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FBI Documents Reveal Tim Russert Received Death Threats

The Hill reports the late NBC News man Tim Russert received a death threat in 2001. According to Russert’s FBI file, obtained by The Hill, a 75-year-old WWII veteran apparently left two threatening phone messages on Russert’s NBC office phone.

A partial transcript of one call reads:

We haven’t forgotten I’ve called you a couple years ago and we still got you on the f—king platter. Believe you me, motherf—ker. That goes for your 15- or 16-year-old kid, too. You protect him, you motherf—ker. You’re no good, you’re absolutely no good…

The call was left March 7, 2001. The FBI tracked the call to the man in San Francisco, who refused to admit he left the voicemail, but promised not to make any more threatening calls. The FBI closed the case. Tim Russert died three years ago this week. Luke Russert is now a correspondent with NBC News.

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