More details likely from Glenn

September 3rd, 2008 at 7:23 am by David Farrar

The NZ Herald reports that more details tomorrow are likely from . Good.

Apart from the motivation issue (Glenn has no motivation to lie, while Peters/Henry have plenty) of who is telling the truth, there is also the timing issue. Glenn has not just suddenly stated that Peters solicited the money. He told the PM this back in February. Peters denied it, and denied a donation, and the donation was later established to be correct.

The fact of the donation has been established. Owen Glenn has stated Peters solicted it, and thanked him for it. And it is almost beyond belief that you would donate $100,000 to help someone and not tell them about it. Especially if you are Owen Glenn!

Now Peters and Henry have their story that Winston knew nothing (despite even Helen telling him about it) and that Henry heard from someone else to contact Glenn. Well Henry now has to substantiate his version of events. Was that “other person” Roger McClay or a member of Winston’s staff? If so, guess who told them about it! Does he have a copy of phone records or e-mails to show he contacted Glenn and solicited the money himself? Or will the e-mail just show he sent through bank account details?

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19 Responses to “More details likely from Glenn”

  1. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Question: Now, if you were Owen Glenn, and had other things to do with your time such as not answer goddamn stupid questions about the f*ktards in the NZ Frist and NZ labour party who you stumped some spare change to out of patriotic philanthropy, would you be getting a bit p*ssed off about now?

    Answer: Yes.

    Question: If you were Owen Glenn and your summer was being interrupted by questions about that f*cktard Winnnie Peters would you just be thinking, f*ckit, he can sink in his own cesspool and his minder, that annoying PM can do likewise.

    Answer: yes.

    Question: If you were Owen Glenn, would you be donating cash to the National Party to make those annoying f*cktards in the NZ First and NZ labour party go away?

    Answer: Not out of the realms of possibility.

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  2. goodgod (1,317 comments) says:

    Question: If you were John Key would you accept a donation from Owen Glenn anytime soon?

    Answer: No.

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  3. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Well said.

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  4. David Farrar (1,436 comments) says:

    John wouldn’t, but Kiwiblog needs a sponsor :-)

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  5. Hagues (703 comments) says:

    Question: If you were Helen Clark would you be hoping like mad to get the ETS passed today so you could wind up parliament before Owen spills the beans about your involvement?

    Answer: Too bloody right

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  6. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Q/ when is the witch announcing the election?

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  7. getstaffed (8,040 comments) says:

    I suspect that Helen fessed-up about the $100k she knew Glenn to have given Winnie because she fears what Glenn may yet reveal… and was trying to somehow defuse the political Semtex vest that she’s unable to break out of.

    Think about it: she had nothing to gain from the revelation, so she must have been trying to minimise an imminent loss,

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  8. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Getstaffed: you mean Glenn also donated larges chunks of change to huluns electorate office funds?

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  9. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Glenn will be very pissed is august summer holidays have been sullied with lazy NZ politicos.

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  10. getstaffed (8,040 comments) says:

    Hagues – I’m not sure that avoiding the scrutiny of the opposition at QT can save her. The public, aided and abetted by a baying media want her scalp. She’s toast.

    expat: dunno. we’ll have to wait and see. as philu says: ‘its a fact that Glenn could have donated more and/or discussed consulships with Helen’ :)

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  11. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,760 comments) says:

    Question: You’re Winston Peters and you have one last chance for a dramatic act of sabotage by scuttling the ETS and walking out of parliament with your head held semi-high. Do you scuttle the ETS?

    Answer: You count up where the most baubles are likely to come from, swig back the last double Johnnie Walker Black, head to parliament, “Let shit happen” and show the “Meerkats” whose boss.

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  12. Gooner (919 comments) says:

    It doesn’t matter in the slightest what Glenn reveals because, according to Clark & Co, he is confused, drunk and wrong.

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  13. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    “It doesn’t matter in the slightest what Glenn reveals because, according to Clark & Co, he is confused, drunk and wrong” – which may be the unravelling of Hulun.

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  14. 3-coil (1,199 comments) says:

    Helen (and Cullen) may be about to discover how much Owen Glen appreciates a label like “rich prick”.

    I guess if he is slandered as a confused drunk, and called a prick in response to his financial generosity, he probably quite reasonably believes that he owes them no more favours – just let the truth be told.

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  15. Lee C (2,720 comments) says:

    Let’s see if Glenn utters those two magic words we are all longing to hear: ‘Mike Williams’.

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  16. Alfred (52 comments) says:

    Why is Roger McClay so quiet about all these issues. The question to ask is did he suggest setting up the trust in the first place?

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  17. burt (7,423 comments) says:

    Lee C.

    Mike Williams came out yesterday and said he knew nothing… I doubt he would have done that unless one of three things is going to occur.

    1) Parliament is to be shut down before Glenn gets a chance to spill
    2) He didn’t know anything
    3) He has already talked to Glenn to find out what he can say without being contradicted

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  18. Inventory2 (9,371 comments) says:

    I try not to piss people off in my business dealings, but I have one golden rule:

    Never, ever piss someone off who has the means to take you to the cleaners!

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  19. getstaffed (8,040 comments) says:

    Up on stuff.co.nz just now: Billionaire expat Owen Glenn will return to New Zealand to give evidence in person to Parliament’s privileges committee – setting up a showdown with NZ First leader Winston Peters.

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