Andy Coulson, the former communications director for British prime minister David Cameron, took the stand Thursday in the Leveson Inquiry, the government’s investigation into the illegal wiretapping at several top News. Corp tabloids in London. Coulson was the editor of the News of the World when it hired the investigative reporters who hacked the phones of aides to Prince Harry and Prince William, and continued to receive payments from Murdoch after he went to work for Cameron. In the hearing Thursday, Coulson was grilled about his connections to various political figures and his severance pay.
PHONE-HACKING via guardian.co.uk