Sep 11, 2008

Was Winston Convincing Last Night?

This from John Armstrong

However, his explanations were far less compelling than Glenn's testimony. In particular, Peters could not offer a satisfactory explanation on the one absolutely crucial point central to the core question of when he found out about the $100,000 donation Glenn made to him to meet the legal costs of the Tauranga electoral petition.
Peters says he found out only in July this year. If so, why did Henry send an email to Glenn containing his bank account details immediately after the billionaire's phone conversation with Peters in December 2005 - the conversation during which Glenn says Peters had asked for a donation?
Peters' response was that he had no memory of Glenn talking about money or asking for those bank account details to be forwarded to him. However - as one committee member noted - Peters appeared to have a very good memory of the rest of the conversation.