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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 12:05 AM
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The FBI Is After News Corps.
News International Faces FBI Investigation Over Phone Hacking

News International, parent company of the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, faces an FBI investigation after new information surfaced about phone hacking that potentially occurred in the United States. News International is a British subsidiary of News Corp.

On Thursday, News International settled multiple lawsuits filed by 37 victims of phone hacking. Among the victims was famed British actor, Jude Law.

News International accepted that a 2003 News of the World story about Law grew out of phone hacking. The story referenced phone calls Law's assistant made to him while he was at an airport. Authorities have now come to believe that airport was John F. Kennedy International in New York City. The FBI said it was looking into the incident to see if any laws were broken on U.S. soil.

While the phone hacking scandal has been primarily confined to the United Kingdom, with Parliamentary investigations and inquiries, American authorities have been involved on a smaller scale since the summer of 2011. In addition to the fact that News Corp. is an American company, U.S. citizens suspected they were victims of phone hacking.cont

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 04:06 AM
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1. Why's it taken so long?
Remember, everyone suspected that Bush was relying on News Corp. to spy on his political opponents, remember?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 10:33 AM
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2. Holder was too busy not prosecuting Bushco. With crimes so numerous and blatant, looking only
forward takes a huge amount of energy and single-minded focus.

Imagine a person with obsessive compulsive disorder being under orders never to wash or otherwise clean their hands.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-12 02:43 AM
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3. Puh-LEEZE let them nail Piers Morgan
He needs to be behind bars instead of behind the desk of a talk show.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-24-12 08:45 AM
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4. He's so slick, though. And that seems to count for a lot anymore. Not to mention his money, which
we know is THE shield of all shields in our criminal justice system.
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