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Rove denies leaking Plame identity to TIME reporter

[JURIST] White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke with TIME magazine reporter Matthew Cooper just days before the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame [Wikipedia profile] was revealed in a newspaper column by Bob Novak, but although he referred to her he has denied mentioning her by name, Rove's lawyer said Sunday. Cooper has agreed to testify about his source [JURIST report] before a grand jury investigating the leak, which Newsweek says resulted from permission granted by Rove himself [Newsweek report]. Another reporter connected to the case, Judith Miller of the New York Times, was last week ordered to jail for refusing to testify [JURIST report]. It's unknown if Rove is a target of the investigation. The Washington Post has more.

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