Surprising they were caught and this incident made public; not so surprising this happened:
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.
See Also: Who Listened To Harman? NSA Or FBI?, Caught In The AIPAC, Jane’s sedition?, This River Runs Deep, Unpacking The AIPAC Story, Jane Harman denies CQ report she was heard on NSA wiretap lobbying for AIPAC officials, Sources: Wiretap Recorded Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC, Rep. Harmon Recorded Making Deal With Israeli Agents, Harman caught on wiretap bargaining for intervention in espionage case, and Surveillance and Political Corruption.
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