You Can Take Off the “Free Matt” T-Shirts Now ….Well, that’s a relief. Time magazine White House correspondent (and Washington Monthly contributing editor) Matt Cooper is no longer being held in contempt in the investigation into who leaked former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s name. Cooper, who had faced 18 months in prison, gave a deposition to prosecutors yesterday after Cheney chief-of-staff Scooter Libby released him from a promise of confidentiality.
That’s good, because risking imprisonment for a principle is one thing. But going to jail for Scooter Libby? That’s just not right.