Time Mag: Harman Under Investigation

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is under investigation amid charges that she improperly used her connections to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in an illegal scheme to get reappointed to her leadership position.

(Time Exclusive) The Department of Justice is investigating whether Rep. Jane Harman and the pro-Israel group worked together to get her reappointed as the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee…

The case is a spin-off of a probe that has already led to charges under the Espionage Act against two AIPAC lobbyists, whose case is still pending… The sources say the probe also involves whether, in exchange for the help from AIPAC, Harman agreed to help try to persuade the Administration to go lighter on the AIPAC officials caught up in the ongoing investigation.

Side Note: Recently, as you may have read, it was
reported that the National Intelligence Estimate leak was perpetrated by a Democratic staffer from the House Intelligence Committee who was subsequently suspended and has been denied access to classified material. At the news of this person being suspended by Chairman Peter Hoekstra, Jane Harman expressed her dissatisfaction by demanding the immediate reinstatement of the leaker and claimed she was “Appalled” by the chairman’s actions.

Just today however, the LA Times has
reported that the Democratic staffer who leaked the NIE to the NY Times was in fact employed by the very same, Jane Harman. -- Isn't that interesting?