Rockefeller: Did Murdoch Empire Also Target Americans?

A spokesman tells TPM that Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has seen coverage of UK Parliament’s scathing report on phone hacking at News International, and continues to have questions about whether Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has engaged in similar conduct in the U.S.

“Senator Rockefeller is just as concerned today as he was last year as to whether Americans were targets of this type of hacking and whether any US laws were broken,” said Vince Morris.

The FBI is reportedly investigating the matter, which Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, called for last summer.


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