We also have Michael Cullen, who is the attorney general, to whom the SFO answers to, not expressing confidence in its leader Chris Liddel.
Such government bullying adds to the politicisation of the civil service we have seen from Liarbour. Look how Peters and Cullen have turned on the SFO because it dare investigate Peters amid the claims of corruption. So unlike the police, which has acted as Helen's little helpers since the days Dear Leader lied to get rid of Peter Doone all those years ago.
We have seen the public service compromised and politicised under Liarbour. Don't work for the government if your boyfriend works for the Nats, but if you're a party hack, that's all fine.
It all adds to what Bruce Sheppard was warning about the other day. But more than this, it all feeds the gross corruption that we have seen under Helengrad, not just the activities of Winston Peters, but also how Dear Leader was able to steal an election in 2005 using taxpayers money and pass validating legislation to enable her and her regime to get away with it.
But back to Winston Peters and Michael Cullen. As Matthew Hooton says this afternoon, if the Attorney General has no confidence in the SFO, we have a problem, especially when the SFO is investigating the Foreign Minister!