Skip to comments.Times Reporter Is Subpoenaed in Leak Case (Wilson/Plame fiasco)
Posted on 08/13/2004 9:14:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
August 13, 2004 Times Reporter Is Subpoenaed in Leak Case By ADAM LIPTAK
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.
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.
It appears that Peter King is getting his wish about who is frog stepped away to jail wearing handcuffs, and it ain't going be Carl Rove or any White House insider.
The last two paragraphs are the legal advise the NY Slimes lawyers have given to the old lying gray whore for the DNC.
"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.
More for your indexing re the slime balls of the media up to their clymers in the Wilson/Plame fiasco for them.
For your enjoyment and ping lists.
As the war against terrorists is going very well for us in Iraq, it appears to be picking up steam against the Kerrorist/terrorists in America.
A whole lot of reporters are finding out about reality when they spread lies which include classified data when there is a controlling legal authority.
More good news for our side this week.
What a difference a year makes.
Now we are getting to read about the real criminals in the Wilson/Plame fiasco for the left wing mediots.
That is what happens when Drudge does his own title.
I used the title used by the NY Slimes.
About a year ago, Peter King had a few articles in the NY Post about who really should go to jail for this exposure.
Do a search re Peter King, Wilson, Plame for what he has written or commented re this fiasco.
I agree. I wish he would just post a link to the direct article when it comes out instead of those "One liner headlines".
I got a heads up on this article from an East Coast friend in my emails.
I went to the NY Times and saw the article. Then I ran a search on it re Free Republic posting. You had copied the exact headline that Drudge posted. So I didn't find your posting.
This may be the cleaner of the two as it comes directly from the NY Slimes.
WHAT, is this an uncovering of a LIBERAL media conspiracy???
Johnny Edwards might have to lend a helping hand for the upcoming "fight" against the "government.
I love it!
The liberals stepped into it big time with this breech of security and the Bergular Dox in Soxs breech.
Grandjury investigations in secure courtrooms are held. Anyone who leaks what is going on may find themselves up for investigation. Even Lanny Davis can't spin what is happening behind the closed and locked doors in these two grandjury investigations.
Komrade Kerry's Kerrorists, the new left wing KKK!
I have the feeling that a lot of left wing, anti America, hacks pretending to be journalists are finding out what you posted below. More will find out later as this case and the Sandy Bergular case unfold behind closed doors in Grand Jury investigations.
"Reporters who do not reveal sources on National Security issues should be JAILED. There is no way to tell if the reporter is LYING or not, anyone can "make up a source" - thats how democrats got into power - a lying, unaccountable press."
"Let the journalist/reporter TALK. . . .or ROT IN JAIL."
I will send a free copy of "Unfit for Command" to every left wing journalist, who is locked up for violations of National Security Issues, and maybe Gideons can provide them a free bible.
Know what would be funny? If it turns out Joe Wilson was going over all over Washington telling reporters about the "bogus" Niger story and also told everyone his wife was with the CIA. Yes, that would be funny.
He did. Anyone who knew him apparently knew that his wife worked with the CIA, and this was before his lies about Niger and his Yellowcake Scam.
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