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Rice to face subpoena in espionage case

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posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 10:50 PM
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Rice to face subpoena in espionage case


news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and some of President Bush's top foreign policy advisers must testify about their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in a trial over the misuse of classified information.

Two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists accused of passing classified information to an Israeli official and the press.
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posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 10:50 PM
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I have felt that those in this administration are traitors to the USA. Yet again another US/Israel spy scandal, good thing Israel is our friends.

With all the money we give this country, why do they need more from us??

So now lobbyists are privy to classified information??

Lobbyists are go betweens between governments????



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posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 11:12 PM
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I was about to break this one, you just beat me.


Here's the BBC story: Source | BBCNews | Rice subpoenaed in spying trial

And a linky to an old thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Funny how history repeats itself, eh?

No, wait a minute, this old thread from more than two years back, is covering the same story!

And yet our two news links are from right now!


Have we entered some kind of weird alternate universe, where we keep hearing about subpoenas about to be issued to Bush-it administration members, then nothing happens for two-plus years, and then the story repeats?

Let's do the Time Warp, again!

I wonder if we'll be hearing this again in another two-plus years?



posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 11:28 PM
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Quick some one needs to call John Titor to explain this!!

but really:

Prosecutors unsuccessfully challenged the subpoenas. If the officials ultimately testify, the trial in federal court in suburban Alexandria, Va. could offer a behind-the-scenes look at the way U.S. foreign policy is crafted.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Questions remain:
1 Did this challenge take 2 years to get a ruling?? This would explain the time gap.
2 Why would prosecutors try to challenge the subpoenas? wouldn't they be the ones issuing them?

Also this:

The lobbyists are accused of receiving classified information from a now-convicted Pentagon official and relaying it to an Israeli official and the press. The information included details about the al-Qaida terror network, U.S. policy in Iran and the bombing of the Khobar Towers dormitory in Saudi Arabia, federal prosecutors said.

But defense attorneys argued that top U.S. officials regularly used the lobbyists as a go-between as they crafted Middle East policy. If so, attorneys say, how are Rosen and Weissman supposed to know the same behavior that's expected of them on one day is criminal the next?

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Why use Lobbyists they are not government agents?? They are not ambassadors??? Should they be allowed to recieve and pass on classified information???...I think Not!!!



[edit on 2-11-2007 by Elmer J Fudd Millionaire I own a Mansion and a Yacht]

[edit on 2-11-2007 by LDragonFire]



posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 01:13 AM
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This looks like a simple, straightforward case of letting the money do the talking. Its amoral, and that is the way backchannel business is done these days. Is it illegal? It would seem so intuitively, but in reality we may never find out.




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