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July 12, 2016

State Department Purged Emails About Secret Scheme To US Taxpayer Funds to Oust Israeli PM Netanyahu, Despite Law Requiring Their Retention

That sounds about right.

A State Department official deleted emails that included information about a secret campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the country’s last election, according to a Senate investigatory committee that determined the Obama administration transferred tax funds to anti-Netanyahu groups.

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations disclosed in a massive report on Tuesday that the Obama administration provided U.S. taxpayer dollars to the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that waged a clandestine campaign to smear and oust Netanyahu from office.

OneVoice, which was awarded $465,000 in U.S. grants through 2014, has been under congressional investigation since 2015, when it was first accused of funneling money to partisan political groups looking to unseat Netanyahu. This type of behavior by non-profit groups is prohibited under U.S. tax law.

The investigation determined that OneVoice redirected State Department funds to anti-Netanyahu efforts and that U.S. officials subsequently erased emails containing information about the administration’s relationship with the non-profit group.

If Trump does get elected, he's going to find himself massively empowered by the various precedents this corrupt administration has set -- flout the law, delete any email you like, investigate yourself and do not even consider hiring an outsider to investigate your wrongdoing.

Of course, the media will suddenly call foul on such things.


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