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Justice: Harman Not Under Investigation

The U.S. Justice Department says Congresswoman Jane Harman is not the subject or target of an ongoing criminal investigation.

The question of whether Harman was under investigation arose last April after reports emerged that the U.S. had eavesdropped on the Democrat's phone conversation with a supporter.

The leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confirmed that Harman's conversations had been under surveillance, but it is still unclear why she was taped and exactly what was said.

According to Congressional Quarterly, the supporter wanted Harman to intervene to get lenient treatment for two former pro-Israel activists who were indicted in 2005 for unlawfully possessing and disclosing classified information. All charges were dropped against the men earlier this year.

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