The Prime Minister has confirmed she knew about Labour's attempt to link John Key to the H-Fee fraud scandal of the late 1980s.
Helen Clark says she was aware Labour Party president Mike Williams was working on the matter and travelled to Australia to look at court documents. She says Mr Williams paid for his trip out of his own pocket.
Miss Clark says the party's research unit may also have been involved, as it does work on the opposition. However she says the matter was not a focus for the unit, saying its main role is to help Labour's various spokespeople. Newstalk ZB
Nice of her to finally come clean, but why? It is out of character for her to admit lying.
Perhaps it was a slip of the tongue. If you fib as much as she does sooner or latter you have to slip up.
c Political Animal 2008