BREAKING REPORT: Obama Administration Preparing to Release Pollard as a Sweetener for the Pathetic Iran Deal
Obama administration is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard in hops to smooth relations with Israel, reports The Wall Street Journal.
By Ben Ariel, Canada
The Obama administration is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, American officials said Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Some of the officials expressed hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, the newspaper reported.
Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison, began his 30th year in jail this past November. At that time, the Parole Board of the Justice Department rejected Pollard’s parole, with senior U.S. officials involved in the case writing to President Barack Obama to complain that the decision was “deeply flawed”.
According to The Wall Street Journal report, some U.S. officials are pushing for Pollard’s release in a matter of weeks. Others expect it could take months, possibly until his parole consideration date in November, as was reported last week.
Some officials strongly denied Friday there was any link between the Iran deal and Pollard’s prospective release, saying that any release decision would be made by the U.S. Parole Commission.
A White House spokesman referred questions to the Justice Department, where a spokesman declined to comment on a matter which may be before the Parole Commission.
Pollard has been suffering from poor health
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