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Dec 2, 2008 11:31 pm

Everything Is Personal

Why is Fitzgerald pursuing Miller with such vehemence?

John Podhoretz links to this WParticle from February 2005:

On Dec. 3, 2001, Times reporter Judith Miller telephoned officials with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Texas-based charity accused of being a front for Palestinian terrorists, and asked for a comment about what she said was the government's [namely, Fitzgerald’s] probable crackdown on the group. U.S. officials said this conversation and Miller's article on the subject in the Times on Dec. 4 increased the likelihood that the foundation destroyed or hid records before a hastily organized raid by agents that day.
Fitzgerald subsequently sought Miller’s phone records to uncover the source of a potential leak in his own office, but a liberal New York judge, Robert Sweet, quashed the subpoena.

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