From the NY Times:
"The Pentagon official under suspicion of turning over classified information to Israel began cooperating with federal agents several weeks ago and was preparing to lead the authorities to contacts inside the Israeli government when the case became publicly known last week, according to government officials."
[Isn't that convenient.]
Look at some of the people defending this guy...
"Friends of Franklin's, like Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute, said the accusations against him were baseless."
Of course. Wasn't Mr. Ledeen an Iran/Contra conspirator, by the way?
This is the most amazing part of this whole thing. Are they a lobby group or a conduit for Israeli spying?
But the officials said there was evidence that he had turned the classified material over to officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group. Officials of the group are suspected of then passing the information to Israeli intelligence.
The lobbying group and Israel have denied that they engaged in any wrongdoing."