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Lieberman taps Franklin case diplomat for top slot. - April 17, 2009 (Snips)

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Avigdor Lieberman asked an Israeli diplomat (Naor Gilon) involved in a Pentagon classified leaks case to be his chief of staff. ...

Franklin also allegedly relayed information to Gilon through Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He has resisted requests to testify in their defense. ...

Gilon's boss during his stint in Washington was Ambassador Danny Ayalon, currently the deputy foreign minister and a member of the Yisrael Beitenu Party led by Lieberman.

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/04/17/1004440/lieberman-taps-franklin-c...

AIPAC Spy Trial - April 21, 2009.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1066802.html

AIPAC Policy Conference 2009 - May 3-5, Washington, D.C.

… more than half of the Senate, a third of the House of Representatives are expected to attend ….

www.aipac.org /about_AIPAC/Learn_About_AIPAC/2841.asp

> all of them are getting obedience training ….

www.antiwar.com/orig/gsmith.php?articleid=14297

Adding Insult to Injury–Powerful Jewish Groups Demand Case Against Accused Spies Be Dropped

http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/adding-insult-to-injury-pow...

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ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC,

... 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. ....

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. ...

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/04/20/harman/index.html?sour...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20090420/cm_thenation/1096428565_1;_yl...

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=hsnews-000003098436&cpage=1

Report: Ex-CIA director asked to wiretap Jewish rep. April 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A former CIA director asked for a wiretap on a Jewish congresswoman after she allegedly agreed to intervene on behalf of two indicted former AIPAC staffers.

CQ Politics, a division of Congressional Quarterly, reported Sunday that then-CIA chief Porter Goss agreed to request a wiretap on U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) after she intervenes in the classified information leaks case against Steve Rosen, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst.

Harman allegedly was speaking with an “Israeli agent;” the alleged quid pro quo was that the agent would lobby on Harman’s behalf in her quest to become chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

According to the CQ story, Alberto Gonzales, the then-U.S. attorney general, shut down the case because Harman was useful in lobbying on behalf of the administration’s quest for expanded eavesdropping powers.

The events allegedly took place in the summer or fall of 2005. CQ quoted Harman as denying the allegations
Similar reports surfaced in October 2006, just prior to the midterm elections. Those reports named Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment magnate who is a major donor to the Democratic Party and to AIPAC, as one of several Jewish donors to Harman who allegedly discussed the matter with Harman and with Pelosi.

The CQ report, which cites former national security officials, includes direct quotes from the transcript of Harman’s alleged conversation with the Israeli agent.

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/04/20/1004471/harman-aipac-allegations-...

.... Haim Saban would withhold campaign funds from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to help Harman become chairman of the House Intelligence committee. ...

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2009/04/morning_buzz_tuesday_4210.php

Israeli Spying: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/motherofallscandals.html?q=mot...

... Harman talked with as Naor Gilon, former Mossad Chief of Station in Washington. Didn't Jane know that the FBI has been legally wiretapping the Israeli Embassy, out of which Mr. Gion worked, for more than 30 years? ...

Naor Gilon was the Mossad Chief of Station in DC implicated in the Indictment of Col. Larry Franklin, the DIA Iran analyst at Doug Feith's OSP who shared classified materials with AIPAC's Rosen and Weissman. He was also pal with New York Times reporter Judy Miller, who is believed to be referenced in the same indictment. See: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/2/2/14024/94613

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&add...

Harman Timeline: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/04/the_harman-aipac_story...

Jane Harman's Media Tour Gets Off to a Bad Start. - Video

Congresswoman Jane Harman took to the airwaves to defend herself against the charge that she conspired with a "suspected Israeli operative" to quash an espionage prosecution against former AIPAC employees. It didn't go so well.

Harman (D-Calif.) went on NPR's All Things Considered and tried to stonewall, refusing to even confirm that the alleged conversations with the Israeli operative—which CQ reported were caught in a NSA wiretap—even took place. "We don't know if there was a phone call," she said, adding that it "may or may not have taken place." Then she demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder release full transcripts of any calls that may have been recorded. ....

http://gawker.com/5221986/jane-harmans-media-tour-gets-off-to-a-bad-start

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Meet Israeli Influence Peddler Haim Saban (Snips)

The reported efforts by a "suspected Israeli operative" to get Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) to quash an espionage prosecution into AIPAC hinge on Haim Saban, an Israeli-American billionaire. Who is he?

According to the story thus far, the Israeli agent whose phone was being tapped by the NSA promised Harman that, if she could get the Department of Justice to abandon its prosecution of two former AIPAC staffers, Saban would use his influence with then-minority leader Nancy Pelosi to keep Harman in her leadership seat on the House intelligence committee.

The Los Angeles Times, in a brief profile today, describes Saban, who was worth $3.4 billion in 2008. ...

He has personally paid more money to politicians than any other American—$13 million since 1999, according to Portfolio—all with the avowed intent of ensuring that the U.S. will support Israel no matter what Israel does. Saban told Portfolio that his grudging support of Barack Obama in the 2008 election was premised on being reassured that Obama had a "visceral commitment, as opposed to a logical or strategic one," to the Jewish state.

In 2002, Saban launched the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, an arm of the Brookings Institution, with a $13 million grant. It served as a sort of left-wing cover operation for proponents of the invasion of Iraq, employing liberal hawks like Kenneth Pollack, whose book The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq was influential in bringing Democrats on board with the Bush Adminsitration's plans.

http://gawker.com/5222987/meet-israeli-influence-peddler-haim-saban

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US May Drop Espionage Case Against AIPAC Officials.

(IsraelNN.com) Sources in the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that it may drop the espionage case against two former AIPAC lobbyists, Steve J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, who were indicted in 2005 on three counts of espionage for passing classified information to Israel.

The trial for the two was postponed at least nine times already as the defense fought for the right to present classified information in its case. The prosecution had a major setback when a court ruling in 2007 said the defendants can call more than 10 prominent government officials to testify at the trial, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. .....

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130978

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Justice Department Aborts Attempt to Hold AIPAC to U.S. Law.

Recently released files obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal details of secret battles raging between founders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), U.S. presidents and top law enforcement agencies. ....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20090422/pl_usnw/justice_department_aborts_...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/30345855

The Israel Lobby Archive: http://irmep.org/ila/

DOJ moves to reverse AIPAC espionage case guilty plea and jail time.

... On May 14, US attorneys quietly filed a sealed motion “as to Lawrence Anthony Franklin” in the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Ellis then granted a hearing for June 12 at 9AM. On June 2, they filed a sealed memorandum about Franklin. Though sealed motions are of course secret, it is likely that under the watchful eye of Eric Holder the DOJ’s political appointees are arranging yet another special favor for the Israel lobby in order to steer around the Obama pardon dilemma. ...

DOJ moves to reverse AIPAC espionage case guilty plea and jail time

Court Documents

Larry Franklin free for another month

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