posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:20 PM
Now I don't know if he took payments from the Guardian for leaking this information, because it doesn't say, therefore I will assume he didn't.
It's staggering that the Met have put so much effort into finding this mole, but by their own admission, officers were taking payments from News
International for information relating to stories they were investigaing. Back in July it was claimed that there were so many officers receiving back
handers that it was probably impossible to catch them all. My guess is that they will not be making much of an effort to catch them either.
This week the commissioner and assitant commissioners involved in the 'Phone Hacking' scandal were all cleared of any wrong doing, and are free to go
about their business despite receiving hospitality from News International. These were all involved in the initial and subsequent phone hacking
investigations. They have managed to catch the mole and no doubt he will now experience the ramifications of his wrongdoing.
In my opinion this guy did the right thing. If it wasn't for him we probably would have never got to hear about half the victims of this scandal, as
it would have very likely been swept under the carpet. Just like it was in the previous investigations.
I applaud this officer, who did a very public service, just as long as he didn't receive payment.
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