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Byline: Leslie Hoffman LHOFFMAN@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3610
Federal prosecutors are increasingly playing the role of defense in the hard-fought, high-stakes game that has become the Wen Ho Lee case.
After telling the government Tuesday morning that Lee could return home Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge James Parker declassified a discovery order Tuesday afternoon, putting prosecutors under the gun.
Parker wants the government to cough up a raft of government reports, memoranda, videotapes and congressional testimony for him to review in chambers to decide whether it could help Lee prove claims of racial discrimination.
Lee's lawyers have argued that Lee, 60 and a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Taiwan, was selected for prosecution in part because of his race. Lee is charged with 59 counts of improperly handling sensitive nuclear …