Prime Minister John Key said he believed his campaign was
still on track, despite the "bomb" that has been thrown since
the release of Dirty Politics
Mr Key told TVNZ's Breakfast programme that he was still
receiving good feedback from voters he had been meeting on
the campagin trail.
"The left has sat there and said, well we're not going to win
if we talk about the economy, law and order, health and
education, so let's illegally hack in to a computer and throw
some sort of bomb," he said.
He said that the inquiry in to Judith Collins' role in an
alleged attempt to discredit the former Serious Fraud Office
chief executive would take a long time.
Mr Key told Newstalk ZB this morning that he had received
some preliminary advice last night.
"I got some preliminary advice last night that raises a few
points that I need to dwell over and get a little more advice
on," he said.
The points raised were around the structure of the inquiry,
"Everybody accepts that essentially there's a version of
events that Mr Slater might be willing to put on things that
aren't necessarily right and I accept the same thing for
He said Ms Collins stood down as a minister because he
believed the inquiry would take longer than the three weeks
until election day.
He said that he was "100 per cent crystal clear and rock
solid" that he was not involved in the release of Official
Information Act documents related to the Secret Intelligence
Service to Cameron Slater.