Senators Boxer and Rockefeller outlined three sets of questions that they want answered:
1) Will the Special Committee conduct a broader investigation that includes an examination of whether current or former senior Wall Street Journal or Dow Jones executives had knowledge of or a role in alleged criminal activity at News Corporation publications?
2) Did the Special Committee investigate Mr. Hinton’s knowledge of alleged criminal activity at News International before or after he was named publisher of the Wall Street Journal and CEO of Dow Jones?
3) Did any member of the Special Committee or other senior executives at the Wall Street Journal or Dow Jones express any concerns regarding the hiring of Mr. Hinton given his role in overseeing News International’s News of the World when its employees engaged in criminal phone hacking? Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator John D (Jay) Rockefeller
When the scandal broke initially, the Guardian raised noted that Hinton led the failed internal investigation into phone hacking for the News.