Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC By Jeff Stein

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By Jeff Stein, CQ SpyTalk Columnist
http://www.cqpolitics.com
April 20, 2009

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.

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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.

via CQ Politics | Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC.

h/t: ICH

see also:

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com h/t: ICH

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