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


Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington.

by Alison Weir 

It’s astounding to see reports by CNNPolitico, 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 TPMSalonTimeStephen Walt, the New York TimesAntiwar.com and aC&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.”

Harman’s denials can be read at Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call, which seems to have removed the 2009 story that provided numerous details about what it termed Harman’s  “completed crime.” It’s unknown whether the removal of the article is related to the fact that three months after the story broke, Congressional Quarterlywas bought by the Economist Group.

The AIPAC spying case that Harman is said to have offered to help on consisted of two top AIPAC officials who had been indicted for illegally obtaining classified documents about Iran and passing these to Israel (as well as to Washington Post journalist Glenn Kessler, whose speaker bio lists three topics: “Global Affairs, Jewish Interest, Middle East Issues”).

One of those indicted defended himself by stating that AIPAC regularly obtains and hands on classified U.S. information.

When AIPAC, worried at the public exposure caused by the indictments, fired the two men, numerous AIPAC Mega-donor Haim Saban and Jane Harman donors continued to support the two officials, despite evidence that the men had leaked classified US documents to a foreign country.

Subsequent lawsuits involving one of the indicted, Steven Rosen, revealed this information (and additional sleazy details about AIPAC officials), including the fact that Rosen had reportedlyreceived $670,000 from such Israel partisans as Slim-Fast billionaire Daniel Abraham, philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, Israeli-American Haim Saban, and dozens of others.

Saban, who also donates millions of dollars to Democratic candidates, says his “greatest concern is to protect Israel.”  (His wife was recently nominated to be US ambassador to the UN.)

Saban had reportedly lobbied Pelosi on behalf of Harman, but Pelosi eventually decided to appoint a different person chair of the House Intelligence Committee (Silvestre “Silver” Reyes of Texas, another recipient of pro-Israel campaign donations).

Jane Harman speaks to Phoenix Aipac event Harman, who frequently speaks at AIPAC events, is widely known for her strong advocacy for Israel and of Middle East wars on behalf of it; JTA has reported she is “beloved by the pro-Israel lobby.”

In her nine terms in Congress, Harman served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence and four on Homeland Security.

Harman is currently the director, president, and CEO of theWoodrow Wilson Center. Harman was married to billionaire Sidney Harman, owner of Newsweek, until his death last year. In 2008 Jane Harman was listed as the second-richest member in congress.

Below is a video report on Jane Harman’s alleged promise to help treasonous former AIPAC officials in return for being put in charge of House oversight of US intelligence agencies. It is disturbing to find that she may now get an even more powerful position.

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Side Note:  In looking into Sidney Harman, I came across an odd epistle to him by longtime Nation magazine editor and publisher Victor Navasky.

Navasky’s essay is subtitled “Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them,” displaying a supremacist mindset that’s rarely stated quite so openly. It occurs to me that if this kind of statement were made on behalf of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, it would be roundly condemned.

Navasky is currently chair of the Columbia Journalism Review and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

  1. #1 by amerikagulag on November 13, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    This is the bitch that wrote the domestic terrorism bill. She’s a child of STALIN.

  2. #2 by sea on November 13, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Sure it wasn’t Harman who gave Petraeus hummers?

    Where’s that cigar case?

  3. #3 by Garibaldi on November 13, 2012 - 10:21 pm

    There’s no denying she’s great CIA material.
    Here’s my #1 all-time fave rave pic of Harman, accompanied by her own personal butcher- http://www.kawther.info/wpr/wp-content/uploads/fires/Harman_with_Sharon.jpg

  4. #4 by Gary on November 14, 2012 - 12:19 am

    Washington is nothing but a nest of traitors in need of an extermination.

  5. #5 by dc on November 14, 2012 - 1:55 am

    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com….she was having an affair with a woman of foreign descent. it was a set up. she was compromised, and in order to keep the affair hush-hush, she was blackmailed. this is why she is so pro-israel. another honey pot

  6. #6 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 4:21 am

    As they say in Yiddish ; business is business .

  7. #7 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 4:46 am

  8. #8 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 4:48 am

  9. #9 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 4:52 am

  10. #10 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 4:56 am

  11. #11 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 5:01 am

  12. #12 by 30.06 on November 14, 2012 - 5:13 am

  13. #13 by Ingrid B on November 14, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    this crime syndicate, occupying the US, is so blatant, and “in your face”, but they keep getting away with their crimes..

  14. #14 by goyishe on November 15, 2012 - 3:48 am

    i remember from my school days at Brandeis University in1970′s my student adviser’s words that when he was growing up that his parents used the term “‘goyishe kup,’” meaning that the “Non-Jews are Stupid”
    I learned that of “GOYISHE KUP” means that the “Cattle are STUPID”.I agree with the Jewish saying that American “GOYISHE KUP” are indeed” Stupid” as they believe that Muslem Kids who were unable to Fly a Cessna plane took it upon themselves to FLY a Boeing 767 & outwitted the US Military & Civilian authorities. The “Jewish Lightning Insurance Scam” of the 1960′s is still alive and well has been put to use by Larry Silverstein in putting 15 million cash down and comming out with 7 billion dollars for buidings where it would have cost a billion dollars to remove the asbestos The Americans believe that they decide who is elected President or for that that actual VOTE is really counted in deciding who represents them in the White House and congress.

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    Yeh I agree that the AmericanNon-Jews are indeed “GOYISHE KUP” or “STUPID CATTLE”!

    The Israeli Defense Firm That Tallies The Iowa Caucus
    By Christopher Bollyn
    1-1-8

    The Iowa caucus is only a few days away and the nation’s attention will be directed to the results, which signify the beginning of the U.S. presidential race. But does anyone watch who tallies the results of the Iowa caucus?

    The Iowa caucus results were tallied in 2004 by a company that is headed by a man whose company was bought by Elron Electronics, the Israeli defense firm. I suspect that it will be the same this year. Don’t expect to see any grassroots political activists doing the tally in Iowa. The Israeli defense establishment takes care of that part of the American “democratic” election process.

    VOXEO

    In the summer of 2004, I first learned that a foreign and out-of-state company using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology tallied the Iowa caucus results.

    The system used to tally the 2004 Iowa caucus results was provided by a company called Voxeo, which was apparently based in Orlando, Florida. (Yellow flag goes up in the mind of those familiar with Orlando and electronic vote fraud history. See Bollyn article on Wang below.)

    The calls from the nearly 2,000 caucus centers in Iowa went to a Voxeo call center in Atlanta, Georgia.

    On January 31, 2005, I wrote to Michelle Bauer, Iowa’s Secretary of State with some questions about the use of Voxeo, a foreign company located in Florida, to tally the results of the Iowa caucus:

    Subject: How was the Iowa Caucus Tallied?

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