When the FXI wants to talk to you, there is only one acceptable answer, “No”.
I remember, when in the Navy Security Group, one of the Hebrew linguists had dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship. He had a TSC. I’ve always thought of that as insane.
Reportedly there is a link between Valerie Plame and Judith Miller in the AIPAC scandal.
That prosecution is separate from Fitz’ case so he may not have juridiction over all the
Judith Miller is Unnamed Woman in AIPAC Spy Ring Indictment
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The only thing missing in this article is a description of exactly what kind of secrets were passed along and who determined that the data should be classified and when. It would not be the first time that someone has been prosecuted for passing classified info that was NOT classified at the time the alleged crime took place.
Is the reporter Mark Matthews related to the jackarse Chris Matthews?
Not to worry, none of these aces are one bit interested in bringing bill and hilary to justice.
Whoa! That’s a whole lot of keywords! wtf
Of all of the leaks in the last five years designed to destroy Bush or our ability to fight terrorists, the only people who get charged are two Americans who are trying to get the WP to expose how much Iran is interfering in Iraq??
So charges over the secret prisions leak? Nothing on Abu Graib? Nothing on the banking leaks? Or the overseas wiretaps?
Why would the FBI be so incredibly unable to actually prosecute somebody who is ACTUALLY trying to harm our country? I’m not given the two AIPAC guys a pass without hearing their side of the story.
But seriously.... this is all we got other than Scooter Libby being boned to show for all these freaking leaks??????
MAY 21, 2004 : (LAWRENCE FRANKLIN GIVES CBS JOURNALISTS DIRT ON THE INC's CHALABI --- See AIPAC, CHALABI "AN IRANIAN SPY" MEME) During a series of meetings in 2003, Franklin spilled several pieces of allegedly classified information, from policy options against Iran to specific intelligence about attacks on US forces in Iraq. On a couple of occasions, Rosen or Weissman allegedly passed along what hed learned to Israeli diplomats or journalists.
Franklin, likewise, relayed sensitive information to an Israeli diplomat and to the media. On May 21, 2004, he disclosed what prosecutors described as top secret/SCI information to journalists from CBS about what prosecutors would later cryptically claim concerned meetings involving two Middle East officials.
That evening, CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl reported on evidence that onetime Pentagon favorite Ahmad Chalabi personally gave Iranian intelligence officers information so sensitive that if revealed it could, quote, get Americans killed. Later in the broadcast, she reported that the information Chalabi had allegedly passed was so sensitive that US officials at the highest levels had prevailed on CBS not to broadcast it.
Five weeks later, the FBI closed in on Franklin. Armed with a warrant, agents searched his workspace and turned up a June 25, 2003, classified document. Franklin admitted he had given information derived from the document to Rosen and Weissman. Agents then searched his house in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and found more than 80 classified documents he had brought home illegally over three decades. ------This Is the FBICan We Talk?, Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
The "Chalabi's an Iranian spy" meme popped up in the press just in time to bury this story :
MAY 2004 : (REPORT : ONE OF 50 UN OIL FOR FOOD AUDIT REPORTS HAS BEEN LEAKED TO JOURNALIST TIMOTHY WOOD AND POSTED ON MINEWEB.COM WEBSITE - THIS AUDIT REPORT CONCERNS SWISS-BASED COTECNA INSPECTION SERVICES) In the scandal over the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, Kofi Annan's main line of defense has been that he didn't know. Perhaps he should take a closer look at internal U.N. Oil-for-Food audit reports, more than 50 in all, produced by his own Office of Internal Oversight Services--the same reports he's declined to share with the Security Council, or release to Congress. One of these reports has now leaked. It concerns the U.N. Secretariat's mishandling of the hiring of inspectors to authenticate the contents of relief shipments into sanctions-bound Iraq. (Obtained by a journalist specializing in the mining industry, Timothy Wood, a copy of this report can be found at www.mineweb.com.
Reflecting the findings of a U.N. internal audit conducted during the sixth year of the seven-year Oil-for-Food program, the report focuses on one contractor hired directly by the U.N. Secretariat: Swiss-based Cotecna Inspection SA. This is the same company that, while bidding against several rivals for its initial Oil-for-Food contract in 1998, had Mr. Annan's son, Kojo, on its payroll as a consultant. Both Mr. Annan and Cotecna's CEO, Robert Massey, have insisted that the contract was strictly in accordance with U.N. rules.
Although this report doesn't mention Kojo, it does go on for 20 pages about inadequacies and violations in the U.N.'s handling of the Cotecna contract. The report explains that "the Contract had been amended prior to its commencement, which was inappropriate" and recounts that within four days of Cotecna signing its initial lowball contract for $4.87 million, both Oil-for-Food and the U.N. Procurement Division had authorized "additional costs" totaling $35
Interestingly, the Chalabi story was followed by the "panty torture" meme a day or so later.
May 2004 was the month Duelfer's team did in fact start discovering some chemical weapons munitions in Iraq. You'd never know it though given all the other bleedingheart stories floating about then and since.
Makes me wonder about DOJ and why, the heck, it was that important for someone to waste millions of dollars and a lot of time to charge these two (and discredit AIPAC) after they already got Lawrence Franklin (who wanted to cut a deal by giving prosecution a “conspiracy”).
Also good references on this thread from WSJ articles - they give useful information on just how “wrongful” this particular prosecution is :
If this case ever goes to trial (because of judge Ellis’ decision not to block defendants’ subpoenas, DOJ and/or WH may not want to continue with the case), it would be interesting if some details can be gleaned in testimony by Judith Miller, though I don’t know if judge would let it go that far.
I don’t know, as bad as this is they didn’t pump chemical agent into his home, set fire to it and shoot anyone on site trying to leave. The FBI must be slipping.
Okay, now that I’ve got that off my chest.
This story is told from the AIPAC person’s point of view. Naturally it would sound favorable to them. The FBI may have had a perfectly good reason for going after these guys.
It sound like it to me.
Anyone investigating why the FBI and sthe State Department are protecting Iran?