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Police suspect a Murdoch executive deleted ‘millions of emails’

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London police are investigating the possibility that an executive working for Rupert Murdoch’s News International deleted “millions of emails” in an attempt to thwart a phone hacking probe, reports said Friday.

On two separate occasions, a senior executive is thought to have erased “massive quantities” of messages, according to The Guardian.

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One of the massive deletions may have happened in January, just as police were launching “Operation Weeting” to look into charges that reporters at News of the World hacked voicemails.

While Guardian didn’t name the senior executive, current News International CEO Rebekah Brooks was editor of the British tabloid at the time.

News International chairman James Murdoch had pledged that the company was proactively cooperating with police.

“Currently, there are two major and ongoing police investigations,” he said in a statement. “We are cooperating fully and actively with both. You know that it was News International who voluntarily brought evidence that led to opening Operation Weeting and Operation Elveden. This full cooperation will continue until the police’s work is done.”

Forbes speculated that the new revelations would make News International’s proposed takeover of Sky News even less likely.

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Murdoch announced Thursday that News of the World would print its last edition Sunday, ending the paper’s 168-year run.


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Armed security forces in DC are refusing to identify their agencies — sparking condemnation

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On Tuesday, Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman posted an image of heavily-armed federal officials overseeing protests in D.C. — and noted that they refused to identify their agency when asked.

Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/ciVDtP8ndk

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Internet scorns Trump for saying D.C. was the ‘safest place on earth last night’: ‘Bunker Boy says what?’

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Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!

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This demand did not go over well on social media, with commenters siding with journalists over the official reports — and others asking what the point is for the White House to dispute the type of substance they sprayed at peaceful protesters.

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