British lawmakers want clarifications from Murdoch, others
July 29th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

British lawmakers want clarifications from Murdoch, others

James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks, who had testified before a British parliamentary committee regarding the UK phone hacking scandal, have been asked to clarify some of their testimony, a lawmaker said Friday.

John Whittingdale said that the parliamentary committee has written letters to Murdoch, Brooks, and others to request "more information" about their testimony. He made the statement at a news conference on another topic.

The request stems from claims by a former editor of the News of the World and the paper's former head of legal affairs, Colin Myler and Tom Crone, that Murdoch had been "mistaken" in his testimony regarding an important piece of evidence.

Myler and Crone also were sent letters from the committee, Whittingdale said. A former News International director of legal affairs who also alleged mistakes, Jon Chapman, was also to receive a letter.

A motion to have Murdoch and the others return to testify in person was voted down by the committee, Whittingdale said.

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  1. Madame Royale

    He was "mistaken" in his testimony?
    Sure. Right.
    Is that the new catch-phrase for "liar"?

    July 29, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. John Wayne (RIP)

    You want 'clarification' do ya. Let me clear that up for you Rupert. POW! BAMB!...thunk. (murdoch drops like a bundle of newspapers) Awe, what the heck. (Wayne boots Rupert in the gut while he's down) I hope you folks ebjoyed this rendition of how we used to deal with these sorts out West. But even with that, our old West's murder rate per capita was lower than it is today. I usually remind kids to stay in school when I close, but they're getting murdered there too. Out West, if you shot a kid you were dead. So nobody shot kids, 'cept very very rarely. Your FBI says that 2,100 kids go missing each day now. I've seen entire towns close down to go look for one kid. You folk's don't miss them i guess. (shrug) Gettin' sick of rolling in my grave I'll say. And that's all I'll say...for now.

    July 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    What a load of crap.
    The Brits or us just do not have the spunk to bring this Australian/American goon to his knees & justice.

    July 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • forest

      i salute you sir .he got so much dirt on politicians on both side of the him get away with every thing .he knows how the world is run.sad but true

      August 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. zhawk88

    If all else fails, I hope the voice of the people prevail in this... Journalism should be truthful. What these clowns call news is insanity. Opinion is one thing, lying is completely different. Not to mention the whole hacking thing... I hope they get shut down!

    August 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |

    YES , WE CAN...YES , WE CAN...WE WILL WIN IN WAR ON TERROR (30 whities or what are terrorists will never come back alive...thank you lord....aaamen).

    What do you mean tragedy! It was just a birthday present for planet apes president !!! That's all ! Feels great to flip hamburgers and hip hop atop of good news...makes you feel vibrant and energized !!!

    ARIZONA = UTOYA = GOVERNMENT‘S "AFTERLIFE" CASH & $$ FLASH MOB (there was no shooting in Utoya or Arizona, but instead tear gas and on faces of multiculturalism maniacs while calling you a terrorists) !!! or


    Whitie is fighting war on terrorism just to come home and be pronounced as terrorist...turned in Timothy, jobless, homeless ...YESSS, WE CAN...YESSS, WE CAN...GABBY OPENED HER EYES (Obaminator’s psychotic speech in Tucson = failed “Apocalypse Now“)


    Don't worry O(s)bama, you have just saved USA what is lots of Dollars in your DEBT DEALS(DEAD AND ILL) as those best of America or Navy Seals would also grew older and then you already know how it goes !!!

    August 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |