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September 29, 2005

N.Y. Times' Judith Miller Out of Jail

Judith Miller, jailed since July on contempt of court charges for refusing to divulge conversations with 'confidential sources' in the Valerie Plame matter, was scheduled for release late next month.

She got out today.

What changed? Well the article doesn't come right out and say it, but presumably she's decided to talk to the Grand Jury. What the article does mention:

[Miller] was released after she had a telephone conversation with the Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, sources said. In that conversation, Libby reaffirmed that he had released Miller from a promise of confidentiality more than a year ago, sources said.

So it sounds like she got the 'no for real, really, you can talk' super-release she wanted from her source, which now looks like Scooter Libby.

This apparantly ends the speculation she was covering up for another media source, Plame herself or even Plame's husband, ex-diplomat, puffy blowhard, Joseph Wilson.

I'm sure we're setting sail for a whole new world of stories as to why it took this long to get the release straightened out, (What, did Miller lose his number? Some burly jailhouse Brenda been hoggin the phone since July?) and even more "Plame Game" rehashes. Bring a pillow.

Update: A link not requiring registration confirms she will testify Friday.


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