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    Jul 19, 2011

    Rebekah Brooks's Husband Tried To Throw Away A Computer, A Phone And "Paperwork"

    So in continuing with the totally non-shady things happening around the News Of The World hacking case, it turns out a bag containing a computer, phone and "paperwork" from the Brooks home was found in the garbage of a nearby parking facility. Charlie, Rebekah's husband, contends this is all a misunderstanding, but his story is less than compelling...

    Charlie Brooks claims that the contents of the bag were totally private to him. He argues that he had left the bag with a friend who was trying to return it to him. The obvious next question was, "why were they in the garbage then?" Brooks's response was that his friend must have left the bag in the wrong part of the garage for him and a cleaner must have picked it up and thrown it away. Okay, let's break this down.

    1. Who leaves their computer, phone, etc with their friend?

    I suppose I can at least allow for the possibility that he was going to the gym or something and didn't want to carry the bag with him, but in general this is not typical behavior.
    2. Why is your friend supposed to leave the bag for you in a parking structure?

    Nothing shady about exchanges that happen in parking garages. Nope. Nothing to see here.
    3. When your wife is arrested for crimes that include covering up evidence...

    You should probably do everything you can to NOT look like you are trying to cover up evidence. Even if what Brooks is saying is true, going about all of these things in this way at this moment is just about the dumbest thing you can do.
    What do you think? Is Charlie Brooks telling the truth?

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