Lawyer: Rice Allegedly Leaked Defense Info
By MATTHEW BARAKAT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaked national defense information to a pro-Israel lobbyist in the same manner that landed a lower-level Pentagon official a 12-year prison sentence, the lobbyist's lawyer said Friday.
Prosecutors disputed the claim.
The allegations against Rice came as a federal judge granted a defense request to issue subpoenas sought by the defense for Rice and three other government officials in the trial of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman. The two are former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who are charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information.
Great defense, methinks: "Hey, it's okay if I did it because so did the Secretary of State."
I especially like this because it's a legal matter. The Bushies treat everything like it's a political problem, and are completely unable to adjust to problems that AREN'T political. Legal problems don't go away by spinning the press. This one will last months.