Brown: Murdoch Misled Inquiry

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11:  Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Sarah Brown attend The Leveson Inquiry on June 11, 2012 in London, England. This phase of the inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press in the United Kingdom is looking at the relationship between the press and politicians. The inquiry which may take a year or more to complete, comes in the wake of the phone hacking scandal that saw the closure of The News of The World newspaper in 2011.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pushed back on Monday when he took the stand at the UK’s probe into hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s media properties. In earlier testimony, the Australian media mogul had accused Brown of making a call during his time in 10 Downing Street in which he said he was “at war” with Murdoch’s empire. “This call did not happen,” Brown said in testimony Monday. “The threat was not made.” Call logs from Brown’s time in office seem to back up his claim that the only conversation he had with Murdoch while serving as head of government came a year later than Murdoch claimed, “and that was about Afghanistan.”

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