State Department Top Official to Testify As Expert Witness

Steve Rosen, American Israel Public Affairs Committee former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst, face charges that they traded in secrets. Carl Ford, the State Department’s top intelligence official from 2001 to 2003 will serve as a foreign policy expert witness for the defense. also reports:

The heart of the 2005 indictment is a sting operation conducted a year earlier in which a government agent told the defendants that he had information that could prevent the imminent killing of Israelis. Rosen and Weissman relayed the information – which turned out to be a fiction – to journalists and Israeli diplomats…

Ford’s leadership coincides with much of the timeline cited in the indictment against Rosen and Weissman. He would have been privy to much of the specific information they allegedly received.