After a protracted wait, and desperate attempts on the part of the defendants to have their case dismissed, the AIPAC lobbyists’ trial has finally arrived.
The dilemma for the US federal government is that the charges deal with still classified material, meaning that press access needs to be restricted.
News organizations filed documents in federal court Monday opposing a government request to close portions of an upcoming trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.
What remains to be seen is if the lawyers for Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman will make good on their threat to call Condoleezza Rice as a witness. This case promises to crack open the depths to which AIPAC have infiltrated and compromised the US government.
Will this trial provide further confirmation of Mearsheimer and Walt’s thesis?