http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_go_pr_wh/cia_leak_trial WASHINGTON - A federal judge avoided a potential mistrial in the CIA leak case Monday by dismissing a juror and sending the other 11 back to continue deliberating the fate of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said the juror had seen or read something over the weekend about Libby's trial. "What she had exposure to obviously disqualifies her," the judge said. He did not say what the juror had seen but characterized it as a misunderstanding. He has ordered jurors to avoid media coverage of the case. Walton originally feared several jurors were tainted, raising the specter of a mistrial in the politically charged case. Libby is accused of lying and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.