Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 29 May

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Thursday 29 May 2014

Summary
Andy Coulson‘s Closing Statement Continues
Counsel for Andy Coulson continues his Closing Statement on Clive Goodman
Editorial Responsibilities and Budgets
The Milly Dowler story
The David Blunkett Story
Calum Best and the “Do his phone” email
The John Prescott Story
Timothy Langdale QC concludes Andy Coulson’s Closing Statement

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 28 May

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Summary
Andy Coulson’s Closing Statement
Timothy Langdale QC presents the Closing Statement for Andy Coulson
Unanswered Questions
Failings of Prosecution Case
Guilty Pleas and Phone Hacking
Dan Evans Evidence
Clive Goodman’s Evidence

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 19 May

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Monday 19 May 2014

Summary
The Prosecutions Cross-Examination of Clive Goodman Continues
Clive Goodman questioned about Palace Royal Protection
The Hacking of Royal Phones
Goodman’s Arrest in 2011
Clive Goodman questioned further by his own Counsel
Counsel for Clive Goodman closes his Defence
The Judge has some final questions for Clive Goodman
Justice Saunders provides further Direction to the Jury
Changes to the Indictment Sheet
Directions on Counts 2 and 3
The Prosecution continues its Closing Statement
Anthony Edis QC presents his closing statement on Count 6 and 7
Further Closing Statement on Count 1, 2 and 3

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 16 May

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Friday 16 May 2014

Summary
Clive Goodman’s Cross-Examination by Counsel for Andy Coulson Continues
Goodman questioned about events after his arrest
Goodman’s meeting with Coulson in the Cafe Rouge
Goodman’s discussions with NI after his arrest
Clive Goodman is Cross-Examination by Counsel for Stuart Kuttner
Jonathan Caplan QC questions Goodman about seeing Kuttner after his arrest
The Prosecution Cross-Examine Clive Goodman
Anthony Edis QC questions Goodman on the Royal Directories
Goodman questioned on Glenn Mulcaire
Goodman’s meeting with Rebekah Brooks after arrest
The Prosecution question Goodman on Phone Hacking

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 15 May

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Thursday 15 May 2014

Summary
The Defence of Clive Goodman Continues
Counsel for Andy Coulson continues to cross-examine Clive Goodman
Goodman questioned on who knew about Phone Hacking
Goodman treatment at News of the World
Stuart Kuttner’s report on Clive Goodman
Goodman doesn’t go on overseas Royal visit
Hacking of Royal Household Phones
Goodman questioned on more internal emails

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 14 May

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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Summary
The Defence of Clive Goodman Continues
Clive Goodman returns to give evidence after illness
Justice Saunders reviews Clive Goodman’s evidence prior to his absence
Counsel for Andy Coulson resumes his Cross Examination of Clive Goodman
Timothy Langdale QC questions Clive Goodman on Phone Hacking
Goodman question on his and Mulcaires Phone Hacking
Goodman’s hacking of members of the Royal Family
Goodman’s contact within the Security Services
Goodman questioned on further hacking
Andy Coulson’s knowledge of Phone Hacking

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The Route to Verdict: Justice Saunders’ Directions to the Hacking Trial Jury

In a slight departure from custom, Justice Saunders began to summarise the legal issues facing the jury at Court 12 at the Old Bailey today. This is not his entire summing up, which will follow the closing arguments of the defence and the prosecution. It also excludes any directions on Count 2 and 3 which involve Clive Goodman, because he is still unfit to stand trial (he was hospitalised today because of his continuing pneumonia).

However, the following highlights from the judge’s directions are a useful guide to what questions the jury have to decide

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 6 May

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Tuesday 6 May 2014

Summary
The Defence of Andy Coulson Continues
Justice Saunders explains the proceedings for the day
Witness Statements for Andy Coulson
Witness Statement for Andy Coulson – Joanna Elm
Witness Statement for Andy Coulson – Baroness Varsi
Witness Statement for Andy Coulson – Murdoch McClennan
Justice Saunders provides Directions of Law to the Jury
Changes to the Indictment Sheet
Explanation of Conspiracy Charges
Legal Direction on Count 1
Legal Direction on Count 4
Legal Direction on Count 6
Legal Direction on Count 7

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 29 Apr

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Summary
The Cross-Examination of Andy Coulson Continues
The Prosecution questions Coulson further on Phone Hacking
Dan Evans hacking of Daniel Craig
Clive Goodman and Royal Stories
Justice Saunders informs the Jury of Clive Goodmans health
Clive Goodman’s continued evidence will be delayed
Further Cross-Examination of Andy Coulson
The Prosecution questions Coulson on Hacking of Royal Aides
Coulson’s phone rings in the dock
The Calum Best Story
Justice Saunders explains remainder of the trial
Coulson questioned on the Arrests of Goodman and Mulcaire

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 28 Apr

Monday 28 April 2014

Summary
The Cross-Examination of Andy Coulson Continues
The prosecution questions Coulson on Thurlbeck and the Blunkett tapes
Coulson asked if he lied to Blunkett
Coulson’s contact with Brooks at the time of the Blunkett story
Coulson questioned on who knew about the tapes
Coulson Recruitment of Dan Evans
Turning Mobiles
Cash Payments to Place Police and the Green Books
The Gordon Taylor Story
The Charles Clarke Story
Budgets and Big Spends

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