Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
Judith Miller may be a reluctant whistleblower, however blowing the whistle on former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is the only way to describe Miller's recent comments.
In a recent phone interview Miller was asked:
Q: Judith, you do know that Dick Armitage was not who outed Brewster Jennings & Associates as a CIA front?
A: Yes, a lot of people knew.
Q: So, you're aware of the fact Patrick Fitzgerald fabricated a reason to come after your source?
A: I'm... it's not that simple.
No, Judith it really is that simple.
As the interview with Miller proceeded, there was no disagreement on the fact that "Special Counsel" Patrick Fitzgerald knew Marc Grossman was the person who exposed Brewster Jennings and Valerie Plame as CIA in 2001. (two years before Armitage claimed he did)
And, that Fitzgerald had her (Miller) jailed on a false premise. (although she claims "it's complicated")
Miller also acknowledged that just confirmed FBI Director James B. Comey was involved in the deception. When the urgency of going public with what she knew about Fitzgerald and Comey was stressed, Miller replied "I am going to tell my story my way. I have earned the right."
Miller was pressed further on the fact that James Comey had not been sworn-in as FBI Director as of the time of the interview, and that it was important for her to go public with what she knows before he was.
Clearly that did not happen, and James Comey was sworn-in as FBI Director. However, Comey can be removed from his position for cause when the truth is made part of the official record.
And Judith, lets face it.
The best "shield law" a journalist could hope for is that the Dept. of Justice start following the laws that are already on the books. Your coming forward with the truth about Fitzgerald will go a long way to making that happen.
And, perhaps give the 1st Amendment a fighting chance to survive the all out war our government has waged against it.
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