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Harman Wiretap Scandal… Again

Surber notes: [1]

CQ Politics: [2] Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman told an Israeli agent that she would lobby for a reduced sentence for a spy for help in getting a committee chairmanship.

And guess what committee chairmanship she wanted…


The CQ Politics story said NSA taped the multi-millionaire Harman making the offer more than two years ago — a court-approved wiretap.

“These claims are an outrageous and recycled canard, and have no basis in fact,” Harman said in a prepared statement. “I never engaged in any such activity. Those who are peddling these false accusations should be ashamed of themselves.”

CQ Politics noted: “It’s true that allegations of pro-Israel lobbyists trying to help Harman get the chairmanship of the intelligence panel by lobbying and raising money for Pelosi aren’t new. …And that, contrary to reports that the Harman investigation was dropped for ‘lack of evidence,’ it was Alberto R. Gonzales, President Bush’s top counsel and then attorney general, who intervened to stop the Harman probe.”

All of which raises the question: Who is now angry at her, and why, so as to prompt this stuff being brouught up now?  The most likely source for the the order to re-start this would seem to be the White House. Can this be a reflection of Obama’s will to reduce Israel’s relationship with the US, so as to increase that of  the ‘Palastinians’?