Do you know who Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman are? If you Google their names, chances are the first few pages will be blogs and “news” media posts from every fringe left Jew-hating organization known to man. (Since Al Gore sits on the board of Google, conservative researchers are used to schlogging through left wing propaganda when they Google anything. But that’s a story for another day…).
Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman set a precedent in the annals of the Justice System. They were the first private citizens prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for mishandling classified information obtained through conversation. Their case could have made much of national-security journalism and foreign policy lobbying a federal crime.
In August 2005, the U.S. Dept. of Justice handed down a 5-count indictment against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman.
Yesterday, justice was served in this case when the USDOJ filed a motion to dismiss the charges. On Monday, Steve Rosen is submitting a transcript for a book to be published covering his almost-five-year ordeal. I plan to order an advanced copy.
In the meantime, I’ll continue my daily reading of Obama Mideast Monitor where Steve and others educate the American people by “outing” every anti-American, Jew-hating, Communist-loving, Fringe Left appointee and wannabe appointee by U.S. President Barry Soetoro.