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The antipodes' most notorious online file sharer, Kim Dotcom, has vented his wrath at the White House claiming, that Vice-President Joe Biden instigated the raids on and shutdown of his Megaupload business.

Dotcom made revelations to TorrentFreak that he has information asserting that Biden directed attorney Neil MacBride to target the site.

“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 is quoted as saying on TorrentFreak.

The Megaupload founder said he had known this for some time but had been holding back while his court case progressed.

Dotcom proffered visitor logs at the White House suggesting meetings discussing his company took place in June last year.

He claims that Mike Ellis of MPA Asia, an extradition expert and former superintendent of the Hong Kong police, was also at a meeting with Dodd, major Hollywood studio heads and Joe Biden. He also claims that Ellis met with the Minister of Justice Simon Power in New Zealand.

“At the appropriate time we will release what we know. The whole Mega case is quite the political thriller,” Dotcom warned.

Meanwhile, Dotcom fronted Auckland High Court yesterday battling for access to view the files held by the FBI which pertain to his extradition. Dotcom’s legal team claim that the US Government and the Crown are using delaying tactics to obscure sharing evidence in their copyright case against him.

A district court had previously ruled in favour of Dotcom to view the documents but this was subsequently delayed after an application for judicial review was lodged by the Crown.

The FBI claims that a one 40-page document – a record of case- from nearly 22 million emails should be the only one made available to Dotcom before his extradition hearing.

Both parties sought leave to file affidavits in relation to the case by Monday.

Last week a New Zealand High Court judge found that the property seizures in January raid were illegal. Furthermore, the judge said it was unlawful for Dotcom’s data to be sent offshore. ®

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