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Government dismisses cases against AIPAC lobbyists.  Here’s the government’s motion.  Here’s the government’s statement:

        (Alexandria, Va.) – Today, Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, issued the following statement regarding the federal government’s filing of a motion to dismiss the superseding indictment pending against Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman:

        “When this indictment was brought, the government believed it could prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt based on the statute. However, as the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit noted, the District Court potentially imposed an additional burden on the prosecution not mandated by statute. Given the diminished likelihood the government will prevail at trial under the additional intent requirements imposed by the court and the inevitable disclosure of classified information that would occur at any trial in this matter, we have asked the court to dismiss the indictment.”

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