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From 2002-2006 Republicans controlled Congress by an ever-so-slight margin, so if Bush-Cheney were to be successful in carrying out their criminal plans against America and some foreign countries, it would take the help of, at least, a few congressional Democrats.
A prime example of the veracity of this claim is found in Senator Jay Rockefeller's (D-WV) aiding of Mr. Bush and The Dick on immunizing telecommunications companies who participated in a conspiracy with the Terror Twins to spy on Americans illegally. Rockefeller was rewarded handsomely for his efforts from the telcos....lots of campaign bribery cash....and the Bush-Cheney syndicate successfully closed off one more potential ray of light from shining into the darkness of their mostly-criminal administration.
Now comes Jane Harmon (D-CA). The story out yesterday about Jane Harmon is a BIG story. It gives us an insider look at how high-level crimes are carried out by elected officials, and how both sides are complicit in those crimes.
CQ Politics broke the story yesterday....
Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC
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 to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington.
Harman was recorded saying she would "waddle into" the AIPAC case "if you think it'll make a difference," according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript.
In exchange for Harman's help, the sources said, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections, which the Democrats were heavily favored to win.
Seemingly wary of what she had just agreed to, according to an official who read the NSA transcript, Harman hung up after saying, "This conversation doesn't exist."
The CQ Politics piece is a must read.
In September of 2007 I wrote about Harman's role in helping Bush-Cheney to legalize the abolishing of the 4th amendment in the FISA rewrite bill.
Long story short...AIPAC was lobbying Harman for the purpose of obstructing justice in a criminal case involving some of their members. Harman wanted the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Bush/Gonzales wanted Harman's continued vote and leadership within the Democratic caucus over the illegal-wiretapping-of-Americans program.
Harman helped AIPAC....AIPAC helped Harman....Gonzales protected Harman from further investigation.
Please read this story....it is one of those rare opportunities when we get to see how the incestuous clusterf*ck in Washington D.C. actually works.