Russiagate Becomes Israelgate


Written by Philip Giraldi; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

Who was corrupting the American political system?

Reading the mainstream media headlines relating to the flipping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to provide evidence relating to the allegations about Russian interference in America’s last presidential election requires the suspension of one’s cognitive processes. Ignoring completely what had actually occurred, the “Russian story” with its subset of “getting Trump” was on display all through the weekend, both in the print and on the live media.

Flynn’s guilty plea is laconic, merely admitting that he had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about what was said during two telephone conversations with then Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, but there is considerable back story that emerged after the plea became public.

Russiagate Becomes Israelgate

The two phone calls in question include absolutely nothing about possible collusion with Russia to change the outcome of the U.S. election, which allegedly was the raison d’etre behind the creation of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel office in the first place. Both took place more than a month after the election and both were initiated by the Americans involved. I am increasingly convinced that Mueller ain’t got nuthin’ but this process will grind out interminably and the press will be hot on the trail until there is nowhere else to go.

Based on the information revealed regarding the two conversations, and, unlike the highly nuance-sensitive editors working for the mainstream media, this is the headline that I would have written for a featured article based on what I consider to be important: “Israel Colluded with Incoming Trump Team to Subvert U.S. Foreign Policy,” with a possible subheading “FBI Entraps National Security Adviser.”

The first phone call to Kislyak, on December 22nd, was made by Flynn at the direction of Jared Kushner, who in turn had been approached by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu had learned that the Obama Administrating was going to abstain on a United Nations vote condemning the Israeli settlements policy, meaning that for the first time in years a U.N. resolution critical of Israel would pass without drawing a U.S. veto. Kushner, acting for Netanyahu, asked Flynn to contact each delegate from the various countries on the Security Council to delay or kill the resolution. Flynn agreed to do so, which included a call to the Russians. Kislyak took the call but did not agree to veto Security Council Resolution 2334, which passed unanimously on December 23rd.

The second phone call, made by Flynn on December 29th from a beach in the Dominican Republic, where he was on vacation, may have been ordered by Trump himself. It was a response to an Obama move to expel Russian diplomats and close two Embassy buildings over allegations of Moscow’s interfering in the 2016 election. Flynn asked the Russians not to reciprocate, making the point that there would be a new administration in place in three weeks and the relationship between the two countries might change for the better. Kislyak apparently convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin not to go tit-for-tat.

In taking the phone calls from a soon-to-be senior American official who would within weeks be part of a new administration in Washington, the Russians did nothing wrong. It would not be inappropriate to have some conversations with an incoming government team. Apart from holding off on retaliatory sanctions, Kislyak also did nothing that might be regarded as particularly responsive to Team Trump overtures. If it was an attempt to interfere in American politics, it certainly was low-keyed, and one might well describe it positively as a willingness to give the new Trump Administration a chance to improve relations.

The first phone call about Israel was not as benign as the second one about sanctions. Son-in-law Jared Kushner is Trump’s point man on the Middle East. He and his family have extensive ties both to Israel and to Netanyahu personally, to include Netanyahu’s staying at the Kushner family home in New York. The Kushner Family Foundation has funded some of Israel’s illegal settlements and also a number of conservative political groups in that country. Jared has served as a director of that foundation and it is reported that he failed to disclose the relationship when he filled out his background investigation sheet for a security clearance. All of which suggests that if you are looking for possible foreign government collusion with the incoming Trumpsters, look no further.

And it should be observed that the Israelis were not exactly shy about their disapproval of Obama and their willingness to express their views to the incoming Trump. Netanyahu said that he would do so and Trump even responded with a tweet of his own expressing disagreement with the Obama decision to abstain on the vote, but the White House knew that the comment would be coming and there was no indication from the president-elect that he was actively trying to derail or undo it.

Kushner, however, goes far beyond merely disagreeing over an aspect of foreign policy as he was trying to clandestinely reverse a decision made by his own legally constituted government. His closeness to Netanyahu makes him, in intelligence terms, a quite likely Israeli government agent of influence, even if he doesn’t quite see himself that way. He is currently working on a new peace plan for the Middle East which starts out with permanently demilitarizing the Palestinians. It will no doubt continue in the tradition of former plans which aggrandized Jewish power while stiffing the Arabs. And not to worry about the team that will be allegedly representing American interests. It is already being reported that they consist of “good, observant Jews” and will not be a problem, even though Israeli-American mega-fundraiser Haim Saban apparently described them on Sunday as “With all due respect, it’s a bunch of Orthodox Jews who have no idea about anything.”

What exactly did Kushner seek from Flynn? He asked the soon-to-be National Security Adviser to get the Russians to undermine and subvert what was being done by the still-in-power American government in Washington headed by President Barack Obama. In legal terms this does not quite equate to the Constitution’s definition of treason since Israel is not technically an enemy, but it most certainly would be covered by the Logan Act of 1799, which bars private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments on behalf of the United States and also could be construed as a “conspiracy against the United States” that the Mueller investigation has exploited against former Trump associate Paul Manafort. As Kushner is Jewish and certainly could be accused of dual loyalty in extremis, this part of the story obviously makes many in the U.S. Establishment and media uncomfortable, so it is being ignored and expunged from the record as quickly as possible. And don’t expect Special Counsel Mueller to do anything about the Israel connection. As an experienced operator in the Washington swamp he knows full well that the Congressmen currently calling for blood in an investigation involving Russia will turn 180 degrees against him if he tries to go after Netanyahu.

And just to demonstrate exactly how the story is shaped to protect Israel, here is a piece from the generally reliable The Hill written by Morgan Chalfant on 5 take-aways from Flynn’s guilty plea. Israel is not even mentioned and, if one reads the two mentions of the U.N. vote connected to the first call, it appears to be deliberately omitted. The first citation reads “He also lied when he said he did not ask Kislyak to delay or defeat a vote on a pending U.N. Security Council resolution…” and the second is “Prosecutors also say that a senior member of the transition team on Dec. 22 directed Flynn to contact officials from Russia and other governments about their stance on the U.N. resolution ‘and to influence those governments to delay the vote or defeat the resolution.’” Does omitting Israel and emphasizing the Russian aspect of the story throughout the rest of the piece change what it says and how it is perceived? You betcha.

For me, there was also a second take-away from the Flynn story apart from the collusion with Israel. It involves the use of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to set-up Flynn shortly after he had been installed as National Security Adviser. Insofar as I can determine, the FBI entrapment of Flynn has only been examined in a serious way in the media by Robert Parry at Consortium News.

Michael Flynn was actually interviewed by the FBI regarding his two phone conversations on January 24th shortly after assumed office as National Security Adviser. During his interview, he was not made aware that the Bureau already had recordings and transcripts of his phone conversations, so, in a manner of speaking, he was being set-up to fail. Mis-remembering, forgetting or attempting to avoid implication of others in the administration would inevitably all be plausibly construed as lying since the FBI knew exactly what was said.

To be sure, many would agree that the sleazy Flynn deserves everything he gets, but the logic used to set-up the possible Flynn entrapment by the FBI, i.e. that there was unauthorized contact with a foreign official, is in itself curious as Flynn was a private citizen at the time and such contact is not in itself illegal. And it also opens the door to the Bureau’s investigating other individuals who have committed no crime but who find that they cannot recall details of phone calls they were parties to that were being recorded by the government six months or a year before. That can easily be construed as “lying” or “perjury” with consequences that include possible prison time.

So there are two observations one might make about the Flynn saga as it currently stands. First, Israel, not Russia, was colluding with the Trump Administration prior to inauguration day to do something highly unethical and quite probably illegal, which should surprise no one. And second, record all your phone conversations with foreign government officials. The NSA and FBI will have a copy in any event, but you might want to retain your own records to make sure their transcript is accurate.

Philip M. Giraldi, is a former CIA Operations officer who is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax exempt educational foundation that seeks a more interests based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is, address us P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville, VA 20132, and email address is



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  • Hrky75

    So the fact that Israel corrupts and controls US government – and this administration more than any other – is also Putins fault. Gee, you must love the way the establishment’s brain (or whatever they use instead) works…

  • Matt Lazarus

    Yes, it’s highly likely that Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a Mossad agent, or a willing collaborator working to assist Mossad in its shaping of US foreign policy and strategic military planning.

    • RichardD

      “A sayanim (sing. Sayan; Hebrew: helpers, assistants) is a Jew living outside Israel who volunteers to provide assistance to Israel and/or the Israeli Mossad utilising the capacity of their own nationality to procure assistance.”

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Why was Flynn only charged with lying to the FBI? To protect collusion between Israel and the Trump administration. Too many Israeli citizens sitting in Congress promoting Israel’s interests over those of the American people. Too many unregistered Foreign Agents’s lobby groups such as AIPAC operating freely on behalf of Israel and against the interests of the American people. Just plain too many ZIONISTS controlling the foreign policy of the US. For any doubters out there, just look at what Israel, in collusion with LBJ, was able to get away with on the USS Liberty. How many governments collude with another to kill their own citizens and military personnel?

    • RichardD
      • TiredOfBsToo

        I say America’s Zionists not Jews. I believe Judaism is a religion just like any other and can be used as an excuse for extremism. Wars have been waged in the name of the 3 major religions; Christianity, Islam and Judaism. I’m sure that not every member of a religion was guilty of extremism. What I can say accurately is that definitely all Zionists are driving America’s wars in the Middle East.

        • RichardD

          Why do you say that “America’s Zionists not Jews”?

          Christians and Muslims don’t pedophile rape their children at birth like the evil Jew pedophile rape cultists do. Judaism should be outlawed, this is what the law says:

          “Oral copulation is defined as any contact—no matter how slight—between the mouth of one person, and the sexual organ or anus of another. Neither penetration nor ejaculation/orgasm is required. …

          Oral copulation with a minor is necessarily a felony if both of the following are true:

          The “victim” was younger than sixteen (16) at the time of the alleged sex act; AND
          The defendant was older than twenty-one (21) at the time of the alleged sex act.”

          Any exemptions that the Jew baby rapers have in some jurisdictions need to be revoked. And the depraved Jew perverts need to be sent to jail and registered as sex offenders like everybody else, as part of outlawing this evil pedophile rape cult:

          “as with any right, the freedom of religion can be abridged if its exercise would infringe on the rights of others.

          As a result, several groups have been made into recognized criminal organizations. … These cults have generally been involved with activities like murder, abduction, statutory rape, or other serious crimes. Often, they hold an illegal activity to be a primary focus of their religious teachings, making adherence to the group’s beliefs a virtual guarantee of grossly illegal activity directly harming others.”

          • TiredOfBsToo

            I can find fault with any of the 3 major religions, it doesn’t mean that everyone who claims to be a follower of such believes everything in the texts. I can however believe that any supporter of Zionist Israel is a Zionist (guilty of war crimes of the state of Israel) whether or not they profess to believe in Judaism or not.

          • RichardD

            What does that have to do with:

            “America’s Zionists not Jews”

          • TiredOfBsToo

            Zionists support Israel, the state of Israel is criminal. Zionists can profess to be Jewish, Christian, non-religious as in opportunists, seek a geopolitical advantage in a greater Israel etc. That’s what I mean.

          • RichardD

            Yes, there are American non Jewish Zionists. And they would be a non issue without Jewish American Zionists. The Jew’s collaborators are a problem that wouldn’t exist if there weren’t Jews driving the problems in the first place.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            We’ll have to agree to disagree. I see the use of a religion for criminal activity as not reflecting the intent of all professed adherents to said religion.

          • RichardD

            Whether all adherents of Judaism support Jew crime and evil, like raping 1,000 cult babies a week, wmd false flag attacks, (directed energy as used on 911 is a form of wmd), and endless fabricated wars for profit and Jew world order hegemony, isn’t the issue. Some do, some don’t. The issue is that the Talmud rabbinical Judaism that 99.5% of Jews constitute, whether they’re Zionists or not, (approximately 95% of them are) supports what the Jews who are engaged in crime and evil are doing. That’s why it’s an evil cult that needs to be outlawed to create a Jew free world.

        • Starlight

          Judaism hasn’t been a religion for the longest time. Today ‘jews’ don’t believe in an ‘afterlife’- bit of a CLUE there don’t you think. Most powerful jews are proud atheists. Bit of a CLUE there don’t you think.

          Judaism is a cult, like the mafia, nazis, masons etc. A power cult brotherhood. You are ‘jewish’ for the benefit of the jewish network- and when one looks at Polanski and Weinstein, two very public jews with a long history of sickening rape- we see the game- for the entire jewish controlled showbiz brotherhood protected and rewarded Polanski and Weinstein long after the nature of these two monsters was well known.

          Jews invented the obscene FAKE NEWS of ‘race’ back at the beginning of the 19th century in the USA to justify african slavery when the racist teavhings of the torah (old testament) were no longer cutting it in an increasingly modern nation. All Humans are of a SINGLE ‘race’ – british scientists proved this decisively well over one hundred years ago. But jews within the American Eugenic movement kept the FAKE NEWS of ‘race’ going in the USA to ensure the ‘blacks’ never became the dominant minority in the USA.

          100% of the major jewish organisations on the planet give 100% support to Israel.While not every ordinary jew is a zionist, every significant jewish leader is a zionist. Plenty of ‘ordinary’ nazis would never have harmed a slav or jew, but they gave support to leadership that most certainly did- and that’s the point.

          Today a ‘jew’ is an adult that chooses to call themselves a ‘jew’ and nothing else. No-one is born a ‘jew’ (or christian or muslim). Learn a little about FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE.

          How do we judge a man? By what a man does, or by what those he willing empowers do. The vast majority of jews willingly empower Israel- and Israeli is a demonic evil.

          I can PROVE that “demonic evil” remark. Israel gave nuclear warheads (and primitive biological weapons) to the apartheid regime of South Africa, for use against neighbouring ‘black’ nations. This is a fact of history- google it.

          But there is a better argument still. Israel has nukes, and loads of them. But Israel uses jews across the planet to ensure Iran is PUNISHED for its supposed nuclear weapons program, while Israel is praised and protected over its nukes. Germany has even GIFTED three submarines designed to carry Israel’s nukes to Israel.

          What do you call a nation and people that fundamentally subverts and corrupts the laws of Man- a people that work tirelessly to ensure demonic hypocrisy, not JUSTICE rules the planet. Every major leader on the planet- including those of China and Russia- has been so corrupted by the jews that they too agree the UN must punish Iran, but never punish Israel, for the exact same thing.

          Corruption is the death of everything. Corruption is the cancer of Humanity’s soul. Corruption is provably the ONLY jewish way of doing anything of significance for the jews. From Weinstein the mass rapist to the nukes of Israel. From top to bottom.

          Of course without nukes and without the West’s direct military support, the jewish state of Israel would not exist- which would be wonderful. Jews would continue to be safe and relatively weathy dispersed across other nations – the the loss of Israel would be nothing but a positive for Humanity.

          Israel is like Human slavery- an existential evil with no possible justification.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            I, like many people, despise Israel for it’s actions against Palestinians and it’s push for wars in the Middle East. I will not blame adherents of any religion for the psychopaths who use that religion as an excuse to commit the barbarous crimes that they do.

          • RichardD

            And this is supportable with Talmud quotes, and not ones taken out of context and misconstrued, ones used in context as they’re were intended. The Talmud is a sick twisted “oral version” of the old testament that contradicts and undermines what it tries to teach. And openly attacks Christ’s teachings in the new testament.

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    • Rob

      Israel not only control internal and foreign policies of America but also the internal and foreign policies of Donald Trump house. LOL.

      • TiredOfBsToo

        “Israel not only control internal and foreign policies of America but also the internal and foreign policies of Donald Trump house.”

        In agreement there.

        “..what Israel want from Middle East..”

        Land and power… satisfy it’s greed using religion as the excuse.

    • Rob

      The Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a Mossad agent. He is not only danger for Donald Trump’s own sons but also for the whole America and the Middle East.
      Mossad will make an effort that Jared Kushner become next president of America. This will destabilize whole world by bringing chaos to the world.

  • RichardD


    Jared Kushner is a security risk embedded in the West Wing since he still hasn’t passed a comprehensive background investigation required of anyone seeking a permanent security clearance”

  • RichardD

    “How Israel Stole the Bomb

    When Israel launched a covert scheme to steal material and secrets to build a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials looked the other way and obstructed investigations …

    The man who had prepared the NIE and gave it to Helms was the CIA’s chief science and technology officer, Carl Duckett. After Helms met with Johnson, the CIA Director told Duckett about the President’s rather odd reaction. LBJ did not get upset, and he did not order an investigation into how it happened. Further, he did not tell Helms to let both the Defense Department and State Department know about it so they could establish intelligence inquiries or consider sanctions.

    Instead, Johnson did the opposite. He told Helms to keep the news secret and specifically told the Director not to let the secretaries of State or Defense know about it. …

    the cover-ups and duplicity did not just come from Israel and its agents in America. The deceit also came from men inside the American government who, for whatever reasons, decided to cast a blind eye on what was really happening under their jurisdiction, even after they had been alerted to it.”

    • RichardD
      • RichardD

        “The Apollo Affair was a 1965 incident in which a US company, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania was investigated for losing 200–600 pounds (91–272 kg) of highly enriched uranium, with suspicions that it had gone to Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

        From 1965 to 1980, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated Zalman Shapiro, the company’s president, over the loss of 206 pounds (93 kg) of highly enriched uranium. The Atomic Energy Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, other government agencies, and inquiring reporters conducted similar investigations, and no charges were ever filed. A General Accounting Office study of the investigations declassified in May 2010 stated “We believe a timely, concerted effort on the part of these three agencies would have greatly aided and possibly solved the NUMEC diversion questions, if they desired to do so.”

    • Starlight

      Tony Benn- the british establishment agent who masqueraded as a ‘socialist’, gave Israel its first parcel of Plutonium in the early 1960s. Funny thing about history is that after 3-6 decades even the most difficult truthes are eventually revealed- it’s just that most people never bother to notice. “tin foil hat wearing conspiracy nonsense” suddenly becomes a true fact of history- but most ordianry sheeple think anything more than 20 years old is “boring”.

      50 years after 9/11 it will be safe for the Deep State to reveal that it really was a false-flag- but of course “people did such things in the bad old days- but not now- oh no!”

      • RichardD

        The “sneak” attack on Pearl Harbor is still the official line. We don’t need to wait 50 years to see that the official version of 911 is a scam.

        “Tony Benn who was Minister of Technology, and in charge of exporting nuclear material, has told Newsnight that government officials and civil servants in his own department kept all these deals totally secret from him, and from his predecessor Frank Cousins. Benn says he always suspected civil servants were doing deals behind his back but he never thought they would sell plutonium to Israel. He tells Newsnight: “I’m not only surprised I’m shocked.” He later adds: “It never occurred to me they would authorise something so totally against the policy of the Government.”

        Benn thinks the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, may not even have known that the UK was helping Israel get the Bomb.”

  • RichardD
  • RichardD

    “Since his appointment as senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, appears to have severed his ties with an organization that raises money for the Israeli army.

    Kushner, who is expected to play a major role in drafting Middle East policy in the new administration, no longer has his name listed as a member of the national board of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, presumably because of potential conflicts of interest. …

    Kushner’s name appeared on the FIDF website as a member of the national board until just two days ago.”

    • Gary Sellars

      ..a weak attempt at trying to disguise his Zionist warmonger land-thief proclivities.

  • BL


  • hvaiallverden

    Wounder why You show us this ISISrael whore Kushner, when the to big mamas witch decides everything, the tow NothingButYahohos cheep butt buddy’s Putin and Trump, two equally hideously rotten souls, and by whatever insane reason is you not able to see the glaringly obvious situation in Syria, after all this time you are blinded by distractions and total irrelevancy’s, Kushner is an Piss bucket boy, nothing else, its the forces behind this creeps that matters.
    This Trump gate was to hide the Tax plans, the Grand Theft Wankeestan 2.0 on steroids, and the fact that Trump have lied about everything, nothing of what He said have come true, but hey, you morons got your wall and somehow this ISISraeli bitch is innocent, yeah, poor man, right.

    Russia back stabbed everybody, I just keep t my gloves on for Syria, I personally will not trust Russians further than what I can throw one, Russians arent your friend, they are ISISraeli whores, only beaten by an worse rotten serial liar, the Trumpstein thing.
    ISISrael won the war, the primary target for the Russian scums where to consolidate an airfield, thats it, and keep some part of the Syrian Gov. alive, and now, Golan and further inland will be ISISraels soon, I guess Russians are rushing this to get the f…. out and over the hills before ISISrael starts their war, and when that happens, Russia is home, counting shekels, sold out an entire future for the Russians and whomever they claim is their partners, by this corrupt creep Putin, witch is like the staggering insane Trump an Judeo-christian, the most brainwashed idiots that walk on this planet, they are the reason for everything, incl their created scam the Jooos, witch is for-filling their part this days, by expanding, just ask Gazprom, huh, Gaza cost line, huh, I bet they are in it.
    Etc. etc.
    Yeah I wounder what kind of verbal parralel bar excersice will Lavorv come with this time, but I know the Russian entire Gov. is bowing for the Tribe, when half of them are Russians, yeah, shoot you own, huh, not even rats do that.

    Syria, yeah, may be something left, but the second fact is Kurds, witch is ISISrael/UssA and Golan.

    I wounder why you think Russia won this, they didnt, and that was never the intention either, that was to make sure ISISrael got what they wanted, why do you think Putin and Co is having their instructions from the tribe, going there for years, to bow for their masters, the Tribe.
    I hope the rest of you learn, never ever trust Russians, and they, are as much credible as the rats them self UssA.
    ISISrael can do whatever they want because of this two, butt cheek spreaders, Putin and Trump.

    We lost, the wars will continue,to even think this is the end is utter stupidity.
    Its an sad day for humanity.
    As far I see, I only see darkness, now its been confirmed.
    Yeah, why bother anymore, they lie all the time all of them.


  • Lazy Gamer

    Flynn’s admission was premature. If only we could have followed the trail of wiretaps, the decision behind it, the agencies covered, how a newspaper got wind of it, maybe other states wanted kompromat, etc. But maybe he could have been saving these people from embarrassment and an investigation. .