Larry Franklin, of Kearneysville, W.Va., left, leaves the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. after a hearing on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. The FBI arrested Franklin, a Pentagon analyst on a charge alleging he passed classified information about potential attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq to employees of a pro-Israel group. (AP/Kevin Wolf)
Espionage

Congressmen Pressed Obama to Pardon Lawrence Franklin for Spying on Behalf of Israel

Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Juan Vargas, secretly pressed President Obama to pardon convicted spy Lawrence Franklin, claiming pardoning Franklin for spying on behalf of Israel was in the “best interest of U.S.”