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Matthew Cooper

AKA Matthew Stanley Cooper

Born: 1963
Birthplace: Undetermined Location, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Reluctant to name Plame leak source

Journalist for Time, reluctant to name the source (almost certainly from within the White House political machine) of Valerie Plame's identity as a secret agent. Disclosure of Plame's identity would be a federal felony. He has refused to testify and ultimately was held in contempt of court by U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan. On 29 June 2005 Judge Hogan ruled that Cooper and editor Judith Miller of The New York Times must divulge this information within two weeks or face 18 months imprisonment. Hogan cites Branzburg vs Hayes (1972) as precedent. On 1 July 2005, Time announced it would comply with the subpoena. MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell claims the source in question is Karl Rove.

Father: Daniel I. Cooper
Mother: Bette Gelula Cooper (d.)
Wife: Mandy Grunwald (m. Nov-1997, one son)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1999)

    University: Columbia University (1984)

    Time White House Correspondent (2003-)
    Newsweek
    The New Republic Senior Editor
    US News and World Report White House Correspondent (1993-95)
    The Washington Monthly Contributing Editor
    Contempt of Court
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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