Dotcom plans to drop bomb on Key five days before election — but Harre in the dark
Kim Dotcom says he has proof the Prime Minister lied about when he first knew about him (John Key has long maintained he did not know about his electorate constituent Kim Dotcom until the eve of the raid on his mansion).
The Internet Party leader told 3News he plans to release his evidence at an Auckland Town Hall rally five days before the election.
As far as Mr Dotcom's political stunts go, it's a juicy one. And while much of middle New Zealand is unlikely to be moved by any revelation GCSB Minister Mr Key was aware of the accused pirate before January 20, it would help the Internet Mana Party nudge toward the crucial 5% threshold.
There was one piece of awkwardness this morning however: Internet Mana Party leader Laila Harre seemed to be in the dark about Mr Dotcom's plans.
Regardless, she appeared to support whatever it is he plans to reveal on September 15.
"Without knowing details of the revelations that he intends to make, [what I can say] is that every single claim Kim has made during the course of this controversy has eventually been borne out by the evidence," Ms Harre told Firstline.
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