Following last month’s revelation that News of the World journalists may have hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims, Politico is reporting that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting today with the families of several victims to update them on the FBI investigation into the alleged hacking.
A private investigator (and former New York City cop) told the Daily Mirror last month that he had been contacted by News of the World journalists offering to pay him to retrieve phone records belonging to 9/11 victims, but that he turned the job down. The report spurred questions of whether other News of the World journalists did manage to get their hands on private phone records and voicemails, and eventually resulted in an FBI investigation.
Holder said that he is planning to meet with the victims’ families because he “certainly want[s] to hear what they have to say with regard to their concerns and, to the extent that I can share information with them, I will.”
The FBI investigation is ongoing.