Washington - Aides of NewsCorpse CEO Rupert Murdoch have downplayed footage of Rebekah Brooks and Barack Obama enjoying some intimate faeces - uh, face! - time in London just before the 2008 White House election.
The footage forms part of a reported cache of 80,000 seized emails being evaluated by the FBI ahead of potential federal charges against the Australian media magnate.
Brooks, 69, who was famously acquitted in the London phone hacking trial on Tuesday, has been described by her ex-boss as a relentless social climber who schmoozed her way up the Murdoch family tree.
In July 2008 she met with the Dem presidential candidate Obama at Blakes Hotel bar in Roland Gardens, South Kensington during Barack's London trip.
Resident mixologist Monty Kahlua who served the couple said they looked like they really 'should get a room' after getting carried away on pheromones and shots of Lebanese liqueur Arak.
Obama later took up Rebekah's invitation to ride side-saddle on her trusty mare Raisa, a former police horse leased from the Met.
Emergency Room nurses later reported treating both flame-tressed Brooks and her Lil' Cousin Barack for saddle sores following some unscheduled whorseplay in London's Rotten Row bridle path.
Expect plenty more salacious details to emerge.