"Another government practice with the potential for embarrassment,
as the Libby case has shown, is the tendency for administration
officials to selectively leak information to manipulate public
This case is "simmering away" in the court house of the Eastern Federal District of Virginia down the street from my house. Franklin was convicted of espionage in this case on behalf of AIPAC and the Israeli Embassy. Satterfield and Pollack seem to have done the same thing that Franklin was convicted of but appear to have cooperated with the FBI in the matter from the first time that the Bureau approached them about it. Franklin does not seem to have been given that chance, but, perhaps I am missing something… In any event he is of "the torturable class." Look it up. He should have stayed in DIA where he would have been comfortably lodged in obscurity, but the lure of promotion is a strong one, and so he moved to OSD. Ambition is a frightening thing. Franklin is convicted but not sentenced. He will be sentenced in December, I believe. Needless to say, the FBI and prosecutors are having "fun" with him until then, and maybe beyond.
People in the know think that this case or set of cases and the Plame/Cheney matter are related because there are so many "common" players in them both. This is likely.