Live coverage: News Corp phone hacking

July 20, 2011

July 21, 2011

Latest (11:10pm ET)

How the guy who pied Rupert Murdoch slipped his weapon past security : Adloyada

Jessica E. Vacellaro, Devlin Barrett and Dana Cimilluca at The Wall Street Journal report that the DOJ is preparing subpoenas as part of preliminary investigations into phone hacking of the voicemail of 9/11 victims.

(4:40pm ET)

James Murdoch denies “mistaken” evidence to UK : Michael Holden, Reuters

Taiwanese animated recreation video depicts Wendi Deng Murdoch defending her husband Rupert Murdoch from a pie attack.

(3:14pm ET)

Lisa O’Caroll at the Guardian has posted contents of Myler and Crone’s statement

In their statement, Myler and Crone said: “Just by way of clarification relating to Tuesday’s culture, media, select committee hearing, we would like to point out that James Murdoch’s recollection of what he was told when agreeing to settle the Gordon Taylor litigation was mistaken.

“In fact, we did inform him of the ‘for Neville’ email which had been produced to us by Gordon Taylor’s lawyers.”

Guardian received this statement from parliament regarding Myler and Crone:

Committee chairman John Whittingdale told the Guardian: “We as a committee regarded the ‘for Neville’ email as one of the most critical pieces of evidence in the whole inquiry. We will be asking James Murdoch to respond and ask him to clarify.”

News Corp’s response:

“James Murdoch stands by his testimony to the select committee.”

(2pm ET)

Cash records, email suggest Coulson knew of bribes: source : Mark Hosenball, Reuters

Dow Jones panel says found no U.S. wrongdoing : Yinka Adegoke and Jennifer Saba; additional reporting by Himank Sharma, Reuters

(1:47pm ET)

UK Editor for ITV News Keir Simmons reveals the former News International employees accusing James Murdoch of lying before Parliament to be Colin Myler, an ex-editor and Tom Crone, the former head of legal affairs.

Managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine Blake Hounshell reports that two former News International employees accuse James Murdoch of lying before parliament.

(12:30pm ET)

Ihor “Greg” Miskiw, a former news editor at News of the World, who was named during the parliament hearings this week, was found in Florida by the Daily Telegraph’s New York correspondent, Jon Swaine

The Palm Beach Post has details of tracking down the former editor.

(9:30am ET)

Infographic Phone hacking: what happened when, visualized : Guardian

Piers Morgan discusses phone hacking in a 2007 interview : Stephen Brook, Guardian

Phone hacking charges spread to other British tabloids : Jo Becker and Ravi Somaiya, New York Times

Lulzsec hacking group, that recently broke into the Sun website, tweets that they’ve obtained News of the World emails.

July 20, 2011

(11am ET)

Prime minister David Cameron appeared before the House of Commons today. Here’s our running liveblog of remarks.

Murdoch pie guy Johnnie Marbles is in the Guardian today.

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