Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the newly declassified GAO report (from 1978) on the diversion of US nuclear material to Israel, marginal investigations and possible coverups by the FBI and CIA, prosecutorial immunity for high-profile Americans who commit crimes for Israel’s benefit, billionaire Haim Saban’s considerable influence on the Democratic Party and why LBJ’s political debt to fundraiser Abraham Feinberg probably explains his disdain for the NUMEC investigation.
MP3 here. (37:24)
Grant F. Smith is the author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano. Smith has also appeared on BBC News, CNN, and C-SPAN. He is currently director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.