Can an entire diary be based on a single tweet? When it's from Brit, who's live-tweeting the Hackgate trial, the answer is yes:
BREAKING: Crone email to Coulson says Brooks knew over 100 victims of phone hacking in 2006Crone was News International's top lawyer.
Here are the two tweets from Brit immediately preceding this stunner:
Jury shown email from Tom Crone to Andy Coulson 16/09/06 "Here's what Rebekah told me about the info relayed to her by cops"
Crone to Coulson email: 1/Confident have Clive and GM bang to rights 2/ From GM "a list of 100-110 victims 3/ £1 million paymentsGM stands for Glen Mulcaire. And you heard it from Crone first - they've got Mulcaire and Goodman 'bang to rights'. Lolz (On this side of the pond, we say, "dead to rights", i.e. busted)
So the frizzy red-haired lady knew about over 100 phone hacking victims, and it appears she knew their hackers were getting paid by News International. And all this as early as 2006.
Buh-bye, Rebekah. I hope Rupert paid you enough to make your jail stint worthwhile. Oh that's right, he did - 11 million dollars:
Not much left to say, except "blech".
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From ceebs, in the comments, it appears Tom Crone, the former NI top lawyer who sent the damning Brooks email to Coulson, has been re-arrested on coverup charges. From pressgazette.co.uk:
Police have arrested a 61-year-old former News International employee for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/...
Officers from Operation Weeting arrested the man after he appeared at a South London police station to answer bail.
He had previously been arrested and questioned for conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages.
More from ceebs:
Now it may be coincidence but who was 60 last year and lives in South West London?Answer: NOTW legal chief Tom Crone.