Rep. Darrell Issa: ‘Of Course’ Pollard Move Tied to Iran Deal


??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Rep. Darrell Issa told Newsmax Tuesday that “of course” the paroling Jonathan Pollard was related to the Obama administration’s efforts to win congressional approval of the Iran nuclear agreement.

“I don’t think that the timing is an accident,” the California Republican said in an interview. “It was an eventuality that two close allies eventually were going to come to a solution on closing this chapter.”

“He’s served a very long time,” Issa told Newsmax. “He deserved to serve a very long time.”

“He is a villain in America. He is a spy. I hope Israel understands that it’s not appropriate to make him a hero in Israel for having spied on the most important, closest and most consistent ally.”

“That’s a little bit of what has to be understood is that he was spying for one of our allies — and I would hope that the best way for Israel to apologize for having engaged a spy is not to treat him as a villain, of course, but not to treat him as some sort of special hero,” Issa said.

“The reality is it’s a sad chapter in American-Israeli relations when we uncovered him delivering to Israel things which we were very generous with, classified information with Israel, but we do have to draw the line — and he broke that.” Read more at NEWSMAX.

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  1. Issa is as wrong on this as he was on Benghazi. He is a Palestinian American who is not our friend.

    The fact is that the law mandates automatic parole after 30 years, which for Pollard is November 21, 2015. Obama could not keep Pollard in prison after then even if he wanted to.


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