Weiner Says Nothing in Secret Docs Justifies Pollard's Sentence

The Jewish Week (NY) - April 20, 2001

A second New York Member of Congress had access to the secret document files on the Jonathan Pollard case.

Rep. Anthony Weiner (Democrat/Brooklyn/Queens) viewed the files three weeks ago and was given a briefing by a representative of the Central Intelligence Agency, he said at press conference Monday with Alan Hevesi, NY City Comptroller. Both men called on President George W. Bush to commute the sentence of Pollard, who has admitted to spying for Israel.

As was the case with Senator Charles Schumer, Weiner's predecessor in the House, who was also given a CIA briefing, Weiner said the information he was privy to was "not supportive of the life sentence (Pollard) is now serving." He said that Pollard had made a mistake by transferring classified Navy intelligence data to Israel, but now deserved to be freed.

See Also:
  • Hevesi, Weiner, Jewish Leaders Call On Bush To Free Pollard
  • Hevesi/Weiner Letter Urging Bush to Free Pollard