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Tim Russert

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Tim Russert was an American journalist hosted NBC's Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press for seventeen years until his death in June 2008. He died of a heart attack after collapsing at the Washington bureau of NBC News.[1]

On March 16, 2006, lawyers for former White House aide I. Lewis Scooter Libby confirmed they had issued subpoenas to reporters and media outlets as they prepare to face charges of obstruction of justice against the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.[2]

According to CNN, subpoenas were sent to the New York Times, its former reporter Judith Miller, NBC's Tim Russert and Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper.[2]

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  1. Jacques Steinberg, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/14/business/media/14russert.html?ref=politics Tim Russert, 58, NBC’s Face of Politics, Dies"], New York Times, June 14, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bob Franken and Paul Courson, " Libby's lawyers subpoena N.Y. Times, reporters: Journalists' notes on leaking of CIA operative's identity sought", CNN, March 16, 2006.

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