“…WHO KNEW WHAT WHEN?
Prime Minister John Key was told the day before the January 20 raid -
- Attorney-General Chris Finlayson knew ‘some weeks’ before the raid -
- Police Minister Anne Tolley also received verbal briefing the day before the raid.
Kim Dotcom’s United States-based lawyer, Ira Rothken, will today ask a Virginia court to throw out the case against Megaupload on the grounds that the global file-sharing website has never had a physical office in the US.
Mr Rothken says the actions of the New Zealand Government are tangental to the hearing, but would not be raised until a later hearing, although he is “cautiously optimistic” the case will be dismissed.
So what was the involvement of the New Zealand Government in the FBI-requested raid?
And was it, as Dotcom has suggested – in cahoots with the US Government and the American film industry to bring down Megaupload and its flamboyant creator?..”
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