Congressman Henry A. Waxman Supports Justice for Jonathan Pollard

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington DC 20515-0524

Henry A Waxman

24th District California

February 2, 1993

Mr. Martin Bernstein
Martin Bernstein and Associates
Post Office Box 67E91
Los Angeles California 90067

Dear Mr. Bernstein:

Thank you for sending me a copy of your article, "Pollard and Rosenbergs: 'The Shame of America.'" I found your article of interest, and am glad to know your views on this important matter.

In your article, you imply that other Members of Congress and I have taken no interest in the Pollard Case. This is absolutely not true. As you know, Jonathan Pollard was convicted of spying for Israel against the United States.*(see Justice4JP correction below) I in no way condone acts of espionage, nor do I underestimate the gravity of Mr. Pollard's crime. However, I believe that the life sentence imposed on Mr. Pollard is unduly harsh and not commensurate with the nature of the offense for which he was convicted. I have therefore called for a review of the case by the Clinton Administration, arid I hope that it results in justice being done.

Please be assured that as the agenda of the new administration unfolds, I will keep the Pollard case very much in mind. Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. I hope you will continue to contact me on all matters of concern.

With kind regards, I am


Member of Congress

HAW: rhs


Justice4JP Correction:

Jonathan Pollard was not charged with, indicted for, nor convicted of spying against the United States. There was no evidence to support such a charge. He was indicted and convicted only of spying on behalf of Israel.

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