An investigation into the State Department’s scandalous activities has revealed that officials at the department deleted emails showing that President Barack Obama either deliberately or unintentionally aided political groups bent on ousting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office during the nation’s last election.
Specifically, the Obama administration provided an anti-Netanyahu organization known as OneVoice with $465,000, and the organization funneled portions of that money to partisan political groups seeking to unseat the prime minister, according to the Washington Free Beacon:
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.
Politico added that the State Department technically engaged in no wrongdoing, since the grant money was “used to further the Middle East process” as per OneVoice’s mission statement, “but shortly after Netanyahu called an election for 2015, the voter databases constructed with the grant money were activated for Victory 15, an unsuccessful effort to defeat Netanyahu.”
— POLITICO (@politico) July 12, 2016
“The State Department ignored warning signs and funded a politically active group in a politically sensitive environment with inadequate safeguards,” Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said about these new revelations.
“It is completely unacceptable that U.S. taxpayer dollars were used to build a political campaign infrastructure that was deployed — immediately after the grant ended — against the leader of our closest ally in the Middle East.”
The general consensus is that the State Department screwed up again — just like it did with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom the department allowed to get away with using a private email on a personal server.
Except that this particular “mistake” seems like much more than an error in judgment. It has the hallmarks of a purposeful campaign to oust a man whom we all know President Obama detests.
According to @benrhodes, Netanyahu was right all along. That’s why Obama hates him: he saw through Obama’s bullshit &tried to protect Israel
— Ethnik Matter (@EthnikMatter) May 9, 2016
This is so typical of our president, a man who hands our enemies $150 billion and then turns around and slaps our greatest allies right across the face.
I swear on the the day that he finally steps out of office, it will be more than just the American people who will rejoice!