May 10th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Ex-spokesman for Cameron testifies at UK hacking inquiry

A former Rupert Murdoch newspaper editor who later became a spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron testified Thursday at a government-backed probe into the British press.

Andy Coulson was quizzed over his leadership of the paper and its support for politicians, as questioning at the Leveson Inquiry hearing started.

The inquiry was set up in response to accusations of widespread phone hacking by journalists working for the News of the World, which was edited by Coulson from 2003 until his resignation in 2007.

Critics have questioned Cameron's judgment in hiring Coulson after he quit the paper.

Coulson said discussion of the jailing of two News of the World employees over phone hacking in 2007 did come up in discussions with senior party members before he was offered the job.

He told the inquiry he had told them and Cameron what he has said repeatedly - that he knew nothing about the practice of hacking under his leadership of the paper.

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  1. bob baden

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    May 10, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Perhaps.
    This scandal exposed and not for the first time, big money & politicians working hand in hand at power centers including US.

    May 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jj

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    May 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Libdumb

    I have met the true enemy and it is people of this administration. It is time to resurrect the crusades and apply the second  amendment to those that offend Christians.  Never would I defend the principles of these Nazi's!

    May 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ Jj and Libdumb, Much agreed gentlemen. :)

    May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Crewman

    This debate should be about what marriage IS, not who is allowed to be married.

    May 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jj

    Shut this one down did we? Or are you folks at CNN trying some new Installations out? LMAO!

    May 11, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |