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Rep. Peter King Demands FBI Investigation into News Of The World


Rep. Peter T. King (R., N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has demanded that the FBI immediately look into reports that the News of the World hacked the phones of 9/11 victims, “through bribery and unauthorized wiretapping.” In a letter to Director Robert Mueller, he wrote:

I am writing to urge that the FBI immediately commence an investigation of News Corporation pertaining to recent media reports alleging that journalists working at the News of the World, a News Corp. subsidiary, attempted to obtain phone records of victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th through bribery and unauthorized wiretapping.  I make this request not only as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, but as a Member of Congress who represents a district that lost more than 150 constituents in those terrorist attacks.  It is my duty to discern every fact behind these allegations.

The full letter here.


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