Attorneys Write to Tim Russert

September 21, 2000

Mr. Tim Russert
c/o NBC
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,

Eliot Lauer
Jacques Semmelman

See Also:
  • Attorneys Demand NBC Host Apology and Retraction
  • Attorneys' Response to diGenova
  • Court Case 2000 Page