Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 19 Feb

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Summary
The Trial Resumes
Jury not in Court due to Legal Argument
Rebekah Brooks case opening is delayed to tomorrow
Prosecution Submit Evidence and Admissions
Several Admissions presented to the Jury
Evidence on David Blunkett and Sally Anderson Voicemails
Further Items of Evidence
Rebekah Brooks email Evidence on Plan B
Rebekah Brooks email to James Murdoch
Rebekah Brooks email on Tony Blair offer of advise
Tony Blair offers to be unofficial advisor

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

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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.  Continue reading