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Durbin vows congressional investigations into News Corp scandal

Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois said Sunday he would like to see Congress investigate News Corporation in the wake of the company’s phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

“Yes, I would,” Durbin replied when asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he would like to see an investigation of the company. “I can tell you that there are questions about whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been violated by Rupert Murdoch and his news empire, and what’s going on in England is startling to think of the extent that they went to break the law to try to report a story. We need to follow through with the FBI investigation and also with congressional investigations.” (Durbin flubs Muslim-discrimination hearings)

But South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said Congress has too many other things to worry about with the debt crisis to divert attention to such an investigation.

“David, we need to let law enforcement work here,” DeMint said. “Congress has got a big issue in front of us. We need to handle our own business for a change and the focus this week is on the only plan we’ve got, and that’s ‘Cut, Cap and Balance.’”

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  • HoosYoDaddy

    Bring it on Dirty Dick, you corrupt cronie! And We The People will continue to unleash our righteous wrath on the loony left, unions, G.E., Barry the Divider, et al and toss you and your pathetic progressive party on the steaming pile of forgotten losers as we actually complete the promised, inevitable swamp draining.

  • bigdave

    FROM ONE OF THE MOST EVIL PEOPLE ON THE PLANET?! DICK “TURBIN” DURBIN OF, YOU GUESSED IT, ILLINOIS, IS THAT WHERE CHICAGO IS? OOOOOOOOOH . ANOTHER CROOK?!! WOW…THEY GOT LOTSOFEM THERE DON’T THEY!! IS THIS ANOTHER FAST-AND-FURIOUS TYPE OF GUV’MENT SCAM OPERATION ? FIRST TO GET GUN CONTROL AND NOW TO GET THE OWNER OF FOX NEWS? THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN GET THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA? THE LEFTSTREAM MEDIA CONTROLLED BY GEORGE SOROS AND GE AND OTHER RICH CONTRIBUTORS TO OBAMA ARE THE ONES WHO PUT HIM IN OFFICE AND WILL KEEP HIM THERE. GOTTA BE A HUGE PAYOFF SOMEWHERE WITH THIS COVERT GROUP.

  • captaingrumpy

    I guarantee you that “news corp” has not done anything that the other news orgs havent done.
    Also,notice how all the vultures(CNN MSNBC ABC) etc etc, are the ones clamouring for investigations through their little mouthpieces in Washington,because they smell blood and believe they can hurt the Fox News Channel by going after Murdoch. It’s only the opposition and nothing to do with morals.Through their little mouth pieces they will find really bad things ( or make them up) that need Murdoch to sell off some of his empire.This is the only way they can get him,and it’s the CONSERVATIVES that should stand up for him because without FOX,America would be open to all the lies that Obama wants to spread. DANGEROUS

  • cba321

    Durbin is right here. This sounds like the right thing to do to me. I don’t think it is a party issue. Its serious corruption that needs to be dealt with that involves law inforcement.

    • minicapt

      It would be even better if they could complete their investigation of the NY Times first.

      Cheers

  • Rowwdy

    Durbin needs to sthu. He is an idiot and is helping ruin IL and America. He is such a weakling he makes me gag on his name.

  • sunnyr

    If this moron knows what is good for him, he will let the FBI handle this case and FOCUS ON JOBS, THE ECONOMY AND A BALANCED BUDGET!! I fully expect the DemocRATS to use this to deflect their poor performance and falling poll numbers. Do so at your own risk. We will throw your worthless butts out of office next November or whenever you are up for reelection!

  • Imaginenomoreliberals

    Oh sure, let’s investigate Murdoch. Forget about GE-NBC in the White House. There’s no conflict there. The real threat to the libs is Fox News so let’s kill the messenger and continue to destroy the USA.