NYT reporter says not part of cover-up in CIA probe

NYT reporter says not part of cover-up in CIA probe

[JURIST] In an interview [transcript] Tuesday with CNN's Lou Dobbs, New York Times reporter Judith Miller [JURIST news archive] called the 85 days she spent in Virginia's Alexandria Detention Facility [official website] demeaning and lonely, and defended her decision to refuse to reveal her source to federal investigators, despite reports that the source gave consent. Responding to allegations that her refusal to testify to a grand jury was a cover-up, she insisted she was not covering up for anyone, but she planned to remain in jail until she was sure that her source "genuinely wanted [her] to testify." Miller was released from the detention center [JURIST report] last week after she agreed to testify before a grand jury. Miller's source, now identified as Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby [White House profile] will now likely become the center of an investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. Reuters has more.