The decision is perverse in that the actions leading to this criminal charge were carried out with the full knowledge and support of [redacted].

Payment for Glen Mulcaire’s services was arranged by [redacted].

British Parliament most likely will recall James Murdoch to further testify about the phone hacking scandal that’s roiled News Corp/News International.

A primary reason for doing so is this 2007 letter from Clive Goodman, the former royal correspondent for News of the World, to News International questioning his termination.

Goodman was arrested in 2006 and, along with the private investigator Glen Mulcaire, was later convicted for intercepting mobile phone messages. 

At the time News International said Goodman was a lone rogue, and that phone hacking was not a common practice.

The letter is available via the Guardian which writes in a note alongside the redaction:

Goodman identifies staff at the News of the World who he says knew about and encouraged phone-hacking. Their names have been redacted because Operation Weeting, Scotland Yard’s investigation into the practice, is ongoing.

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