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From the comments, LandOfTheFree was just too funny not to share this one far and wide:

"Did Wells provide records from Timmeh’s dentist saying that Timmeh admits that sometimes he forgets to floss before going to bed?"

Too amusing.  And, apparently, the WaPo finds something equally intersting from this morning's testimony:

Under questioning by defense attorney Theodore Wells, Jr. this morning, Russert said that he viewed the phone call from FBI agent Jack Eckenrode in November 2003 as "quite distinct" from a subpoena he received in spring 2004 to answer questions before a grand jury. The grand jury was investigating whether senior Bush administration officials broke the law in leaking Plame's identity.

The veteran questioner on NBC's popular "Meet The Press" program said the FBI was "volunteering" information about Libby's version of the conversation — a version he said he knew was wrong.

"He shared with me what Libby said," Russert said. "'I felt compelled to address something that was incorrect. And that's what I did."

Later, Russert said, he viewed the subpoena as threatening his and other journalists' commitment to protect confidential sources and their newsgathering.

"That could be very open-ended questioning," Russert said. "Go in court? That as a journalist is not something I wanted to do."

And, as a journalist, you felt that you had to keep all those high-end conversations confidential…solely to protect your role as a journalist.  Eh, Tim?  I think that Jane and Arianna ought to get a shot at asking Russert a few questions.  What do you think?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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