Ms. Judith Miller
Alexandria Detention Center
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

Dear Ms. Miller:

We are sorry that you are in jail rather than reporting for the New York Times. However, this is your fault. You have a waiver from your “source,” as the judge and prosecutor have pointed out, and you could freely and honestly testify about your knowledge in the CIA leak case. You have an obligation to do so. Reporters are not above the law.

You have only yourself—and your own paper—to blame. It was the Times that called for this investigation. The Times urged prosecutor Fitzgerald to pursue the case no matter where it led. The Times said that he should exercise complete independence and utilize the powers of his office. It’s you and the Times who are blocking his attempt to get to the bottom of this.