By John Donovan
Although their names have been redacted, it appears from this report that John Hofmeister and Malcolm Brinded were both directly involved in negotiations/discussions with Gale Norton?
If the issue of Shell corruption is raised, based on our knowledge, there is always a good chance that Mr Big Brain, No Scruples Brinded will be involved e.g. the “Touch F*** All” safety culture on North Sea Oil Rigs, his backing for a rigged Shell contract tender and now his interesting meeting in London with Gale Norton.
The Office of Inspector General approached me on this particular matter and at their request I supplied Shell internal documents for use in the investigation. It was at about this time that Shell Oil recruited the services of a specialist unit partly staffed and funded by the FBI to try to cut off the flow of insider information and Shell internal emails etc from reaching me.
Ironic that while we were supplying one U.S. investigative agency with Shell insider information and documents at their request, another was brought in by Shell security to try to plug the leaks. They were unsuccessful.