Former cabinet secretary Lord O'Donnell has told the Leveson Inquiry that David Cameron's links with the media were too close.
He admitted that he had not always been successful in ensuring ministers maintained a distance from the press.
I think the Prime Minister himself... has said that he felt his relationships had got too close, and I agree with that.
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