...said that an unnamed jail official had revealed that Miller left an Alexandria, Va. jail late 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, sources said. In that conversation, Libby reaffirmed that he had released Miller from a promise of confidentiality more than a year ago, sources said.Only the judge can let her out of jail and it would seem only if she agreed to end her contemptuous conduct.
i.e, she's gonna rat.
UPDATE: It's confirmed. Judy's gonna rat. Here is what's odd about the timing,
The federal grand jury delving into the matter expires Oct. 28. Miller would have been freed at that time, but prosecutors could have pursued a criminal contempt of court charge against the reporter if she continued to defy Fitzgerald.After all this time, why not just ride it out? I guess Fitzgerald convinced her he was going to indict her for criminal contempt before the grand jury expired if she didn't testify? I can't think of any other reason why should wouldn't just finish out the last few weeks and leave a journalistic hero,....at least to some.