Israeli official offered Trump campaign ‘critical intell’ to avoid defeat in 2016 — FBI doc

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu meeting in Trump Tower in New York in 2016.
Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanhayu meeting in Trump Tower in New York in 2016.
Recently declassified FBI documents show Israeli interest in the election on behalf of Donald Trump.

By Philip Weiss | Mondoweiss | Apr 30, 2020

The affidavit shows that the FBI regarded these contacts as possibly criminal. The real question here is whether the American media or politicians will pay any attention to the Israeli contacts, even as the Russia hysteria mounts in advance of the general election.

Here’s a delicious story that is not likely to get any pickup from the American mainstream obsessed with Russian interference: evidence that Trump’s friend Roger Stone was in touch with high Israeli officials in the runup to the 2016 election to discuss efforts to help Trump win. One official says “we have critical intell” that can help Trump avoid “defeat.”

The declassified FBI affidavit is a smoking gun insmuch as it reveals an apparent willingness on the part of high Israeli officials, including those close to the “PM” — Benjamin Netanyahu — to interfere in the election on behalf of Donald Trump. At least one of these officials met with Trump in July 2016 at the St. Regis in New York.

The evidence of any actual interference is largely suggestive. It includes such lines as these:

[Trump ally Jerome] CORSI told STONE that they needed to meet with [Redacted] to determine “what if anything Israel plans to do in Oct.”..

[Apparent Israeli official, name redacted] messaged STONE, “Roger-As per PM we have one last shot before moving on. Can you deliver? History will not forgive us. TRUMP IN FREE FALL. OCTOBER SURPRISE COMrNG !..

[Apparent Israeli official, name redacted] messaged STONE, “Roger, hello from Jerusalem. Any progress? He is going to be defoated unless we intervene. We have critical intell. The key is in your hands!

Read the full article here →