Reporters Contempt

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

One of the reporters threatened with jail time for refusing to name his sources has agreed to testify about the leak of a CIA agent's identity.

Matthew Cooper told U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan that he will "comply" with the order to talk about his sources. Cooper's reversal came at a hearing in which Hogan was to consider whether to jail Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller. They had defied Hogan's order to name their confidential sources.

Miller still refuses to testify in the investigation of the Bush administration's leak of the official's identity.

Cooper told the court he hugged his son last night and told him "it might be a long time" before they would see each other again. But, Cooper says his source then contacted him Wednesday, "in somewhat dramatic fashion," to free him from the confidentiality commitment.

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