Friday, October 12, 2012

Labour press secretary involved in public service leaks

So, let's get this straight: Fran Mold's partner works for GCSB and has been leaking information to Labour on the Kim Dotcom saga, including possible tape recordings of the Prime Minister.

Where does one start with how bad this is?

Who will be the first to lose their job?  

What will Shearer do about it?  After all, he is the one who is condemning Key for showing lack of leadership.  It's time for him to show some and sack Mold and in the reshuffle remove Robertson to the cheap seats.

17 comments:

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Undercover said...

Disgusting, now we know why and how Labour have been all over it AND historical makes more sense now eg: Phill Goff's Israeli spies!

The Spy must go along with Mold, Shearer and Goff.

Tommy said...

Any proof that Fran Mold's partner is a) in the GCSB, and b) leaked the story?

Anonymous said...

Barry Soper confirmed a) this morning on Newstalk ZB. As for b), well what's 1+1?

Tommy said...

How does Soper know? Spies don't go around telling people who they work for. So, someone else must be pushing the story around. This is getting to be a bit like the Valerie Plame story, but this time it's the Ninth Floor outing our spies to journalists.

Anonymous said...

How does Soper know Fran Mold's partner works for GCSB? Gee, that's a tough one.

Psycho Milt said...

According to Soper, Mold's partner used to work for the GCSB back in February but doesn't now, so the GCSB firing him isn't really an option.

Of course, if Soper's right it merely strengthens Shearer's case - he genuinely does have an informant who was there at the time.

Roger said...

Hat tip Whale Oil

11 Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information
•(1)A person who is or was an employee of the Bureau may not disclose or use any information gained by or conveyed to the person through the person’s connection with the Bureau except in the strict course of the person’s official duties or as authorised by the Minister.(2)Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding $2,000 who contravenes subsection (1).

Keeping Stock said...

So let's just get this straight Milt; you're perfectly happy for the government spy agency to leak information to a political party (whether right or left).

You might be, but I find it rather chilling...

Psycho Milt said...

You mean, am I happy with the idea that there are people in the public service who'll quietly dob the govt in to journalists or opposition parties when said govt has been attempting to cover up dodgy behaviour? You bet. Am I happy that journos and politicians involved conceal the identities of such whistleblowers? Even more so.

Roger said...

Milt - but that's the issue. The information was leaked for political gain; not for the benefit of the public. Notwithstanding that the "leak" has been contrived in such a way that it cannot be checked or traced or in any way substantiated. In that circumstance it is just political dirt. Mud flung against a wall. Nothing more or less.

Perhaps in the interests of balance the affairs of Bill Liu (or which ever persona does not have NZ citizenship or residence)should be simnilarly exposed to daylight.

Psycho Milt said...

Maybe I'm just overly idealistic, but it seems to me the matter of what the Minister overseeing a spy agency knew of illegal activity it was engaging in actually is one of public interest.

Judge Holden said...

"The information was leaked for political gain; not for the benefit of the public."

Who cares about the motive? The public benefits whenever members of the government who tell lies are outed. That you're all squawking about who leaked it shows how upset you and you're chums are.

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Exclamation Mark. said...

I'd recomend Skype. You should have a chat to the GCSB, apparently they know all about videos and shit like that.

Gary said...

So Milt, it appears that you support the illegal recording of someone if it exposes what they knew about the illegal recording of someone else? Hmm...

Psycho Milt said...

I don't think anyone's suggested Key's speech was recorded illegally.