Monday, August 09, 2004

what took so long?

Court Holds Reporter in Contempt in Leak Case

A reporter is being held in contempt of court and faces possible jail time, and another was earlier threatened by a federal judge with the same fate, after they refused to answer questions from a special prosecutor investigating whether administration officials illegally disclosed the name of a covert CIA officer last year.

Newly-released court orders show U.S. District Court Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan two weeks ago ordered Matt Cooper of Time magazine and Tim Russert of NBC to appear before a grand jury and tell whether they knew that White House sources provided the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media.

Of course, if the government really wanted to know who outed Plame, they could have done this, oh... say a year ago?

Yet another question: why don't they just subpoena Novak.


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