Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Harman demands bugging transcripts


WASHIN, D.C., April 21 (UPI) -- A California Democrat Tuesday demanded that U.S. intelligence agencies release full wiretap transcripts that purportedly show her seeking a quid pro quo.
Reports say the National Security Agency and the FBI bugged Rep.
Jane Harman's conversations with lobbyists for Israel about the case of two American Israel Public Affairs Committee officials accused of spying for Israel, Politico reported.
A story in The New York Times suggested Harman demanded a quid pro quo in which she would push U.S. officials to drop or reduce the charges, and an Israeli-American financier, a major campaign contributor, would pressure incoming House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi to name Harman to head the House Intelligence Committee. Harman vigorously denies the allegation, Politico reported, and has demanded U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder release unedited transcripts of the eavesdropping.

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