Good point, but since I cannot honestly say if Russert is lying or not I will not judge him. However, neither he nor any law firm associated with President Clinton was the one that made the convenient memory loss defensive popular. President Ronald Regan gets that honor for his handling of the Iran-contra affair. Mr. Libby also was quite found of using it during his testimony in this case, just not on the issue you brought up.
I would have had a problem if Russert would have disclosed this information to the public, but the crime happened when another reporter disclosed this information to the public. I donít believe he went to jail or was fired either and who told him about Valery Plame? Mr. Libby?