Cameron "Whaleoil" Slater (once again New Zealand's leading blogger by some distance in the Open Parachute rankings) blogs:
A very good source has revealed that Mike Williams had a meeting with Kim Dotcom while he was incarcerated in Mt Eden.
I understand that the meeting was to solicit a donation to The Howard League for Penal Reform in order to pay for the salary, secretary, car and expenses for Mike Williams to carry out his work for The Howard League for Penal Reform.
That makes the revelations being spruiked very hard by Labour very interesting because the Mike Williams who visited Kim Dotcom in jail is the same Mike Williams who was also the Labour party president, and the same Mike Williams who had 5 board appointments under Labour….and the same Mike Williams who flew to Melbourne to dig up a scandal against John Key and the very same Mike Williams who has been commenting in the media about all of this fuss and bother.
This is of course the same Mike Williams who asked Owen Glenn for a job, and the same Mike Williams who approved the Owen Glenn donation to Winston Peters.
What other things were discussed by Mike Williams and Kim Dotcom during this visit in prison….of course the visitors records will clearly clearly show the visit, prison tend to keep records like that….along with video footage.
This is interesting; very interesting indeed. If these allegations are true, it casts a very different light on the John Banks affair. Mike Williams has been involved in former Labour Party smears, and it is entirely conceivable that he has been the go-to guy with Kim Dotcom in an orchestrated attempt by Labour to destroy John Banks.
It would explain much; Trevor Mallard's gleeful exhortations for people to watch Campbell Live last Friday night, some time before the show went to air; Williams' questioning of Banks on the Q&A programme on TVNZ on Sunday. And it might even give an insight into why Trevor Mallard looked towards the Press Gallery seats in the gallery at Parliament this afternoon when he asked John Key about Dotcom's recommendation of Hong Kong accomodation for Banks on a recent trip to Hong Kong.
There's another thing that it might explain; John Key standing by the Act MP, accepting Banks' word that no law has been broken with regard to local electoral spending. Just as Key stood staunch when Labour tried to attack him over the H-Fee just before the 2008 election, he is holding his ground now. Perhaps he smells a rat as well.
Over the weekend there was speculation that Dotcom's revelations were a response to not receiving support from John Banks after Dotcom's arrest earlier in the year. Perhaps there's a ring of truth in this, and any desire for revenge that Kim Dotcom has is being stoked by members of the Labour Party.