The book’s authors argued he was joining a seven-year cover-up by doing so.

Yeah.  RNZ and that handy Vance chick.  Add them to Nicky and you have that International Investigative Journalists thingy that absolutely killed John Key with those Panama paper cuts… something.

What a joke.



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