Thursday, July 28, 2011

#Hackgate: #OBAMA administration to investigate #NewsCorps

Phone hacking: 9/11 victims to meet US Attorney General
The accusation is that the News of the World offered to pay a New York police officer for private phone records of some 9/11 victims Photo: GETTY
According to the Daily Mirror, which cited no named sources, a private investigator who was a former New York police said he had been contacted by journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World offering to pay him to obtain the private phone records of Sept. 11 victims in the United States.

The story meeting is scheduled for August 24th and is a further indication of the determination of the Obama administration to investigate News Corp, the parent company of News International, in the US.

Jim Riches, whose 29-year-old firefighter son was killed in 2001 when al-Qaeda-piloted planes brought down the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center, said he will attend the meeting because "we want to find out if anyone's phones were hacked, the progress of the investigation and what they intend to do if they find somebody accountable."