News International tried to blackmail select committee – Crime – UK – The Independent

by peterjukes

“At the height of the hacking scandal, News of the World reporters were dispatched round the clock… the objective was to find as much embarrassing sleaze on as many members as possible in order to blackmail them into backing off from its highly forensic inquiry into phone hacking.”In his letter to Ms Akers, dated 9 May, Mr Watson wrote: “I think it is important that I write to make you aware of new information published by Neville Thurlbeck…. The comments concern the blackmail of members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, and will be of interest to you given Mr Thurlbecks previous arrests.”

via News International tried to blackmail select committee – Crime – UK – The Independent.

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