Andy Coulson to be arrested over phone hacking tomorrow

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Earlier I posted that James Murdoch announced that News of the World would cease operations. It's closing Sunday after 168 years. However, per Sarah Ellison of Vanity Fair on MSNBC just now, they're expanding The Sun tabloid to seven days a week, so they're basically just moving pieces around the board.

But there is action on the legal front. Via The Guardian:

Andy Coulson has been told by police that he will be arrested on Friday morning over suspicions that he knew about, or had direct involvement in, the hacking of mobile phones during his editorship of the News of the World.

The Guardian understands that a second arrest is also to be made in the next few days of a former senior journalist at the paper.

Wild guess: Rebekah Brooks?

Coulson was David Cameron's director of communications until last January, when he resigned.

Coulson was editor of The News of the World between 2003 and 2007. A close friend and deputy of News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks when she edited the paper, Coulson resigned a few weeks before the paper's royal correspondent, Clive Goodman, and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed after admitting intercepting messages on royal aides' phones.

It would be so loverly if they nabbed Rupert the Wonder Sharpei.

More details here.

H/t: Keith Olbermann

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