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WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified for more than an hour Wednesday before a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA agent's identity.

Miller had spent 85 days in jail for refusing to cooperate with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's inquiry into the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the press, The New York Times reports.

Miller eventually testified on Sept. 30, but a notebook found in The Times' Washington bureau contained information about a meeting between Miller and Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby.

The notes referred to former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who was sent to Niger in 2002 to look into allegations that Saddam Hussein was trying to acquire weapons materials.

Wilson, Plame's husband, said he found no evidence of a transaction and publicly dismissed President Bush's reasons for war with Iraq.

The grand jury's 18-month term expires Oct. 28. A group of Democratic senators is calling for a full report from Fitzgerald after he finishes his investigation.

Bush's senior adviser Karl Rove is set to testify for a fourth time before the grand jury on Friday.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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