Little Russ Did Not Leak(?!!)

From Holden:

Did you catch what NBC had to say about Tim Russert’s testimony in the Plame case? If you did, then your source was not NBC Evening News, ’cause Brokaw did not mention it last night.

Here’s what NBC had to say, according to the Times:

In a statement, NBC said Mr. Russert was interviewed under oath by prosecutors on Saturday. NBC said Mr. Russert had not been a recipient of a leak and was not asked questions that would have required him to disclose a confidential source.

“The questioning focused on what Russert said when Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, phoned him last summer,” NBC reported Saturday. “Russert told the special prosecutor that at the time of the conversation he didn’t know Plame’s name or that she was a C.I.A. operative and did not provide that information to Libby.”

Now, maybe I’m wrong but I don’t reacll anyone accusing Russert of leaking plame’s identitiy. I mean, Novak did not write, “A fat, bobble-headed Sunday morning whore told me that Joe Wilson’s wife was a CIA operative.”

That statement is a bit odd, no?