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.
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.
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- Bob Somerby, "Without Precedent! This always happens, the pundits have said. As always, their statement is false," The Daily Howler, November 2, 2007.