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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has requested for new information on News International after the Leveson Inquiry began to release large volumes of documents on the company's conduct.
Rockefeller, who has jurisdiction over media issues in the US, has raised questions about the extent of News Corp's phone hacking since last July when the allegations were reported in the US.
A US senator has sent a letter to Lord Justice Leveson asking if his inquiry has uncovered any new information that suggests News International has violated any US laws.
A source close to News Corp said the board "understood" the importance of the report by MPs that said CEO Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run the company and earlier "met to review its findings".
Earlier, the media company released a statement saying they had "full confidence" in Mr Murdoch.
News Corporation have released a statement saying they have "full confidence" in their Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch after the media mogul was ruled "not a fit person" to run the company by MPs on the culture, media and sports committee.
Rupert Murdoch leaves the News Corporation building in New York today:
In a letter, allegedly from Rupert Murdoch to Dow Jones employees, the News Corporation boss says: "I recognise that for all of us – myself in particular – it is difficult to read many of the report’s findings.
"But we have done the most difficult part, which has been to take a long, hard and honest look at our past mistakes."
The full letter can be read here.
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The actual, true story of today was that the Murdochs escaped relatively unscathed. Not that you'd know it from most of the reports.
Rupert Murdoch has been accused of not being "a fit person" to run News Corporation.