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NYT reporter testifying again before grand jury in Plame probe

[JURIST] New York Times reporter Judith Miller [JURIST news archive] is set Wednesday to go back for a second round of testimony before a federal grand jury probing the 2003 leak of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame [JURIST news archive] by White House sources after her husband, US ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly questioned the Bush Administration's handling of pre-war Iraq intelligence, first anonymously, and then in a New York Times op-ed. Miller first testified to the grand jury on September 30, the day after she was released from prison after serving an 85-day jail term for refusing to name a source who had talked to her about circumstances surrounding the eventual disclosure of Plame's identity to columnist Robert Novak, who later published it [Novak column]. Miller's latest testimony is expected to center on notes she took during a June 2003 conversation with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby [official profile], aide to Vice-President Dick Cheney, whose permission to disclose his own identity led to Miller's release. The Times said in an e-mail to staff Tuesday that once Miller had finished her testimony it would publish a detailed account of her involvement with the White House leak investigation. AP has more.

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