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Mon May 20, 2013, 11:48 AM

4. Here's some info you may have overlooked

"Feds spy on NYT reporter in leak probe"

...in your zeal to post this. First, the article is from 2011. Secondly, from the OP:

The governmentís interest in Risenís sources for his 2006 book, ďState of War,Ē has been known since 2008. In particular, investigators have zeroed in on a chapter which details what Risen describes as a botched CIA effort to trip up Iranís nuclear program. The scheme involved using a Russian defector to deliver the faulty blueprints to the Iranians, but the defector blew the CIAís plot by alerting the Iranians to the flaws ó negating the value of the program, and perhaps even advancing Iranís nuclear ambitions.

Risen was twice subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury to testify about his sources, but the first grand jury dissolved before a judge acted on Risenís motion to quash the subpoena. Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema sided with Risen and quashed the second subpoena, though details of her reasoning havenít been made public.

Finally, additional FYI:

Please kick and recommend this important thread

The AP's being investigated by a grand jury for who they coordinated with in Congress over the leak.

AP Leak ended informant's rare opportunity, why DOJ went after AP records

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