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Times reporterís testimony sought in leak trial (James Risen)
Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat

Posted on 12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST by Olog-hai

A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal.

Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book “State Of War” that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Iran’s nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship.

Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg, said at Tuesday’s hearing that he is not sure whether his client is willing to answer the questions that prosecutors want to pose. …

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1 posted on 12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like they may be setting up a perjury trap.


2 posted on 12/16/2014 10:48:32 AM PST by expat2
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