Skip to comments.Pollard to get another day in court
Posted on 08/14/2003 8:10:40 PM PDT by Phil V.
Lawyers for imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard will have 40 minutes in a federal courtroom on September 2nd to explain why they should be permitted to continue efforts to rescind his life sentence, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reports.
Attorneys Jacques Semmelman and Eliot Lauer will get 30 minutes to argue why they should be permitted to appeal, the government can take a half hour to respond, and then Pollard s attorneys will be granted 10 minutes for the last word.
The hearing will reportedly focus on two issues:
- Was Pollard's March 1987 conviction based on a misleading secret 46-page affidavit?
- Was Pollard denied due process by a defense attorney who declined to file a routine appeal after Judge Aubrey Robinson threw a crowded courtroom into pandemonium with an unexpected life sentence?
Pollard has already has served far longer than the average for people convicting of spying either for enemies of the United States or for allies.
Be carefull, you might hurt yourself using big words like that before you take the training wheels off!
Seriously though, I'm refuting your statements based on the facts that I have and my facts contradict your facts. Who's facts are right? I guess we each believe ours are. However comma I know that I have MORE facts than you do, by fact of my job, and I can tell you that you do not have ALL the facts.
Your position is common, but not necessarily the only one held by Americans.
This is no way to win an argument at a public forum. You have to argue based on the publicly available facts. For all I know your facts are just made up by intelligence offcials to cover up their real failures
They say ignorance is bliss. You must be one ecstatic puppy.
Far from being the super spy that "Cap" Weinberger portrayed him to be, Pollard was a low-level incompetent with an exaggerated opinion of his own worth. CIA officer Ricky Ames may have exaggerated Pollard's leaks in order to conceal his own work for the Russians. As a practical matter, Pollard had little access either to communications intercept or satellite data, let alone secret NSA codes. According to the security officers familiar with the Pollard case, his primary access was to U.S. Navy data banks on ocean shipping. His private focus was on arms shipments to terrorists, which was fairly routine material.
Ames was the Russians' jewel and avoided detection by manipulating his superiors including Weinberger.
This was just after Carter's DCI Stansfield Turner fired 800 case officers crippling CIA's humint to this very day.
Clinton fired Woolsey who was onto Ramzi Yousef's being an Iraqi agent, then installed Deutch who bragged his intention was to "f--k them" [CIA]--which he did.
Deutch compromised 17,000 CIA files on his unsecure home computer logged onto Russian sites.
Deutch was covered by Nora Slatkin who did to CIA DO what Hazel O'Leary did to Energy (which Bill Wen Ho Richardson finished).
Now there are missiles coming into the West Bank which are the counterpart to the attempts to bring missiles into the U.S.
With Soros bankrolling the Democrats and Khodorovsky doing the same for the Communists and Chechens, it is certain to be an interesting fourteen months.