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Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain's phone-hacking scandal Wednesday as he sought to distance himself from a former aide at the heart of the allegations and denied that his staff had tried to thwart police investigations.
An apologetic Prime Minister David Cameron distanced himself Wednesday from his former communications director, telling an emergency session of Parliament he never would have hired the ex-tabloid editor if he had known about the newspaper's phone-hacking scandal.
Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain's phone-hacking scandal at a raucous session of Parliament on Wednesday, distancing himself from a former aide at the heart of the allegations and denying his staff tried to thwart police investigations.
The attacker struck in a flash, pie dish in hand. A scuffle broke out, shaving foam flew.
Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday apologized but also denied responsibility for the phone-hacking scandal, which is roiling British journalism, during a parliamentary committee inquiry where the media magnate was assaulted with a shaving cream pie.
Rupert Murdoch sparred Tuesday with a committee of lawmakers over the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked his global empire, reeling from tough questioning before recovering his composure and rebuffing his interrogators with flashes of his legendary toughness.
Media titan Rupert Murdoch declared that his appearance Tuesday before a British parliamentary inquiry was "the most humble day of my life," taking a contrite tone over the phone-hacking scandal rocking his global empire.
Rupert Murdoch, his son James and the media mogul's former top U.K. newspaper chief, Rebekah Brooks, face a grilling from lawmakers Tuesday about the intensifying phone hacking scandal, which has spread from their media empire, to the top ranks of the police and even the British prime minister's office.
Scotland Yard's assistant commissioner resigned Monday, a day after his boss also quit, and fresh investigations of possible police wrongdoing were launched in the phone hacking scandal that has spread from Rupert Murdoch's media empire to the British prime minister's office.