Harman: I Never Contacted The DOJ About AIPAC Prosecutions
Congresswoman Harman has never contacted the Justice Department about its prosecution of present or former AIPAC employees and the Department has never informed her that she was or is the subject of or involved in an investigation. If there is anything about this story that should arouse concern, it is that the Bush Administration may have been engaged in electronic surveillance of members of the congressional Intelligence Committees.
Assuming this is true, Harman has a strong point. I also find it incredibly ironic that some folks who have been quiet as church mouses on the Obama Administration's policies on Bush Administration abuses (or even before, see Senator Obama's cave in on FISA) have been on the attack against Harman.
For the record, my previous view of Rep. Harman on FISA, warrantless wiretapping and the value of primaries. See also this and this. Harman was converted on FISA long before this story broke, due to pressure from the Left flank and a primary challenge from Marcy Winograd. It did not come today. Speaking for me only
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