With absolutely no evidence at all, Helen Clark stated on television this morning that the Serious Fraud Office almost certainly leaked to National that they were about to announce their investigation of Winston Peters.
Ben Thomas at NBR has been in contact with the SFO and their response:
The Serious Fraud Office has denied leaking information about its investigation of Winston Peters to the National Party, contradicting allegations made by Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Acting SFO director Gib Beattie said, through a spokewoman:
“We do not believe that there has been any leak from the SFO and have received assurances to that end from all SFO personnel involved with the donations matter, and we do not intend to make further comment.”
So the Acting Director has checked with every staff member involved. Will Helen Clark accept their word against her invented accusations?Tags: Ben Thomas, Helen Clark, NBR, SFO