Kim Dotcom: Behind The Curtain
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Everyone knows by now about Kim’s Megaupload and what followed after US authorities decided to shut down his website/company. But who ordered the demise of Megaupload? Kim is answering.
Apparently the man behind Megaupload says that he knows who “decided” to close him down – his name: Vice President Joe Biden, a close friend with former Senator Chris Dodd, a man who needs no introduction.
“I do know from a credible source that it was Joe Biden, the best friend of former Senator and MPAA boss Chris Dodd, who ordered his former lawyer and now state attorney Neil MacBride to take Mega down,” Dotcom told TF.
Moreover, he also knows that the case was debated in June 2011 at a White House meeting (West Wing), a meeting which hosted some very important figures, among whom we name Rich Ross, Brad Grey, Barry Meyer, Chris Dodd, Michael O’Leary, etc.
“After we received information from an insider we scanned the White House visitor logs for all meetings of Chris Dodd and studio bosses with Joe Biden and Obama. They are publicly available on the White House website.”
“It is interesting that a man by the name of Mike Ellis of MPA Asia, an extradition expert and former superintendent of the Hong Kong police, was also at a meeting with Dodd, all studio bosses and Joe Biden. The same Mike Ellis met with the Minister of Justice Simon Power in New Zealand.”
What followed is history.
How and when will Kim use this information we’re about to see, hopefully soon enough.
At the moment Kim is apparently having a good time with his friends. We found out that Ben Gracewood – a software developer in NZ – twitted Kim “you guys just drive around in modified electric vehicles and pose for photos,” after seeing photos posted with Kim and his associates.
He further said:
“I could live like that.”
After a short period of time, Dotcom replied:
“Come over now!”
As such, Gracewood brought a friend and they had quite the blast in the most expensive mansion in the country (worth about $24 million).
Fun time, however, is not Dotcom’s prime concern. This month, his lawyers are to face a Virginia judge to have the Megaupload case dismissed. According to a document posted on his lawyers’ website, they will debate the issues of indictments, among others. And they may win as last Thursday a High Court judge ruled that NZ’s police used a faulty warrant, thus voiding the whole case.
Gaining a lot of popularity, Dotcom wrote in a Monday e-mail:
“The people of New Zealand have made my family and me feel very welcome,” he said.
“They know that I have been treated unfairly. They know that the N.Z. leadership does anything to please the United States.”
“I used to respect the United States and the American dream.”
“Now I consider the United States the biggest threat to Internet freedom and peace in the world.”
Last but not least, Dotcom donated $50.000 to John Banks during his 2010 campaign for mayor of Auckland. Although he failed to acquire the “job”, Banks called Dotcom to thank him personally.
In a nutshell, everything seemed to work out quite well for Dotcom and his associates. What will follow we’re about to see.