On March 11, The Hill‘s Kevin Bogardus filed a FOIA request for a FBI file on a death threat against the late NBC “MTP” Host Tim Russert. Some three months later, the publication acquired the file and that report was published today.
Bogardus reports that on March 7, 2001, Russert received a evening threat on his voicemail. The pointed threat, full of expletives, clearly involved his son, Luke Russert, now a congressional reporter for NBC. An excerpt of the graphic threat: “You’re no good, you’re absolutely no good, and nothing would treat me or do me any better than to put a bullet right between your f—king eye.”
Police ultimately tracked down a suspect. No charges were filed. Russert died in 2008 at age 58.
Luke Russert had no comment for The Hill on the threat.
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