ISTANBUL - A prominent U.S. Representative was embroiled last week in a growing scandal involving government wiretaps and her relationship with two alleged Israeli spies.
Harman also asked the Justice Department to release all transcripts of her recorded conversations involving the treatment of two pro-Israel lobbyists accused of spying. Harman was recorded saying she would seek "lenient treatment" for Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, reported Congressional Quarterly.
The two were charged in 2005 with conspiring to communicate defense information to unauthorized personnel in violation of the 1917 Espionage Act. The indictment said the classified material included information about the al-Qaeda terror network, the bombing of the Khobar Towers dormitory in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. Air Force personnel, and U.S. policy in Iran.