Source: FBI launches investigation into Murdoch's News Corp.
July 14th, 2011
04:01 PM ET

Source: FBI launches investigation into Murdoch's News Corp.

The FBI has launched an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. amid allegations that employees or associates may have hacked into phone conversations and voicemail of September 11 survivors, victims and their families, a federal law enforcement source told CNN.

"We are aware of the allegations and are looking into them," said the source, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the investigation.

"We'll be looking at anyone acting for or on behalf of News Corp., from the top down to janitors," to gather information and determine whether any laws may have been broken.

Because the investigation just began, it's too early to say when the first interviews will be conducted, the source said. New York Rep. Peter T. King, a Republican, earlier this week asked FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate the possibility that journalists working for Murdoch may have tapped into the phones of 9/11 victims and relatives.

News Corp. said Thursday it had no comment on the FBI investigation or possible congressional hearings.

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  1. Pedro Martinez

    Si senor Philipe'. We's habbing dee same problemo's. Crookedsness am bees eberyware. Maybe Pedro be run to Canyada. Crookedsness in Canyada nada more dan dee limpy wristy. Comprende?

    July 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Skippy

    Lmao, Pedro

    July 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    He he...I gotta chuckle outta the deal. thx Skippy.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |

    Will that chicken-choking Glen Beck run to the defense of Uncle Rupe?

    July 15, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Reportedly this Australian goon buys people left & right. I do not think the investigations would be 'allowed' to lead somewhere.

    July 15, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scott

    NaNaNaNa NaNaNaNa HEY HEY HEY G O O D B YE!!!

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    July 15, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. thomas mc

    May Karma hit Murdoch like a nuclear bomb.

    July 15, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Queen

    Ah, a Steam reference.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bluejelloshots

    This really makes me smile. Hope the whole nasty conglomerate gets mowed under.

    July 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alex

    how can I have the CNN News investigate on Washington county AFH Portland, Oregon
    some licensors abuse the position they have against Providers even discriminate them and abuse a lot of the providers and need News Attention even they stop small businesses to create jobs right now and not do anything to stop spending more money for medicaid patients which can stay in a private AFH instead of the nursing homes where the price is double than in a private AFH

    October 27, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
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