Feds Try To Block Professor's Testimony In CIA Leak Case

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a Virginia judge to prevent a University of Maryland journalism professor from testifying at the upcoming trial of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter.

Former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling wants professor Mark Feldstein to testify about whether reports by journalist James Risen, which seem to peg Sterling as his confidential source for information about a U.S. operation to disrupt Iran's nuclear weapons program, should be taken at face value. Feldstein plans to discuss...
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