The following is a highly disturbing case of the American government intervening in internal affairs in a foreign government. It also involves the Clintons, Barack Obama and illicit donations to the Hillary Clinton campaign. No one has been properly investigated or held accountable for it.
U.S. Meddling in Israeli Elections
A stunning report by the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Investigations in 2014 concluded that an Obama-tied group One Voice deployed the campaign infrastructure and resources created, in part, using U.S. grant funds to support an Israeli political campaign to defeat the incumbent Israeli government known as V15 [Victory 15]. Furthermore, the State Department was warned and did nothing about it.
This was Obama’s State Department and an Obama-tied organization One Voice.
Jeremy Bird, the architect of the grass-roots and online organizing efforts that powered President Obama’s presidential campaigns from Chicago, was running Victory 15 from Tel Aviv to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
His consulting work for the group V15 campaigned to replace Israel’s current government
Former campaign strategists to Bill Clinton, including his pollster Stanley B. Greenberg and strategist James Carville, went to Israel in 1999 to help Ehud Barak defeat Mr. Netanyahu.
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 the 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 regularly deleted emails without reading them, he said — that’s illegal.
It was deemed LEGAL because the State Department never put conditions on the money.
John McLaughlin, whose polling firm did work for Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said in late March 2015, according to The Hill, “There was money moving that included taxpayer U.S. dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions to fund a campaign called V15 against Prime Minister Netanyahu.”
McLaughlin further claimed there was an effort “to organize the [Israeli] Arabs into one party and teach them about voter turnout.”
“The State Department people in the end of January, early February, expedited visas for [Israeli] Arab leaders to come to the United States to learn how to vote,” McLaughlin said.
“There were people in the United States that were organizing them to vote in one party so they would help the left-of-center candidate, Herzog, that the Obama administration favored,” he said.
The investigation doesn’t end there.
Disobedient Media Finds Possibility of Money Laundering
The grant money might have been intended to go to a Brock-tied Hillary Clinton PAC.
Peter Daou, the CEO of Shareblue is also an advisor to One Voice International. Peter Daou also advised The Clinton Foundation. In addition, he was a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and former Senator Arlen Specter.
According to Disobedient Media, on February 11th, 2015, The Times of Israel reported that Victory 15 retained 270 Strategies [Jeremy Bird’s organization] that also worked with a Hillary Clinton PAC Ready for Hillary, which raised millions in active solicitations as part of 270 Strategies attempt to “tap into the organic grassroots energy around a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.”
To summarize, 270 Strategies worked with the group intended to oust Netanyahu, benefitted from State Department funds and funded a Hillary PAC tied to Brock — Ready for Hillary. They are also closely tied to Barack Obama. It is a conflict of interests and it indicates the possibility that taxpayer money might have found it’s way to the Hillary PAC in a money laundering scheme.
A previous report by Disobedient Media revealed a similar scheme that Peter Daou’s Shareblue engaged in with the Chinese government through a number of shell companies to conceal a multi-million dollar cash transfer disguised as a mining project in return for influence with the propaganda group, Disobedient Media reported.