Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Prosecutors Considering Dropping Espionage Charges Against Former AIPAC Lobbyists

Review Comes Amid Reports That Rep. Harman Was Overheard on Wiretaps Agreeing to Seek Lenient Treatment for Them

Washington Post

"Federal prosecutors are considering whether to drop the charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act, law enforcement sources and lawyers close to the case said today.

The review comes amid reports that Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) was overheard on federal wiretaps allegedly promising to intervene with the Bush administration on behalf of the two lobbyists. The sources said the prospect of dropping the charges is unrelated to the disclosures about Harman's alleged role......."

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