Originally published: May 2, 2012
Last updated: May 2, 2012 - 7:00pm
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) sent a letter to Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is currently leading a special judicial investigation into phone hacking and other alleged illegal activities by News International, a subsidiary of News Corporation. The letter asks Lord Leveson if his inquiry has uncovered any new information suggesting that News International’s conduct involved US citizens or violated US laws.
As Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen Rockefeller has jurisdiction over media and communications issues in the United States. Chairman Rockefeller raised questions about the extent of News Corp’s phone hacking last July when the allegations were broadly reported in the US. The new request for information comes as the Leveson Inquiry and other British investigations are disclosing large volumes of new information and documents about News International’s widespread misconduct.
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