Time Inc. released the following statement July 6 in regard to reporter Matt Cooper's choice to testify in the CIA leak case.

Time Inc. Statement - July 6, 2005

As we said before today's hearing, Time Inc. respects Matt Cooper's right to make his own decision in this important legal matter. But by personally and directly releasing Matt from his obligation to confidentiality, his source has made the decision for Matt to testify a simple one, as other journalists have already testified in this case after being released by their sources.