CIA Leak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Time magazine says it will hand over to a special counsel subpoenaed notes from one of the magazine's reporters.

The reporter has been threatened with jail over the leak of an undercover CIA agent's identity last year.

In a statement, Time says it will comply with a court order demanding the notes from White House correspondent Matt Cooper. A federal judge held Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller in contempt last fall, and threatened them with jail time, for refusing to reveal their sources in a leak probe involving CIA officer Valerie Plame (playm).

Time says it believes a Supreme Court ruling on Monday, refusing to hear the reporters' appeal, will have a chilling effect on journalists' work. But it also says, "The same Constitution that protects the freedom of the press requires obedience to final decisions of the courts and respect for their rulings and judgments."


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