|PM's Mad dog Jason Ede.|
Somebody leaked information from the SIS about the handing over of secret information to gutter blogger Cameron Slater who used that information to bully various political figures prior to the general election:
It would certainly appear that John Key knew via his office staff member Jason Ede that this illegal information was being passed on to the dirt digger Whale-oil via a FIA misused process…
it would appear that the PM was not wearing his PM’s hat during any of the communications involved.
This leak could only have come from the SIS or the PM’s office…my view is the PM ordered the leaking via Chris Finlayson…so as to control the down side regarding his shocking behaviour when boss of both the GCSB and the SIS at the time. He will now expect Chis Finlayson to shoulder the fall out…hence his appointment.
This from TVNZ:
In an unprecedented move, the head of New Zealand's top spy agency is expected to tomorrow apologise to former Labour leader Phil Goff.
Inspector General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn launched an inquiry in the middle of the election campaign following revelations in Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics that Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was given information from the Prime Minister's office about what to ask for in an Official Information Act request in 2011. The request related to accusations from John Key and National that Mr Goff had lied about a briefing about alleged Israeli spying in Christchurch.
At the time, Mr Goff said he hadn't received a top secret briefing from then spy agency head, Warren Tucker.
The Government attacked Mr Goff's credibility after Dr Tucker insisted he had briefed him.
ONE News understands Ms Gwyn's report will be released tomorrow morning and will heavily criticise Dr Tucker.
Rebecca Kitteridge, Director of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, is expected to personally apologise to Mr Goff at Parliament over the agency's handling of the case.
The report is understood to say Dr Tucker "lacked professionalism" in his dealings with Mr Key and his staff over the issue, leading to a "politically partisan affect".
It says his relationship with Mr Goff was "unfair" and "unprofessional" and his engagement with the Prime Minister's office was "not appropriate".
While it is critical of Mr Key's office, the report does not directly criticise him personally.
In the report, it's understood Ms Gwyn says Dr Tucker and his staff gave "incomplete and inaccurate information to the Prime Minister" which was unfair to the then leader of the opposition.
The report also confirms former National Party staffer Jason Ede told Mr Slater to ask for information about Mr Goff's briefing under the Official Information Act.
It's understood Ms Gwyn has used phone records to verify that while Mr Ede was on the phone to Mr Slater about the issue, the blogger lodged the Official Information Act request relating to whether Mr Goff had been briefed.
Mr Key denied during the election campaign that his office had anything to do with the fast tracking of the OIA request.
This from TV 3
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) is being ordered to apologise to Labour MP Phil Goff over the way information meant to embarrass him was made available to Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.
It's the first official punishment handed down by the Inspector-General of Security and Intelligence, Cheryl Gwyn, who has been investigating claims made by Nicky Hager in his book, Dirty Politics.
The book, which came out during the election campaign, claimed right-wing Slater had his requests for information deliberately fast-tracked by someone in Prime Minister John Key's office, and that someone was Jason Ede.
That led to the inquiry, to see how far any wrongdoing might have spread.
3 News understands the spy agency and Prime Minister John Key's office were found to be in cahoots with Slater to get the information out.
It was sensitive information that embarrassed Mr Goff, pertaining to the issue of supposed Israeli spies Mr Goff said he didn't know about, though he had been briefed about it.
The report deals with how the information got out, and that is through former SIS director Warren Tucker. Mr Tucker is found have been unfair and politically partisan in the way he dealt with the Prime Minister's office to get it out, according to 3 News' understanding of the report.
The Prime Minister himself is not likely to be implicated in the incident, though Mr Ede was working in his office. Mr Ede was on the phone with Slater at the time he requested the information through the Official Information Act.
The findings will be officially released tomorrow.
Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/sis-to-say-sorry-for-whale-oil-oia-release-2014112418#ixzz3JyhaAJOj
The real question is why was this leaked, and who leaked it,