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Jane Harman Recorded On Wiretap Promising to Intervene for AIPAC, Say Sources

First Posted: 05/20/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

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CQ Politics :

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 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.

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