CQ HOMELAND SECURITY
April 19, 2009 – 8:49 p.m.
By Jeff Stein, CQ SpyTalk Columnist
Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington.
Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript.
In exchange for Harman’s help, the sources said, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections, which the Democrats were heavily favored to win. Read this complete article at LINK
aura writes; Isn’t it special that Rep. Harman makes deals with Israelis to increase her power while helping them cover up their alleged spying on the US, the country she’s supposed to be representing. She’s absolutely nauseating. Why doesn’t she move to Israel and run for office there if she is so concerned about their nation, and not those of her own. She is a complete disgrace and should resign immediately. There is no excuse for treason.