NBC New York
July 19, 2011
Relatives of Sept. 11 victims are asking the FBI to brief them on its probe into allegations that News Corp. journalists sought to hack into terror victims’ phones.
The allegation surfaced in the British newspaper The Daily Mirror last week, quoting an unnamed source. The paper reported that an American investigator had been approached by News of the World journalists offering money for phone records of the dead, but he turned them down.
Testifying before British lawmakers on Tuesday, Rupert Murdoch said “we have seen no evidence” of 9/11 victim hacking.
“I can’t believe it happened anywhere in America,” he added.