Matthew Cooper

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Matthew Cooper is a reporter with TIME magazine, who, along with New York Times reporter Judith Miller was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for refusing to disclose their sources in regard to the Valerie Plame exposure scandal.

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On June 29 2005, U.S. District Court judge Thomas F. Hogan gave Miller and Cooper one week to reveal their sources or face 18 months in prison - the maximum penalty.

The United States Supreme Court declined the reporters' appeal of the contempt of court finding.

On July 6, 2005, Matthew Cooper agreed to comply with the court order compelling him to testify. Cooper told the judge he had gone to sleep the night before ready to face the sanctions he expected to be imposed, but he received a last minute call from his confidential source freeing him from his confidentiality agreement. According to Newsweek's 7/18/05 issue, senior Bush advisor Karl Rove was that source, as confirmed by Rove's attorney.


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  • 'White House war on Wilson?'. Regarding Plame husband Joseph C. Wilson - (Cooper et al.)
  • The Iraq Debate We Deserved - (Cooper)
  • Confidentiality of Journalists' Sources Under Threat IFEX]
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