Last year, afraid of being seen weak on national security, Democrats authorised George Bush’s illegal wiretapping programme, even granting retroactive immunity to phone companies that participated without a court order in this snooping. Unfortunately you can’t have your weak-kneed cake and eat your AIPAC dollars too… or summit like that:
CQ.com reported Harman was overheard on a National Security Agency wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two AIPAC officials. In exchange for Harman’s help, CQ.com reported, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections.
According to one unnamed official cited by CQ.com, Harman hung up after saying, “This conversation doesn’t exist.”
Hilarious stuff!Read the full post and comments »