24 February 2006

Patrick Fitzgerald vs. Judith Miller redux

The American Thinker

Yesterday’s appearance in Manhattan before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was another instance of Mr. Fitzgerald trying to find out about Ms. Miller’s sources, this time by looking at the New York Times’s phone records, and prosecutors raised the prospect of pressing her directly yet again, as they did in the Plame case to disclose the sources.

At the center of this leak case is the question of how Ms. Miller, who has since left the paper, and a second Times reporter came to learn of the government’s plan to take action in the wake of September 11 against two Islamic organizations suspected of having terrorist ties.