Attorney General Holder To Meet Sept. 11 Families About Phone Hackings

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to meet with some relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorists attack. On Aug. 24, Holder will talk to them about the next steps in investigating allegations that journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. tried to hack into their phones.

The AP reports:

New York attorney Norman Siegel said that he and about 20 family members he represents will make some recommendations to the Justice Department regarding possible actions the government could take to investigate the story.

Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler confirmed the meeting date.

Siegel said the group will listen to what the attorney general has to say regarding the probe the Justice Department is conducting and that "we will cooperate with DOJ and the FBI."

The allegations come from a piece in the British paper The Mirror, earlier this month, that said journalists approached a New York City police officer to do the hacking but the police officer declined.

"We are hoping the allegations of hacking prove to be untrue but we want a thorough investigation to determine what happened," Siegel told The Guardian.



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