The poor relationship between Judith Collins and Simon Power is legendary.
Ministers who get confidential briefings need to know how to keep their mouths shut.
The SFO chief mightn’t have intended to but his switch from denial to no comment nailed Judith Collins who btw is the only Cabinet Minister I have ever seen who talks without her cheeks moving.
Mr Feeley said there was “no briefing to Cabinet” by his office and he knew nothing about suggestions that there had been. “I don’t have a preliminary report myself. I don’t see how we can provide a briefing on a report which doesn’t exist.”
But he refused to comment on whether the SFO had briefed individual ministers, including SFO Minister Judith Collins.