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Who is Jason Ede?

Jason Ede is another go-between John Key and the National party employs to pass information on to their attack bloggers. Paid as a ministerial services staff member, Ede is in fact working directly for National's black op's team to undermine the opposition by passing on sensitive information, writing articles for and coaching right wing bloggers like Cameron Slater and David Farrar.

Jason Ede is in effect being paid by the taxpayer to promote the National party, which is clearly against the rules and raises further concerns about other ways the National party might be misusing taxpayers money. Clearly National isn't allowed to use public funds to secretly publish its propaganda attacking opposition parties through a third party.

In light of his role in the Dirty Politics scandal, John Key has tried to distance himself from the deceitful and unscrupulous Jason Ede. At the same time, Ede himself has tried to distance himself from those in the National party who were instructing him and the bloggers he was in turn working with to smear opposition parties.

Last Sunday, Stuff reported:

Jason Ede still has Beehive access

Prime Minister John Key says he can't explain why "black ops" spin doctor Jason Ede still has a staff access card to Parliament.

Ede is at the centre of claims in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book, in which it is alleged he fed gossip, research and tips to Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater.

Paid by the taxpayer as a ministerial services staff, Ede is also accused of infiltrating a Labour party database, which contained sensitive personal information. Slater said the website was insecure.

Ede was spotted in the Parliamentary complex last week - with a security access swipe card - despite National saying he is employed by them at the party's Wellington head office.

The dismally pathetic Jason Ede would have been trying to cover his tracks and attempting to remove evidence of his underhanded crimes against democracy. The problem for him and National is that there will still be a record of his collusion with their attack bloggers, because it appears the idiot propagandist used computers in Parliament that log all activity. This should make any investigation into his scurrilous activity and the evidence it uncovers pretty self-evident.

While John Key is trying to say that Jason Ede no longer works for the National party, he clearly does. In light of this lie you’ve got to wonder what exactly it will take for the Prime Minister to put his foot down and actually sack somebody? Not only is Jason Ede a weak willed individual, it appears, through his inaction, that the leader of the National party is as well.

Times up for Collins


One of the most concerning things about this scandal surrounding the National parties dirty tactics is the fact that John Key appears to be a gutless wonder who has no intention of holding his Ministers to account.

Not only has the Prime Minister failed to adhere to his promise that one of the main players, Judith Collins, was on a final warning because she mislead him and the media over her use of taxpayers money concerning her husbands private business interests, he appears to in fact be scared of the Justice Minister and her pet attack blogger, Cameron Slater.

Instead of fearing for his political career because of National's infighting, John Key should fear for his political career because of the public's backlash against the underhanded and devious dealings exposed by Nicky Hager's excellent book, Dirty Politics.

If you needed any further indication that the public has had quite enough of the unscrupulous and nasty "Justice" Minister, Judith Collins, here it is:


Clearly time is up for Collins and John Key should do the right thing by sacking her.

Who is Aaron Bhatnagar?

Aaron Bhatnagar is a National party official who works closely with right wing blogger Cameron Slater. In effect he's one of the go-betweens for the National party and their attack bloggers.

On Monday, 3 News reported:

Judith Collins on Aaron Bhatnagar
New emails reinforce the link between Whale Oil and Jason Ede in Prime Minister John Key's office.

But there is also the link between Justice Minister Judith Collins, Whale Oil and a man called Aaron Bhatnagar. Mr Bhatnagar is the man Mr Hager says first went inside Labour's computers before telling Whale Oil, who took advantage.

3 News can reveal that Ms Collins later gave Mr Bhatnagar a top public job.

One has to assume that Judith Collins was rewarding Bhatnagar for helping Slater smear the Labour party during the hacked database scandal. After the Minister claimed that she "barely knew the guy," what other valid explanation is there for his appointment?

Aaron Bhatnagar, the liaison between senior National party members and Cameron Slater, was meant to ensure that those at the top weren't directly implicated by the smear campaigns run on their behalf on sites like Whale Oil Beef Hooked and Kiwiblog.

Unfortunately for the National party, Nicky Hager's new book and the release of verifying emails clearly show a direct link between National and their underhanded propagandists, and despite John Key trying to distance himself, the Prime Minister is directly implicated and associated with the diatribe of innuendo and smears published but not always written by Cameron Slater and David Farrar.

Along with a number of other right-wingers, Aaron Bhatnagar has also been shown to directly contribute defamatory material that attacks opposition parties under Cameron Slater's name. This isn't something that the general public should accept. We need a good clean out at parliament to ensure our democracy isn't adversely affected by National's dirty politics. The best way to do that is to change the government in September.

Slater works with senior Nats

Yesterday, the source behind the Dirty Politics scandal, @whaledump, released a large amount of communications between right wing blogger Cameron Slater and National party insider Aaron Bhatnagar.

This evidence confirms that there is in fact a close relationship between Cameron Slater and the National party, something the Prime Minister, John Key, has previously tried to deny.

Here's the relevant messages that shows Cameron Slater is assisted by and works closely with senior National party officials to damage opposition parties with smear campaigns:

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June 3, 2011
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:34am

That website info will hit soon. Watch teh damage that ensues
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:34am

I've been meaning to ask you!

LOL

when do you run it?
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:35am

been working thru it all

making videos

was going to do it this week but goff is away

far better to do it when the putz is back
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:35am

probably over 3 gigs of stuff on it all compacted ?

what are the vids of?
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:35am

the most damaging is the 18000 emails

and the Credit card transactions
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:35am

fuck me, I hadn't been that forensic myself

this will be huge
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:36am

got the whole of their email database
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:36am

oh no

LOL
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:36am

plus the civicrm stuff...the backup weren't encrypted...rebuilding it now
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:36am

this is violence writ large

could cause multiple heads to roll
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:36am

i think some teaser videos of screenshots and stuff drip fed over a few days

then drop the bomb say wed morning so general debate is awesome
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:37am

unreal

I knew there was heaps there, but I hadn't actually leached it all

Credit card info? That's insane. Labour will be ruined
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:38am

got tbeir donations for two months
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:38am

no way
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:38am

no wonder they are doing soc med stuff...they are broke]

the privacy act breaches in the collation of the emails is massive
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:38am

I'm sure Chaos and Mayhem ltd will find a way to use all this left wing online data
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:38am

got First name, Last Name and email

in 3 files

main labour mail list
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:39am

could set back the online left wing community for 3 years
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:39am

aECE campaign supporters

which is mostly teachers
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:39am

do the Nats know?
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:39am

using school email addresses
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:39am

I've told no one
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:39am

and don't

working with senior nats for release
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:39am

I wouldn't wreck what might potentially be your greatest story
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:40am

this will be massive

just have to be careful to cover accusations of hacking
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:40am

NBut wouldn't mind a wee wink and nod one day in appreciation
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:40am

will do
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:40am

It's all open

open door.

you've made my night
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:41am

yep...but i need to make sure when the story drops that i cover all that off so it makes labour explain...they will lie then i hit them again

they lie again and i hit them again

i'm working all the possible defences out and going to pre-empt them
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:42am

hacking, they might try and accuse you of holding credit card data illgeally.

possibly abuse of spam or privacy laws.

maybe you post all the info for everyone to see on your Wikileaks site
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:42am

yep...got all those...i won't publish any files

hmmm...maybe i do

a kiwileaks
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:43am

Wikileaks.... of course.
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:43am

that domain is taken

but hey

publish their database files
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:43am

so everyone knows you have evrything.

Drip feed the files slowly onto an anon server

Point the media there.
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:44am

or just upload everything to an anon server...and then drop the bomb and set them off

sniffing

the media are far oo lazy to do what i have already done...so prob best to package it into bite size pieces.
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:45am

I think slowly torturing them is better.

agree. Link to the file. Provide the precis so the media know what to look for, bingo
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:45am

this is going to bite big time
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:46am

what did you think when you found all this info?
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:46am

force labour to answer hard questions about data privacy

force them to audit, review and perhaps even change their systems
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:46am

At the very least, Labour's IT person will have to resign in disgrace. Arguably the Chief of Staff too.
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:46am

i thought I couldn't believe they would be so stupid...its what National would ahve done

possibly their campaign manager...who is busy trying to beat me in a cycle race
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:47am

yes, thats been fun to read
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:47am

he is a fool

he is still on crutches
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:48am

probably knows the campaign is lost, and is simply looking for fun or a distraction
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:48am

i rode 12km straight off having never ridden a boke in 22 years

bike

on tuesday i'll start rifding 20km a day for a week

then 30km a day for a week
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:49am

you were looking pretty cut in your photo clutching a bike. You have gained some serious silhouette
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:49am

then 40km a day for a week

i'm hunting at the moment so getting some good core traing done...walking and running rough ground works wonders on the midriff...and holding a6kg gun all day in front of you certainly works the upper body
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:50am

I expect Epsom to open up shortly. The board will 99% be likely to tick off this comings Weds.

opens up a few days after
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:51am

that's if Peter isn't baby sitting the fricken dogs
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Aaron Bhatnagar, 6/3, 9:51am

lol, so probably all done and dusted by mid July. Maybe by the 20th of July

anyway, chat later, good luck with the website stuff
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Cameron Slater, 6/3, 9:56am

kk