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Jane Harman being considered to head CIA despite connection to Israel-AIPAC spy scandal

It's astounding to see reports by CNN, Politico, and others that former California Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman is being considered as a possible new head of the CIA, given the fact that she was implicated in an Israeli spy scandal in 2005.

Despite apparently strong evidence against Harman, the expected Justice Department investigation never happened; the powerful Congresswoman and Israel advocate from southern California got off; and today the media, at least so far, are failing to mention an incident that one would expect to be problematic for a potential director of the CIA.

Below, based on reports by TPM, Salon, Time, Stephen Walt, the New York Times, Antiwar.com and a C&L, is the general story of Harman's apparent promise to an Israeli agent to help people indicted for espionage on behalf of Israel:

In 2005 a federal wiretap reportedly picked up a conversation between Congresswoman Harman and a suspected Israeli agent.

According to the reports, Harman told the Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In return, the suspected Israeli agent (who may have been a dual-citizen American) reportedly pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi, then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee. Harman was already the ranking Democrat on the committee.

At the end of the conversation, Harman reportedly said: "This conversation doesn’t exist.”
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deacon's picture

see?

they get promoted!!

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

If you have an incompetent

If you have an incompetent goof under you, promote them out of your department! They become the problem for "the next guy".

When Rand Paul announces his

When Rand Paul announces his disgust with this trial balloon about Harman, then maybe I will get excited about 2016.

Help Wanted! So Jane, You you wanna be Secret CIA top spy?

Spy vs Spy: Do you have the right stuff?
Before embarking into the clandestine world of spying on foreigners for the United States of America, you must prepare:

You must take your secrecy & super-spy agencies seriously. You being caught with your fellow Congressmen & political action committee clandestine operations in an FBI Dragnet operation does not qualify as spy work experience. Going on nationally broadcast talk shows to present un-redacted transcripts of such surveillance is tantamount to termination.

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/_/ Quid pro Quo

Congresswoman Jane Harman Caught Spying - by Mark Twain, 11/27/2012. New York Times: Democrat California Congresswomen Jane Harman caught w/ wiretap telling the suspected [Redacted].

Regards, 002 Maser Spy, US Division

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Yeah, Israel is at war with the US

and winning, since the average US citizen is more worried about the safety of Israel than the integrity of their own government.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Being a sneaky dishonest

Being a sneaky dishonest congress critter actually qualifies her quite well to run the empire's top spy agency. Never forget - the State is but an organized mob. If you're a mob boss you want somebody like this in your gang.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Congresswoman Jane Harman Caught Spying . Quid pro Quo.

Qui pro Quo

The New York Times, say that Democrat California Congresswomen Jane Harman was caught on the wiretap telling the suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby Bush administration officials to reduce the charges against the two members of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) accused of spying. In exchange, the sources said, the suspected agent promised to help her get appointed chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
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She asked for the un-redacted transcripts to be released. Let's go through them together, she taughts. Doesn't sound like a secret spy woman... But wait, who's that up ahead?

Name is Jane. Treasury Bond.

Secret agent woman... Odds are she won't CIA tomorrow, Secret agent woman.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Perfect toadie to be hand-picked

for the job.

She "wrote" the domestic terrorism bill that never passed, but is still probably lurking around to be a "Christmas surprise".

ytc's picture

It's truly astounding, alarming and disgusting!

Upvoted this post NOT because it's a good news, but because of the GRAVITY of the problem of even having Jane Harman's name on the list of candidates for the CIA position.

That makes her a perfect candidate and immenently qualified

for the job right?

beephree

Being implicated in a spy scandal...

...would prolly prevent most people from even being allowed to scrub toilets in the CIA building, let alone be appointed as Director.

If something like this doesn't raise some eyebrows, I don't know what more it would take.

The name is Bond. Treasurty Bond.

Jane, the new Bond girl... appearing as herself.

"Legal Tender"... A love story... A spy thriller...

Coming to a theater near you!

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul