Peter King Calls for News Corp. Probe

Long Island Congressman Peter King is out with a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller calling on him to open an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, after word broke today that the shuttered tabloid News of the World hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims.

In an interview, King said that he was moved to act due to the casualties his district suffered in the attacks and the coming 10th anniversary.

“It’s pretty basic,” he said. “I had over 150 people in my district killed on September 11. There have been reports of hacking into the phones of victims and victims’ families. That would be terrible in any situation, but with the 10th anniversary coming up, I’m asking the FBI to begin an investigation.” Read More

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  1. [...] Pressure has been mounting in the U.S. on Murdoch after it was revealed yesterday that reporters at his News of the World tried to hack into the phones of the families of victims of 9/11. Earlier today, a key member of the House Oversight committee called on Congress to look into allegations that the company broke anti-bribery laws, while yesterday Long Island Congressman Peter King asked that the F.B.I. get involved. [...]