I have a hard time believing that Judith Miller went to jail merely for principle.

Surrenders Notes on Talks with Libby

NEW YORK Judith Miller, The New York Times reporter who had been jailed since July 6 for refusing to identify a source, was released Thursday afternoon.Miller said in a statement that she expected to appear before the grand jury on Friday.

According to the The New York Times, she and her lawyers reached an agreement with a federal prosecutor to testify before a grand jury investigating the matter.

She also agreed to turn over certain notes.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported that an unnamed jail official had revealed that Miller left an Alexandria, Va. jail this afternoon at 3:55 pm., adding, “She was released after she had a telephone conversation with the Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby.”According to the Times, Libby “had made clear that he genuinely wanted her to testify.”

The Times account revealed that Libby and his lawyers asserted that they had given his waiver a year ago–and then again ten days ago–but Miller did not accept it, saying she feared it was coerced.

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