Esther Pollard's Letter to Hillary Clinton
To: Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton
From: Mrs. Jonathan Pollard
Date: Friday, September 1, 2000
Pages: 1, including this
Dear Mrs. Clinton,
I wish to thank you for expressing a humanitarian interest in my
husband, Jonathan Pollard.
I am aware that a number of legislators, public officials and prominent
persons, yourself included, recently contacted the Bureau of Prisons to
express their concern about a possible transfer for Jonathan to another
While I am grateful to all the people who contacted the Bureau of
Prisons, I am also deeply dismayed by the publicity that has ensued. It
was my expressed request that there be no publicity surrounding this
issue at all and I regret that you have been placed in an awkward
position by it.
However, if a silver lining is to be found, perhaps it is that I am
aware for the first time of your humanitarian interest in my husband's
welfare. I am hoping that now that that is a matter of public record,
you will agree to meet with me as soon as possible to discuss my
From your recent statements to the media, it is clear that you are
well-acquainted with the numerous legal injustices that have been
perpetrated in my husband's case. It is my hope that upon further
discussion, wife to wife, your humanitarian concern for the fate of my
husband may be publicly expressed in more specific terms as a concern
for judicial equity, due process, and the rule of law.
I look forward to your response and hopefully to a meeting with you in
the very near future.
(Mrs. Jonathan Pollard)
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