Phone Hacking Trial: Rebekah Brooks wanted to blame Les Hinton and Colin Myler for phone hacking scandal – Martin Hickman

Interesting memo.This seems to reveal the desperation Rebekah Brooks felt as her Empire at the News of the World crumbled after the Milly Dowler hacking disclosure by The Guardian.

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Les-HintonNew York Daily News editor Colin MylerDay 54, Part 2:    Rebekah Brooks wanted to blame News International’s former chairman Les Hinton and the News of the World’s editor Colin Myler for the phone hacking scandal, according to a document disclosed today.

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The Brooks “Plan B” and “Blair Unofficial Advisor” emails

These are amazing emails released by the Crown prosecution Service today. First a resume of what Blair told her and then admission that the News of the World was looking to close!
Finally an extraordinary email suggesting that after the paper closed it should be blamed on the former chief e3xecutive Les Hinton and Colin Myler, then the editor of the News of the World. Extraordinary

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A clearer copy of email evidence submitted in the jury bundles on the last part of the prosecution case has been released by the CPS. The first email, from 11th of July 2011 shows an exchange between Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch, which starts with a discussion of the sales for the last edition on the News of the World.

James Murdoch replies, querying why Brooks would put such things on email. The Daily Telegraph had reported that day on the ‘smoking emails’ which caused the closure of the News of the World. It was also the day that The Times led on reports that the police wanted to interview Brooks. 

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