Skip to comments.Prosecutor in CIA Leak Case Demands Time Reporter Testify
Posted on 07/05/2005 11:16:02 AM PDT by summer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity, even though Time Inc. has surrendered e-mails and other documents in the probe.
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald also opposed the request of Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller to be granted home detention _ instead of jail _ for refusing to reveal their sources....
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Does anyone know if Time was in anyway legally preventd from making public all the documents it turned over.
See post #3 - you were right re No confidentiality.
On Friday, Cooper's lawyers argued against sending him to the D.C. jail, saying it is a "dangerous maximum security lockup already overcrowded with a mix of convicted offenders and other detainees awaiting criminal trials."
Keep your eye on the sparrow and dont do the crime if you aint Robert Blake.
While I agree with the sentiment, he is incorrect as that husband-wives have confidentiality, attorney-clients have confidentiality, and I am unsure about priest-confessors but they may as well.
The Star Chamber is calling.
Even though TIME was ordered to turn the docs over for the grand jury (and assuming the docs would stay sealed), they probably have no desire to make them public for the same reason they did not want to turn them over in the first place: to maintain source confidentiality. So even if no legal reason, they would probably hold them back anyway.
It seems that he saw through the sham of Time trying to finesse the info so that it would seem to point to Rove, when the truth is much different. Let's let Cooper tell the truth or face possible perjury.
Well, he's not the judge is he?
I thought that as well, but I think he meant in terms of news stories.
I must say, it seems like this prosecutor is sticking to his guns and not backing down one bit. No deals, no nothing for these journalists. I am wondering if Lawrence Lassie O'Donnell will be hearing from this prosecutor soon as a result of Lassie O's antics this past weekend.
Allowing the reporters home confinement would make it easier for them to continue to defy a court order to testify, he said. Special treatment for journalists may "negate the coercive effect contemplated by federal law," Fitzgerald wrote in filings with the courts
That would have been a good spot for Yost to note that the unanimous Appeals Court ruling noted that any privilege that might exist does not apply in this case.
Of course, that would undermine his theme that an out of control prosecutor is trampling the rights of these reporters.
Thanks for the update. Pinging others.
I suspect that is why he backpedaled on Drudge's rado show.
LOL, I love that photo.
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