Rumsfeld: Don't release Pollard

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday slammed recent news that convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could soon be released. Pollard, a civilian analyst for the U.S. Navy was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 after pleading guilty to selling classified information to Israel.

“Releasing spy Jonathan Pollard doesn’t make the #IranDeal any less of a disaster for Israel & the free world,” a tweet from Rumsfeld’s Twitter account read on Monday morning. …

In the March 2001 memo, sent to Bush, Cheney, then-Defense Secretary Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Rumsfeld called any measure to free Pollard “enormously damaging to our efforts to keep spies out of our government.”