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More on Harman

Just as Rep. Jane Harman’s (D, Calif.) wiretap troubles surface, the Justice Department considers dropping espionage-related charges against the AIPAC employees she allegedly agreed to “waddle in” and help.

The Washington Post reports:

The review of the case against Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman was triggered by a series of recent court rulings that make it harder for the government to win convictions, the sources said. Those included an appeals court decision allowing the defense to use classified information at trial and a judge’s ruling that said prosecutors must show the two men knew the information they allegedly disclosed would harm the United States. That set a high bar for prosecutors because criminal intent can be difficult to prove.

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The former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee are charged with conspiring to obtain classified information and pass it to journalists and the Israeli government.

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