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A reporter for The New York Times, Judith Miller, was subpoenaed Thursday for CIA leak
DRUDGE ^ | 8/13/04

Posted on 08/13/2004 6:38:34 AM PDT by areafiftyone

A reporter for The New York Times, Judith Miller, was subpoenaed Thursday by a Washington grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a CIA undercover officer to the syndicated columnist Robert Novak and other journalists.... MORE...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeak; judithmiller; nyt

1 posted on 08/13/2004 6:38:34 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

And suddenly, now that Bob "The Prince of Darkness" Novak isn't the sole focus of this investigation, our friends in the media will rediscover the 1st Amendment.


2 posted on 08/13/2004 6:41:45 AM PDT by IGOTMINE ("By God, I pity those poor bastards we're going up against. By God I do.")
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To: areafiftyone

I don't understand why Judith or Tim Russert are being questioned at all...there has to be so much more to this than we realize.


3 posted on 08/13/2004 6:44:17 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

Sounds like Plame was a big damn non-secret!!


4 posted on 08/13/2004 6:50:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: cyncooper

Judith Miller...that's interesting!


5 posted on 08/13/2004 6:51:32 AM PDT by EllaMinnow (swimming through the blogosphere)
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To: Jewels1091

To Novak's point, the "leak" was a whistle blower: Valerie Plame did in fact abuse her position to refer work to her husband. Suddenly the liberal press is girding itself in the first amendment to protect the abusers of the whistle blower.


6 posted on 08/13/2004 6:51:37 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: Jewels1091

Yes....there is sooooooo much more!!


7 posted on 08/13/2004 6:51:53 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: areafiftyone
as the old WW2 slogan LOOSE LIPS SINKS SHIPS sez it all. But these damm traitors in the media dont give a fr!##ing hoot about it if it can hurt Bush directly or indirectly.

Their single agenda is to weaken the WAR ON TERROR as recently seen as the NEW YORK SLIMES leak of the Al QAEDA mole we had spying on them. After this leak several high ranking Al Qaeda that were being monitored went to ground and disappeared.

They (the mainstream media) dont care if people will get hurt or killed because in one way or another they will surely spin it to say ITS BUSH'S FAULT!!

8 posted on 08/13/2004 6:56:29 AM PDT by prophetic (Dems investigate for pre 9/11intel - but now we've LOTS of Intel and they claim politics)
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To: Jewels1091

From what I read, the "crime" they are investigating requires that the suspect leaked the information with the intent of damaging national security. It was passed in responce to rogue turncoat CIA agents like Phillip Agee releasing names of CIA undercover people.
I have not even heard the agrieved Mr. Wilson claim that the leak was intended to damage national security.

My fear is that this is another one of those "special" investigations that Republicans love to launch against themselves, which results in prosecutions based on tortured legal logic. Re-minds me of the Casper Weinberger inditement the Friday before the 1992 Clinton Bush Election.


9 posted on 08/13/2004 6:57:02 AM PDT by Jonah Johansen
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To: Howlin

Well, well, well....


10 posted on 08/13/2004 7:00:38 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: EllaMinnow

I saw that last night and posted it on another thread and pinged you---but it might have gotten buried on your pings page.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1190548/posts?page=301#301

Yes, I found it VERY interesting.


11 posted on 08/13/2004 7:08:50 AM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: All
Times Reporter Is Subpoenaed in Leak Case

A reporter for The New York Times, Judith Miller, was subpoenaed yesterday by a Washington grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a C.I.A. undercover officer to the syndicated columnist Robert Novak and other journalists.

The subpoena to Ms. Miller was only the most recent of a series issued to journalists in a politically sensitive inquiry that has on several occasions led investigators to question White House officials.

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Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The Times, said the paper would move to quash the subpoena to Ms. Miller, issued at the behest of Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor heading the investigation.

"We regret that the special prosecutor has chosen to issue a subpoena that seeks to compel Judy Miller to reveal her confidential sources," Mr. Sulzberger said. "Journalists should not have to face the prospect of imprisonment for doing nothing more than aggressively seeking to report on the government's actions. Such subpoenas make it less likely that sources will be willing to talk candidly with reporters and ultimately it is the public that suffers.''

Lawyers for The Times said the paper expected that it would be served a separate subpoena for its records. They said the paper would fight that subpoena, too.

On Monday, a federal district judge in Washington held Time magazine and one of its reporters in contempt for refusing to identify their sources in the same case. The judge, Thomas F. Hogan, ordered the magazine to pay $1,000 a day and its reporter, Matthew Cooper, jailed until the sources were named. He suspended the sanctions pending the outcome of an appeal.

Judge Hogan will also hear The Times's motion to quash.

Mr. Novak was the first journalist to identify Valerie Plame as an undercover C.I.A. officer, in a column on July 14, 2003. Ms. Plame's husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former diplomat, has asserted that the disclosure of her identity was retribution for his contention eight days earlier, in an Op-Ed article in The Times, that President Bush relied on discredited intelligence on Iraq in his 2003 State of the Union address.

The Times has not published any articles saying it received information about Ms. Plame's identity.



12 posted on 08/13/2004 7:08:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Jewels1091
I don't understand why Judith or Tim Russert are being questioned at all...there has to be so much more to this than we realize.

Oh, some of us have realized that since the beginning...

13 posted on 08/13/2004 7:09:46 AM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: Jewels1091
I don't understand why Judith or Tim Russert are being questioned at all...there has to be so much more to this than we realize.

What's at issue here is, I think, the contention that it was "common knowledge" that Ms. Plame was a CIA employee, that she was Joe Wilson's wife, and that she was an "undercover operator."

From what I can glean, Russert, the reporter (can't recall his name) cited for contempt, and now Ms. Miller, are apparently among those for whom it was "common knowledge."

What's at issue now is: who told them this? Where did they hear it?

My guess is that they all heard it from Joe Wilson.

14 posted on 08/13/2004 7:14:04 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: areafiftyone; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; ...

CIA leak ping......................


15 posted on 08/13/2004 7:14:38 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

tic tic tic


16 posted on 08/13/2004 7:40:16 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Jewels1091

Why? Well, the Pubbies weren't behind the Plame mess, that's for sure. Has the g.j. called Wilson and Plame, anyone heard?


17 posted on 08/13/2004 7:41:41 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: r9etb
This has been posted months ago on a thread, and I honestly had forgotten this list of reporters that Newsday somehow got a hold of (interesting all in itself). I inserted a few comments in parenthesis:

Envoy Had Been a Target

March 6, 2004

excerpt:

Subpoena list

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed White House records on administration contacts with more than two dozen journalists and news media outlets in a special investigation into the improper leak of a covert CIA official's identity to columnist Robert Novak last July. They include:

Robert Novak, "Crossfire," "Capital Gang" and the Chicago Sun-Times

Knut Royce and Timothy M. Phelps, Newsday

Walter Pincus, Richard Leiby, Mike Allen, Dana Priest and Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post

Matthew Cooper (he's the one being held in contempt), John Dickerson, Massimo Calabresi, Michael Duffy and James Carney, Time magazine

Evan Thomas, Newsweek

Andrea Mitchell, "Meet the Press," NBC

Chris Matthews, "Hardball," (LOL!)
MSNBC

Tim Russert (fought it, then testified), Campbell Brown, NBC

Nicholas D. Kristof, David E. Sanger and Judith Miller, The New York Times

Greg Hitt and Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal

John Solomon, The Associated Press

Jeff Gannon, Talon News

18 posted on 08/13/2004 7:43:25 AM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: EllaMinnow

Ping to #18

I was Googling to see the Wilson/Plame/Judith Miller connection and the minute I saw the article I remembered seeing it months ago.


19 posted on 08/13/2004 7:45:44 AM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: cyncooper

I humbly bow before you.....


20 posted on 08/13/2004 7:49:15 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: All; Jeff Gannon
Jeff Gannon is also on the list and he is a freeper. When I saw the list today and it refreshed my mind that he was on it, I looked up Jeff's name to find any comments he has made. I don't believe I ever saw this thread before:

Federal Grand Jury Could Subpoena Talon News Correspondent (and RighTalk host)

I was pleased to see Jeff note in one comment what I have often pointed out: the CIA has never publicly stated what Plame's actual position was, covert or otherwise.

Also, how I went all this time and never knew Jeff asked Wilson about the memo where his wife recommended him, I don't know---but Gannon got wind of the memo that the Senate Committee has now documented.

Jeff, what do you make of the judge finding reporters in contempt and is it possible, in your opinion, that the focus is not who leaked Plame's name?

21 posted on 08/13/2004 8:01:34 AM PDT by cyncooper ("We will fear no evil...And we will prevail")
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To: Shermy

fyi..


22 posted on 08/13/2004 10:20:22 AM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: Dog; cyncooper

Thanks.

Months ago the Newsday leaked a long list of people to be hauled in.

The investigation was not only who told what to Novak. But who talked to Newsday right after the Novak article, who leaked the State Department memo that described Plame suggesting Wilson, and probably more.


23 posted on 08/13/2004 10:24:06 AM PDT by Shermy
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