Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard departs U.S. District court after a hearing with his wife Elaine …
By Nate Raymond
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a federal commission to provide further justification for subjecting former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to restrictive probation conditions following his release last month from prison after 30 years.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the U.S. Parole Commission had provided little basis to justify why Pollard must wear an electronic bracelet and submit to monitoring of his work computer.
She ordered the Parole Commission to in particular assess whether it believed that Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy convicted of passing classified information to Israel, still possessed confidential information.
There’s the key: “whether it’s believed” not if it can be shown to be factually true, which should not be all that hard.
Pollard was granted Israeli citizenship in prison, an act of an ally….
His lawyers have asked President Barack Obama to commute his sentence, allowing him to go to Israel immediately.
U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes at the time of Pollard’s release said Obama had no plans to alter his parole to allow him to leave the United States.
Hey, “plans” change, especially of they are just sound bites for the media. The traitorous rat is expected in Israel for a hero’s welcome. Obama will not try their patience much longer