Hacking Update: James Murdoch “Already Had Knowledge” Of The Scandal Well Before Authorizing Payoff, Critic Says

Here’s yet another sign that James Murdoch is in for tough questioning on Thursday, when he appears before the Parliamentary committee investigating the News Of The World phone-hacking scandal: A newly released letter to the lawmakers says that Murdoch probably knew about the extent of the lawbreaking even earlier than one of his chief opponents originally thought. Former News International lawyer Tom Crone told the committee on Saturday that new evidence disclosed last week indicates that “Mr. Murdoch already had knowledge” of the seriousness of the problem on May 27, 2008, after he met with NOTW editor Colin Myler. Earlier, Crone and Myler had testified that they filled Murdoch in on June 10, 2008. Murdoch says that’s not true — it wasn’t until much later in the year when he learned that more than one reporter had commissioned phone hacking. (more…)

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