Monday, February 7, 2011

Staunch Zionist Congresswoman Jane Harman Quits to Head Wilson Center

"Jane Harman, the centrist Democratic congresswoman from California, is quitting Congress to take over the presidency of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars." She has been an aggressive supporter of AIPAC's agenda in the US House of Representatives.

Harman assumes the post currently held by Lee Hamilton who co-chaired (with Thomas Keane) the now discredited 911 Commission Investigation  and Report of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September of 2001.

It is unclear how Harman's new position at the Wilson Center might be used in service of AIPAC in particular and the Zionist cause of creating a Greater Israel in general.  Stay tuned...

--Dr. J. P. Hubert


Anti-Bill of Rights Jane Harman to resign from Congress

Coto Report
Posted on February 7, 2011

Rep. Jane Harman, a blue-dog Democrat from California, announced today she will resign from office, to head the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Harman’s pro-business, anti-liberty stance is world-renowned. She introduced HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, otherwise known at the Thought Crimes bill.

In 2005, she voted to make the Un-PATRIOT Act permanent, but in 2010 opposed some provisions of the bill.

In addition to serving on the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and Subcommittee on Health, she also Chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment.

AIPAC controversy

In October 2006, Time magazine, quoting anonymous sources, asserted that an FBI and US Department of Justice investigation of Harman was underway. The magazine alleged that Harman had agreed to lobby the Department of Justice to reduce espionage charges against Steve J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, two officials at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In exchange, Time said there was a quid pro quo in which AIPAC would lobby then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to appoint Harman as chair of the House Intelligence Committee if the Democrats captured the House after the 2006 elections. Harman, the FBI, the Justice Department and Pelosi’s office have all denied knowledge of or involvement with any investigation. AIPAC denied it had engaged in a quid pro quo with Harman. “AIPAC would never engage in a quid pro quo in relation to a federal investigation or any federal matter and the notion that it would do so is preposterous,” a spokesperson said at the time.

In April 2009, CQ Politics, also quoting anonymous sources, said Harman had been captured on a National Security Agency wiretap prior to the 2006 elections, telling an “Israeli agent” that she would “waddle into” lobbying the Department of Justice on the AIPAC case. Harman ended the phone call, according to CQ, by saying, “This conversation doesn’t exist.” Harman denied the allegations, saying:

 “These claims are an outrageous and recycled canard, and have no basis in fact. I never engaged in any such activity. Those who are peddling these false accusations should be ashamed of themselves.” According to CQ, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pressed CIA Director Porter Goss to drop the agency’s investigation of Harman, because he wanted Harman’s support during the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, about to break in The New York Times. Harman called The New York Times and urged them not to publish details on the program. Gonzales and Goss declined to comment.

A strong supporter of the military, she rejects the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, believing “authorities” should read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches without a warrant, backing the Bush regime while lobbying the New York Times not to run the story in 2004.

Armenian Genocide

Harman was a co-sponsor of the Armenian Genocide recognition resolution bill in 2007. However, while still cosponsoring the bill, she wrote a letter to House Foreign Relations Committee Chair Tom Lantos urging him to withdraw the bill. Her argument was that while the genocide deserves recognition, it was not a good time to embarrass Turkey given that country’s role in moderating extremism in the Middle East.


Fein criticizes Harman over husband's rumored purchase of Newsweek

By Art Marroquin Staff Writer
Posted: 07/13/2010 06:52:57 PM PDT

Republican congressional candidate Mattie Fein has jumped on a rumor that the spouse of her Democratic rival, South Bay Rep. Jane Harman, is considering whether to purchase Newsweek magazine.

Stereo industry entrepreneur Sidney Harman is among the many suitors who have shown interest in buying the political weekly magazine since it was put up for sale by The Washington Post Co., according to a blog item posted earlier this month on Politico.

Fein claims the Harmans would try to kill stories that were unflattering to the congresswoman or the Democratic Party. She cited a similar instance in 2004, when Jane Harman urged the New York Times not to publish a story about the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program.

If Harman International acquires Newsweek, Congresswoman Jane Harman would be in the catbird's seat controlling the news magazine's reporting or editorializing because she owns millions of dollars of its stock," Fein wrote in an open letter delivered last week to Newsweek's managing editor, Jon Meacham. "That would bode ill for your reporters and editors," Fein wrote "Harman is an ardent foe of freedom of the press."...

Editor's NOTE:

Since the above piece, the Harman's completed the purchase of Newsweek.

--Dr. J. P. Hubert

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