Beyond Mueller: Trump, the Arabs and shady Israeli Intelligence Firms

On 19 May 2018, the New York Times first reported on an 3 August 2016 meeting arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince; it was attended by Donald Trump Jr., George Nader (who represented himself as an emissary of two wealthy princes, one from Saudi Arabia and one from the United Arab Emirates), and  Joel Zamel representing an Israeli private intelligence firm , Psy Group. .  George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president.  Psy Group offered a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump.  from SNOPES

The picture of the Trump White House in Mueller’s report is, as Mitt Romney says, disgusting. But the report is focused only on Russia. There is more.

Trump’s shady interactions were not just with Russia.  The campaign also reached discussed interactions with the Saudis and with an offshoot of the Israeli Mossad … Psy Group .. an Israeli psych ops team with the motto “SHAPe REALITY.”

The  Mueller report reveals that Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates consulted with Israeli intelligence firm Psy-Group in 2016. 

Gates initially heard about Psy-Group in 2016. during a March 2016 meeting with Republican consultant George Birnbaum, who has close ties to Israeli intelligence officials. The goal was to create fake online identities to manipulate voters and defeat Hillary Clinton.  The Trump campaign  “sought one proposal to use bogus personas to target and sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention by attacking Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mr. Trump’s main opponent at the time.” according to The New York Times.

Mueller did not go further because his charge was Russia.  Moreover, the Mueller report offers no evidence Gates implemented any of the Psy-Group ideas.


The most worrisome part of this picture is not of the Trump campaign working for Russia but of an incompetent caste of characters willing to work with anyone form Molhed ben Salman, the murderer prince of the Saudis, to less than legit lawyers from Roy Cohn to Michael Cohen.   The picture is worse when one imagines this same caste playing diplomates in North Korea, the Ukraine or Israel.


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