Firm Linked To Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election – Report

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Firm Linked To Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election - Report

Rick Gates. IMAGE: AP Photo / Alex Brandon

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the Trump Campaign was allegedly in contact with an Israeli intelligence firm about a social-media disinformation campaign targeted at Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton and to the benefit of Trump, according to the New York Times.

According to the NYT, Rick Gates contacted a company called Psy-Group which is filled with former Israeli intelligence operatives and offered results using social media tactics, for which traditionally Russia was accused during the 2016 Presidential Election.

A different proposal offered opposition research about Hillary Clinton and people close to her.

A third one described a long-term plan to use social media to expose divides in rival campaigns.

Together, the proposals were labeled “Project Rome,” and referred to Trump, Clinton, and Cruz “Lion,” “Forest,” and “Bear,” respectively. In total, the work would have cost the Trump campaign $3 million. According to NYT, Gates’ lawyer declined to comment.

According to the NYT, Special Counsel Robert Mueller who investigates the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 Elections have obtained the three proposals and have also questioned Psy-Group employees.

There is, however, no evidence that any of the proposals were utilized. However as reported by NYT in May 2018, Donald Trump Jr. did, in fact, meet with Joel Zamel, the head of Psy-Group. In addition, George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and adviser to Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were also in attendance at Trump Tower in August 2016, Vanity Fair reported.

Zamel’s lawyer, Marc Mukasey denied that his client had ever discussed any specific proposals with Trump Jr. “Mr. Zamel never pitched, or otherwise discussed, any of Psy-Group’s proposals relating to the U.S. elections with anyone related to the Trump campaign, including . . . Donald Trump Jr., except for outlining the capabilities of some of his companies in general terms,” he said in a statement.

Sputnik interviewed investigative journalist Max Blumenthal according to whom, Gates was approached by Zamel who is supposedly very well connected to the Israeli lobby in the US.

Psy-Group “focuses on elections around the world and specifically interfering in them,” he added.

“What they pitched to Rick Gates — as a representative of the Trump campaign — at an August 3rd, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., was a $3 million persona management campaign that would have consisted of the creation of sock puppet accounts to influence Republican National Convention delegates against Ted Cruz and to carry out an intelligence operation — an unspecified intelligence operation, presumably including gray propaganda — against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle,” Blumenthal said, cited by Sputnik.

“What we have here is one of a dizzying array of cases of Israeli direct interference in America’s political system and more specifically in the 2016 elections,” Blumenthal said.

The report that Gates attempted to work with an Israeli firm to create a pro-Trump “troll farm,” as reported by Sputnik, is the latest in the “Israelgate” saga. Sputnik also cited journalists who claim that “Israelgate” is much more substantial than “Russiagate.”

Paul Manafort, who was also indicted together with Rick Gates under Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the elections, also colluded with an Israeli government official to spread allegations linking then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s rival Yulia Tymoshenko to antisemitism, prior to the 2016 Elections.

As reported by Sputnik:

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the July 2016 Russia probe with the mandate of investigating “any links and/or coordination” (in a word: collusion) between Trump and Russia as well as any matters that “may arise directly from from the investigation” keeps “coming back to Israeli interference even though his job is supposed to be related to Russian interference, and it’s because of the preponderance of examples of Israeli interference,” Blumenthal said.

Former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn also admitted he lied about a phone call he made to the Russian Ambassador during the “transition period” and that his testimony would prove that Trump was colluding with the Russians, however no such thing happened. According to Blumenthal “Flynn was caught trying to influence Russia, not the other way around.”

It is interesting to note that, according to Sputnik, it had been revealed that Trump’s team hired another Israeli spy firm – Black Cube. It was supposedly hired in May 2017 to spy on former US President Obama’s aides who drafted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or as it is called the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian probe is yet to determine any links whatsoever to Russia, however, there appear to be quite a few links to Israel. In spite of that, any outcome that does not implicate Russia and even, instead, implicates the US itself or Israel is instantly deemed uninteresting and is ignored.

As Blumenthal said in front of Sputnik: “What you have here, is basically a massive plan to influence America’s election through the kind of subterfuge we have heard Russia is planning, but it extends well beyond the kind of hacking that Russia is accused of. It’s just one more example of so many cases of Israeli influence.”

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  • Tudor Miron

    Should US Сongress apply sanctions against Israel now? Nah, not possible. Dual citizens can’t go against their masters.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    We are changing the agenda 10,000 new minds turned against Zionism a day.
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  • Ronnie

    Yeah strangely no hysterics coming out of the US regarding Israel influencing their elections.

    ooh now I wonder.. I wonder if all the commotion re Russia was a cover up for the real culprits..

  • Zaphod Braden

    America, the “MASTERBLASTER” from the movie “Thunderdome” a giant moron ridden on and directed by Twisted Jewish Dwarves ……..
    Where are the sanctions on Israel ???
    In 2012 the Obama administration promulgated a gag order in the form of a secrecy classification guideline – WNP-136 (PDF) – banning all federal agency employees and contractors from discussing, writing about, or releasing government information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. https://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2018/08/09/can-the-us-keep-lying-about-israels-nukes/
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIpAPWEJFI National Press Club 2/27/2017 Senator Chuck Schumer admits to journalist Sam Husseini that Israel has nuclear weapons. Under the Arms Export Control Act, the U.S. may not provide foreign aid to countries outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) absent waivers and sanctions. Despite Israel’s status outside the NPT congress passes multi-billion dollar aid packages every year, which the president signs into law. Transcript follows: CH = Chuck Schumer, SH = Sam Husseini
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    The World should insist Israel live by the standards Israel demands of others. Be judged as Ye judge others. If Israel wants to be recognized, Israel must recognize the EQUALITY and HUMANITY of ALL People. Quit calling NON-Jews SHISKA, GOYIM, GENTILE. If Israel wants Hamas to ‘repudiate’ their charter, Israel must REPUDIATE their manual of hate, the TORAH, which openly proclaims that all ‘gentiles’ should be ‘Hewers of wood, and bearers of water’ …….. for Israel.
    Israel must recognize the Native People’s RIGHT to a Palestinian state.
    Israel REFUSES to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty or open It’s NUKES to inspection, Israel should have the exact same sanctions that were put on Iran
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    “It’s a trick, we always use it. In Europe when someone criticizes Israel we bring up the Holocaust. In America when someone criticizes Israel we call them anti-Semitic.” – Shulamit Aloni – Former Israeli Minister on manipulating critics of Israel

    From the Rosenbergs thru Pollard ….. it is always Jews or people working for Israel who spy on America.
    “The US shouldn’t give high clearances to Jews, because when asked to help, we’re willing to do anything for the love of our country, Israel.” — Spy Jonathan Pollard during interrogation by the FBI. Make note that Pollard was born in the US and his spying put America in serious nuclear risk back in the 1980’s. To recap. Pollard stole (among other things) secrets related to the US Nuclear Deterrent, including where US missiles were targeted inside the USSR, and sold that information to Israel. Israel, our supposed only friend in the Middle East turned around and traded that information to the USSR in exchange for increased emigration quotas for Russian Jews.
    Had a nuclear WW3 started at that moment, the USSR would have won.
    “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”
    -Netanyahu, to Jonathan Pollard upon exiting Pollard’s jail cell in 2002
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    July 16, 2010 posted by Jeff Gates Less than two weeks prior to the mass murder of September 11, 2001, the Israeli government made a $1 million grant to Israeli super-spy Jonathan Pollard…proving the Israelis were 100% behind spying on America. that $1MILLION would be YOUR tax dollars, out of the $4BILLION you give them every year.
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