Dec 10, 2007

Is Jane Harman leaking?

Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, gets hammered for a second time for failing to figure out how to leak important information to the press. This time, it's about the terrorist interrogation tapes the CIA destroyed. Last time, it was about the existence of an NSA wiretapping program.

Perhaps Harman knows how to play the inside game and is bringing this criticism onto herself, using it like camouflage paint to hide all the tattling she's done to the New York Times. Your guess is as good as mine.

In the Daily Breeze story, she claims to have warned the CIA against destroying the tapes, but her reasons (and the letter) remain classified: “Too much is classified. But I signed an oath as a member of Congress, and an additional oath as a member of the Intelligence Committee, to abide by the law and I do,” Harman said. “This was a highly classified intelligence briefing. That was the deal. I could not talk to anyone and I didn’t.”

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