Israeli spy on the wiretap (updated)

‘Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat long involved in intelligence issues, was overheard on a 2005 National Security Agency wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two former officials [Steve Rosen & Keith Weissman, who go on trial soon] of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. In return, the Israeli agent pledged to help lobby for Harman to become chairwoman of the House Intelligence Committee… Justice Department officials decided there was sufficient evidence to initiate an FBI investigation of Harman. But at the last minute, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales aborted the plan…’ – Jeff Stein, Spy Talk, 19 April 2009.
Update 1: ‘Harman was heard lamenting to the suspected Israeli agent how the tactics of a major Jewish fundraiser to use the threat of withholding political donations to California Democrat Nancy Pelosi to win Harman the gavel of the House Select Committee on Intelligence had badly backfired…’
Jeff Stein, Spy Talk 22 April 2009.
Update 2: ‘Intelligence Officials Tipped Pelosi To Harman Wiretap’ – Jeff Stein, Spy Talk, 22 April 2009.
Update 3: Philip Giraldi, former CIA and DIA counter-terrorism officer, has been interviewed on [mp3] about this case and the surrounding issues, such as Israeli spying, corruption, the NSA and how this links to the Sibel Edmonds case.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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  1. Since the Patriot act was enabled in the US more Israelis have been arrested under it than any other nationality. They may be allies, they may share many military secrets but they don’t share everything.

  2. When will Americans learn that Israelis are not our allies ? What exactly have they given us that we actually need ? Alies don’t stabbed allies in the back like the Israelis have been doing to us.

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