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Rice Leaked Defense Information to pro-Israel Lobbyist?

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posted on Apr, 22 2006 @ 11:57 PM
A federal judge agreed to issue subpoenas for Rice and three other government officials in a trial involving two former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Both lobbyists are accused of receiving and disclosing national defense information. Lawyers for the lobbyists seek to demonstrate that Rice, and the other three government officials, disclosed the sensitive information to their clients, and therefore authorized the lobbyists involvement in the disclosures.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaked national defense information to a pro-Israel lobbyist in the same manner that landed a lower-level Pentagon official a 12-year prison sentence, the lobbyist's lawyer said Friday.

Prosecutors disputed the claim.

The allegations against Rice came as a federal judge granted a defense request to issue subpoenas sought by the defense for Rice and three other government officials in the trial of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman. The two are former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who are charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information.

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This is unbelievable! Now, Condi too!

The cabal of hypocrisy and malfeasance may really include everyone in this administration.

If true, what shame...

[edit on 23-4-2006 by loam]

posted on Apr, 23 2006 @ 11:49 AM
It looks like Rice will seek to to quash the subpoena.

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III accepted the defense's claim that Rice's testimony might be relevant to the case, but added that the secretary can resist the subpoena and explain to the court in writing why she does not wish to testify. A U.S. State Department official told Haaretz a few days ago that Rice would oppose an attempt to subpoena her in the case and would try to persuade the court that conversations she held in which Rosen was also present bear no relavance to the case against him.


The three other government officials appear to be:

David Satterfield, deputy chief of the U.S. mission to Iraq; William J. Burns, U.S. ambassador to Russia; and retired Marine Gen. Anthony C. Zinni. All three had served as envoys to the Middle East.

posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 09:08 PM

"the secretary can resist the subpoena and explain to the court in writing why she does not wish to testify."

Is she going to plead "The Fifth"?

Or will Jr. ride to the rescue and say he declassified the info? Will he or won't he repay her undying devotion... er, loyalty?

This will be amusing to watch them twist and turn their way out of this one. Convenient, ain't it, that they don't have a press secretary to have to answer to this one.

[edit on 24-4-2006 by psyopswatcher]

posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 01:42 AM
So after earlier bush gripeping of intel leaks 2 the press,so after BUSH ADMIN.LEAKED IDENTITY OF C.I.A.OP.VALERIE PLANE cuz her hubby critized iraq war agenda now this??When are we going 2 wake up and realize that there isnt a government representing the interests of the united states citizenry.god help us.

posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 03:39 AM
As long as they keep spouting "terrorist" in every speech, no one will accuse them.

posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 11:22 AM
Watch them wiggle, see them jiggle,

so now the esteemed Condi leaked a little info...

Didn't Cheney reveal the entire energy policy to his friends, the energy lobbiests..

I guess we should feel fortunate that the Pro Israel Lobby isn't writting our foreign policy...

Absolutely a violation of our nations security, and perhaps these things should be dicussed with a NATIONS LEADERS... but not the equivalent of a nations con men...

and how legal is it anyway, for a lobby group representing a foreign country to even operate the way they do... I thought foreign lobbys had severe restrictions...

[edit on 22-8-2006 by LazarusTheLong]

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