(National Sentinel) Meddling: In the summer of 2016, as the U.S. presidential election cycle was in full gear, reports surfaced that the Obama administration was attempting to influence the outcome of Israel’s elections.
The Washington Times reported:
The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.
Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.
In one stunning finding, the subcommittee said OneVoice even told the State Department’s top diplomat in Jerusalem of its plans in an email, but the official, Consul General Michael Ratney, claims never to have seen them.
He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.
Netanyahu survived the challenge and is rising in popularity today on a series of political victories. But the fact that Obama’s State Department openly meddled in an ally’s internal democratic processes — while outside meddling in U.S. elections remains highly illegal — is outrageous.
But it also demonstrates a pattern of Obama behavior.
The New York Times reported Thursday in a sob story about how awful it was that the most criminally corrupt presidential nominee ever — Hillary Clinton — lost to POTUS Trump that Obama contacted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and asked him not to cooperate with the incoming administration.
This is more than just being a petulant, childish loser. It’s actively working with a foreign government to undermine the U.S. government.
The Times noted:
Mr. Rhodes describes the reaction of foreign leaders. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan apologized for breaching protocol by meeting with Mr. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan after the election. Mr. Obama urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to take on a more vocal role defending the values they shared.
Behavior like this — actively undermining the legitimate government of the United States in conjunction with a foreign power — used to be a major violation of espionage laws.
Not anymore, apparently — at least not for the ‘well-connected’ Deep State elite.
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