Now, Republican leaders are pleading to billionaires for help. Trump advisers are pining for new outside groups to form, and the White House is growing anxious to see what Adelson, who has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into Republican super PACs over the past decade, will do.
Republican Party officials had to intervene in order to assess the damage to the key relationship. Sources close to Adelson said it’s not clear whether this will dissuade Adelson from donating more to Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Adelson was the largest single political donor during the 2018 mid-term elections in the U.S. – giving some $113 million dollars to conservative candidates.
In his address, the president surveyed his record of Israel-related policies, including moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, ending U.S. policy labeling settlements as illegal as legal and pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.
His descriptions of his policies were met with enthusiasm from the audience, including loud applause and vigorous chants of “four more years.”
Remarks: US President Donald Trump was the keynote speaker on Saturday night at the 2019 Israeli American Council (IAC) National Summit being held in Miami, Florida. Trump was introduced by Sheldon Adelson and Dr Miriam Adelson who said, “President Trump deserves our gratitude as proud Israelis, as proud Americans and as proud Jews, no matter what our politics are.”
Mandelblit’s indictment listed 333 potential witnesses, including Milchan and Packer, as well as U.S. casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a longtime supporter of Netanyahu, and Oracle Corp. co-founder and chairman Larry Ellison. Cosmetics heir Ron Lauder, another longtime Netanyahu associate, and British-American billionaire Len Blavatnik, also appear on the list.
The full indictment against Netanyahu, which was made public by Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit on Monday, includes the names of every person who was either questioned by the police as part of the criminal investigation or testified about it to investigators, plus others who could be relevant to the court cases. The list of 333 names also includes dozens of police officers who were part of the probe.
“She’s completely crazy,” said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,” said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.
We thought top Netanyahu aide Shlomo Filber was only involved in the Case 4000 Bezeq-Walla! media bribery affair. But Netanyahu is accused of using him as a middleman in more cases.
(12.7.2018) The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican Super PAC aligned with retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $51 million in the second quarter of 2018, and has $71 million cash on hand.
This is more money than the group raised in the entire 2016 election cycle. $30 million of this haul came from mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, as Politico reported in May.
The Israel-lobbyists, Netanyahu cronies, psyops manipulators and well-connected oligarchs — could it all be just one big coincidence?
-Overturn Citizens United
-Move toward public funding of elections
-End voter suppression
(8.5.2018) The premier warmly shares his appreciation for Adelson, the owner of the paper he allegedly tried to use in a quid-pro-quo exchange seeking better media coverage, while investigations continue in Israel
In capitalism, whoever has the gold makes the rules. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.