Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Cooper Will Testify

The Associated Press reports this afternoon that Time reporter Matthew Cooper "agreed Wednesday to testify about his sources in a government leak of a CIA agent's identity, a dramatic about-face which came as he faced going to jail." Cooper told U.S. district court judge Thomas Hogan "I am prepared to testify. I will comply" with the order compelling such testimony before a federal grand jury.

Cooper told the judge he had been prepared to go to jail, but "that not long before his early afternoon appearance, he had received 'in somewhat dramatic fashion' a direct personal communication from his source freeing him from his commitment to keep the source's identity secret."

The plot thickens ... and questions remain. What happens to Judy Miller? Will the source go public?


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