First, we had one of the alleged Russian spy couples cultivating Alan Patricof, a financier, a friend of the Clintons, and a board member of the all-but-defunct Israel Policy Forum:.
Now, the New York Daily News is hooking up Anna Chapman, perhaps the least important but most, uh, visible of the alleged spies with Michel Bittan, a Moroccan born Israeli-American businessman who lives in New Jersey:
"He was older, but he clearly loves surrounding himself with beautiful women, mostly Russian, and since the spring Anna was in his inner circle," said a fellow Russian party girl.
I’m not sure the story makes the case for more than an acquaintance — as in, they hung out in the same circles. Precious little suggests a relationship.
Still, considering the alleged mission — cultivating the powerful and influential — the Chapman-Bittan connection is interesting.