FBI Director Comey lands in New Zealand for top-secret ‘Five Eyes’ spying conference

FBI Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit. Comey disembarked from a Gulfstream jet after touching down at the Queenstown Airport. A spokeswoman for New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said New Zealand’s government is hosting a conference this week with a number of senior officials from overseas, but that she couldn’t comment further ‘due to specific security requirements.’  A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Wellington said U.S. officials routinely attend meetings with their New Zealand counterparts ‘but I can’t provide further details.’ New Zealand is part of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing network, which also includes the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia. The Five Eyes alliance is a surveillance-sharing group between the five English-speaking allies dating back more than 70 years…..Read More

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