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.