The police organised crime squad that carried out the Kim Dotcom raid has given briefings to a high-powered group charged with protecting New Zealand's "national security".
The briefings to the subcommittee of the group known as "O-Desk" have the potential to draw John Key's closest intelligence advisers into the ongoing court inquiry into the raid.
This also contrasts with the Prime Minister's insistence the Dotcom fiasco is a sideshow. He said last month: "The Government actually doesn't care about Kim Dotcom. The person who cares about Kim Dotcom is Kim Dotcom."