ESPIONAGE

Israel Spying Case Dropped

Another Bush-era case out the window: The administration’s case against two pro-Israel lobbyists accused of espionage has been dropped by Attorney General Eric Holder. The two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee were accused of obtaining classified government information and feeding it to reporters, and the Department of Justice's request will put an end to a five-year legal battle. The ex-Aipac lobbyists may sue the government to recover legal costs, which are around $10 million. They are free to go now, but many law enforcement officials say they are disappointed to see the case dropped. According to one Justice Department official, "The judge had made so many adverse rulings that this was inevitable, but it grates on me.”