Exhibit B: Congressman Weiner March 14, 2001 Letter
Annexed to Jonathan Pollard's Motion to Modify the Court's January 12 2001 Order
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Annexed hereto as Exhibit B is a copy of a letter dated March 14, 2001 from Congressman Anthony D. Weiner to United States Attorney Wilma Lewis:
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington DC 20515-3209
Congressman Anthony D. Weiner
March 14, 2001
Hon. Wilma Lewis
United States Attorney
District of Columbia
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Re: United States v. Jonathan Jay Pollard
Crim. No. 86-0207 (NHJ)
Dear Ms. Lewis:
On November 29, 2000, I wrote to you urging that you grant Mr. Pollard's security-cleared defense counsel access to the classified portions of the court docket. I have not received any response to that letter.
Since then, your office has continued to oppose any access to the classified record by Mr. Pollard's counsel. On January 12, 2001, Hon. Norma Holloway Johnson agreed with your office's position and denied defense counsel's motion for access.
As a Member of Congress, I would like to know:
- For each classified portion of the five classified documents, what is the classification (e.g., confidential, secret, top secret)?
- For each classified portion of the five classified documents, what is the declassification schedule?
- How many people have been accorded access to any of these classified documents since March 4, 1987, the day of Mr. Pollard's sentencing?
I look forward to your prompt response.
Very truly yours,
Congressman Anthony Weiner