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Will Aipac Charges Be Dropped?

Big Beltway news: Federal prosecutors are considering dropping espionage charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists. The news comes as Washington is abuzz over reports Rep. Jane Harman was caught on federal wiretaps agreeing to lobby for lenient treatment for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, who are accused of violating the Espionage Act. Sources tell The Washington Post the “prospect of dropping the charges is unrelated to the disclosures about Harman’s alleged role.” Instead, the review was spurred by recent court rulings making it harder for the government to win convictions. Rosen and Weissman are charged with conspiring to obtain classified information and convey it to the media and the Israeli government.