Attorneys Write to Tim RussertSeptember 21, 2000
Mr. Tim Russert
4001 Nebraska Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
Re: Jonathan Pollard
Dear Mr. Russert:
I enclose a copy of a letter we have received from Mr. diGenova acknowledging that the statement that "agents in the field were identified" by Mr. Pollard is his "professional opinion," as opposed to a matter of fact. I also enclose our letter in response which shows a divergence between the record and Mr. diGenova's opinion.
Unfortunately, the way this was communicated on Meet the Press makes it sound as if this is fact. We believe an on-the-air retraction is warranted.
Very truly yours,