In February of this year, an extremely relaxed and upbeat Mr. Key assured a group of New Zealand journalists that the SIS and the GCSB were not spying on Winston Peters during his visit to the Dotcom mansion in Key’s own electorate.
This was found to be 100% true – but that’s where the whole damn thing backfire on Key.
Mr. Key loudly and proudly claims in the video he talks to Cameron Slater reguarly. When asked if he speaks to Mr. Slater on a weekly or monthly basis. He says, with a grin; “Dunno. [You’ll] have to go look in my files”. He says he and Mr. Slater were on friendly terms, and in a separate news video referred to Slater, friendlily, as “Cam”.
Watch for yourself HERE
What is highly notable in this interview is Key is grinning.
Then, fast forward to today, and Mr. Key told the media that he hardly ever talks to Cameron Slater on anything. At the most, he said, he talked to Cameron Slater about four times.
Hardly ‘regular’ as he claimed in February.
It’s interesting that only after the release of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics, Key backtracks on Slater being his source for everything.
What’s also notable, is Key’s over the top smiling in Feburary, to one scared godless expression today.
In the One News edition from tonight, Justice Minister Judith Collins’ regular contact was Slater was exposed. This, making it seem ever-more likely, Key talks to him weekly too.
One last note to Mr. Key, whatever the truth is here; 4 times a year is not regular. Which narrative is true? You are lying.
B. Morgan, 2014.