Feds Subpoena NYT Reporter In CIA Leak Case

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking to force a New York Times reporter to testify at the upcoming trial of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking classified information to him about an operation to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program.

With the approval of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the prosecutors issued a subpoena for reporter and author James Risen, who wrote about the operation in a 2003 article and a 2006 book, demanding that he testify at the trial of his alleged source —...
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