So old Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson is now on a rabid offensive, threatening to sue the Glitnir winding-up committee for libel over the charges I wrote about in the last post.
Jón Ásgeir claims the emails that have been released were all cut apart and taken out of context and – what’s worse – EDITED.
There’s a smiley missing [OMG!].
In one of the emails Jón Ásgeir pressed Lárus Welding, CEO, to close the deal and adds, “Otherwise it may be best that I take over as acting Chairman of the Board [of the bank].”
The winding-up committee suggests this might have been a veiled threat.
Jón Ásgeir claims it was a joke and accuses the winding-up committee of removing a smiley that was attached to the end.
In his view, it’s all a conspiracy against him, designed to kill his reputation and carefully timed to coincide with the release of the Black Report on Monday.
We’ve heard it all before. Countless times. However, in the past there was a singular enemy – Davíð Oddsson – that Jón Ásgeir could blame for everything. But now? Surely Doddsson is not pulling the strings of the winding-up committee? [NB – I wouldn’t put anything past Doddsson, but this seems a LITTLE far-fetched].