Czech President Milos Zeman, right, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pose for photographers prior to their meeting at the Lany Castle near Prague, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/CTK, Michal Dolezal)
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to help Rebekah Brooks ahead of her high-profile appearance in front of a parliamentary committee as the phone hacking scandal erupted in 2011, a court heard on Wednesday.Brooks was being vilified at the time in the rest of the British media after the closure of the News of the World tabloid in the face of public revulsion at the scale of phone hacking.Facing questions on the stand of her hacking trial for the 13th day, Brooks was read emails that she had exchanged with Blair showing the former Labour leader offering to help her prepare for the committee hearing in the House of Commons."Definitely," prosecutor Andrew Edis said Brooks had replied.
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