Memo Re: Larry Dub Letter of January 21, 1999
January 21, 1999 - Media Release
A New Letter by Larry Dub Esq. to the Attorney General (copy follows).
In a new letter to Janet Reno (January 21, 1999) Pollard's attorney
asks the Attorney General for a "response that is consistent with the
American commitment to both due process and the U.S.- Israel Special
Dub reminds Attorney General Janet Reno that his client was damned to a
life sentence by a last-minute secret submission to the court by then
Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. The Justice Department claims
that Pollard and his attorney were shown the Weinberger Memorandum and
had ample opportunity to rebut it. But, Dub points out, that he truth
is: the only time that Pollard and his attorney were permitted to see
the Weinberger Memorandum was only moments before sentencing, without
adequate time to review or rebut the lies and misstatements it
contains. Ever since then, says Dub, no one has ever been allowed to
see the classified sentencing material to rebut the false charges it
Dub repeats his request to Reno to be permitted access to Jonathan
Pollard's complete file in order to prepare a proper submission on
behalf of his client. He reminds her of the many attempts that have been
made to suggest equitable solutions to this case, including a plan that
was proposed by the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in which the
Prime Minister personally offered to be the guarantor. This and other
equally viable solutions have routinely been rebuffed or ignored by the
US, causing Dub to note:
"When two allies are honestly looking for a solution to a problem that
has become a festering wound between their countries, goodwill and a
sense of fair-play should prevail. I can only hope your response will be
consistent with America's commitment both to due process and to the U.S.
- Israel special relationship."
A copy of Larry Dub's January 21, 1999 letter to Janet Reno (2 pages) follows.