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source: Sourcewatch Judith Miller, Three Islamic Charities tip-off
On April 6, 2004, Josh Marshall reported (http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_04_04.php#002807) how U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago "had quite aggressively investigated another Bush White House leak in late 2001 and early 2002. Fitzgerald had been investigating three Islamic charities accused of supporting terrorism -- the Holy Land Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation, and the Benevolence International Foundation. But just before his investigators could swoop in with warrants [December 14, 2001], two of the charities in question got wind of what was coming and, apparently, were able to destroy a good deal of evidence.
"What tipped them off were calls from two reporters at the New York Times who'd been leaked information about the investigation by folks at the White House.
"One of those two reporters was Judy Miller." The other was New York Times reporter Philip Shenon.  (http://www.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/7/7/1148/62336)
Marshall's point in April 2004 wasn't that "the White House did something else wrong," in fact, he wrote, he was "told that in this case the White House really hadn't done anything improper at all."
However, "Fitzgerald was pissed and apparently went after them very aggressively -- and this for a case in which," he was told, "there really wasn't much to go after," which "might be something to keep in mind when figuring how the Plame investigation might play out."  (http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_04_04.php#002807)