Former CBS News correspondent John Miller, who is now deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the New York Police Department, will testify about his reporting on al Qaeda at an upcoming terrorism trial.
Miller left CBS in December 2013. He previously worked under NYPD commissioner William Bratton at the NYPD and LAPD. In 1998, while at ABC News, he interviewed Osama bin Laden. It’s that interview that’s believed to be at the center of his upcoming testimony, reports The Wall Street Journal:
Federal prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in New York want his testimony as they try to convict Khaled al-Fawwaz of conspiring to kill Americans with twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
The seeking of evidence from reporters has become a hot-button issue, particularly after leak investigations involving reporters at the Associated Press, the New York Times and Fox News Channel forced the Justice Department earlier this year to revisit and rewrite some of its rules on how it gathers evidence about reporters. Attorney General Eric Holder is still working on further revisions to the department’s policies, which could be announced in the coming weeks, according to people involved in those discussions.