For Thomas, “Difficult Ordeal” Is Over

By Brian 

“I’m relieved,” CNNer-turned-ABCer Pierre Thomas says of today’s settlement. “This has been a difficult ordeal for me professionally and for my family.”

On’s Blotter, the correspondent continues: “I want to thank CNN for supporting my legal fight for more than 4 years. I want to thank my attorney Charles Tobin and Ted Olson, who worked on the filings before the Supreme Court. I especially want to thank ABC News President David Westin for his unwavering support in my efforts to protect the confidentiality of my sources. Thanks as well to the ABC News legal team led by Henry Hoberman.

Here I was reporting the story fairly and accurately, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the government’s case, and I was being asked to reveal the identities of people who were making sure I was doing the right thing, the right way.”