A New York congressman called for clemency for Jonathan Pollard. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) wrote President Bush last week, on Pollard’s birthday, asking him to grant the convicted spy clemency. “Mr. Pollard did commit a serious crime and he deserved to be punished for his action,” Weiner wrote. “However, after reviewing the facts of the case and receiving multiple classified briefings on this matter, I believe that he has served a sentence that far exceeds the appropriate term for the crime he has committed.”
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