Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:48 pm

Jane Harman: the new Rod Blagojevich?

Filed under: Hold! Them! Accountable! — Lex @ 8:48 pm

The California Democrat has been caught on a wiretap in what appears to be an agreement to try to get charges against Israeli agents reduced in exchange for help getting the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee (she didn’t get it).

At first glance, it seems creepy that the government is wiretapping a congresscritter. But in this case, the target of the wiretap was an (unnamed) Israeli agent, not Harman, and the tap was installed under a warrant duly issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. So it was all by the book.

And at the end of the conversation, Harman was recorded as saying, “This conversation doesn’t exist.”

You wish, lady.

And here’s the kicker: Apparently investigators were ready to move against Harman until Alberto Gonzalez nixed it on the grounds that the administration would need Harman’s help in defending its illegal warrantless wiretapping program. Which they got.

1 Comment

  1. To the gallows!

    Comment by Roch101 — Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:27 am @ 8:27 am

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