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The CIA, Press Leaks and the Shield Law

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The CIA, Press Leaks and the Shield Law

The CIA, Press Leaks and the Shield Law

The CIA, Press Leaks and the Shield Law

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When political columnist Robert Novak disclosed the name of a CIA operative, it wasn't just a juicy leak — he may have violated federal law. Now the Justice Department is investigating. NPR's Mike Pesca reports on the different options the government may have in getting the names of the person or people who leaked the information.