Jami-Lee Ross has released texts between him and National Party general manager Greg Hamilton discussing the $100,000 donation.
The Herald reported that Ross said the texts show “National knew about legality issues with the donation back in September.”
“I had also been telling them back then that Simon Bridges was the one offered the donation. Their statement that they knew nothing of it was false. I was falsely called a liar by the National Party,” the Herald has quoted Ross as saying.
It has been reported that Ross also referred allegations made about his treatment of women in a Newsroom website article today and said he was considering his legal options.