Nama deal: Jamie Bryson will be called to give evidence at Stormont inquiry
Loyalist flag protester and blogger Jamie Bryson will be called to give evidence in the inquiry into the Nama sale of Stormont's finance committee's Northern Ireland loan portfolio, it was voted today.
Mr Bryson, writing in an online blog, claimed to have information about hours of secret recordings which could shed light on the controversial deal.
He wrote to the committee, stating he could provide "documentation and evidence" in relation to the sale of the loan portfolio, codenamed Project Eagle, to US vulture fund Cerberus for €1.6bn last year.
Allegations of political kickbacks in connection with the deal are being investigated by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
DUP members of the committee and Alliance MLA Judith Cochrane voted against calling him to give evidence.
Meanwhile businessman Gareth Graham is giving evidence to a Stormont inquiry into the deal.
The NCA probe was prompted by claims made in the Dail by Independent TD Mick Wallace, who alleged £7m in an Isle of Man account had been earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician or party.
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