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Prosecutor Thought Libby Deliberately Failed To Intervene On Reporter's Behalf

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A special prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity concluded earlier this year that the Vice President's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, deliberately failed to intervene with a New York Times reporter jailed for refusing to testify in the probe because it would not be to his advantage for her to speak freely, according to a letter obtained by The New York Sun.

However, the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, said in the previously undisclosed letter that he later came to suspect that the standoff might be due to a misunderstanding between attorneys for Mr. Libby and the reporter, Judith Miller.

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