- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says officials are working to comply with new Justice Department guidelines for media leak investigations in a case where they have said they want New York Times reporter James Risen to testify.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1yhRSh9 ) prosecutor James Trump said during a hearing Friday in federal court in Alexandria that prosecutors are working to comply with the guidelines, which were issued in February. Trump estimated finishing the work will take a few weeks.

Trump did not commit to demanding Risen testify, but he said prosecutors need to know a date on which to call him in the case against former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling.

Sterling is charged with illegally leaking information, and prosecutors allege Sterling was a key source for Risen’s 2006 book “State of War.”


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