Netanyahu: I will continue to lead the country in face of an attempted coup by the law enforcement arm

PM Binyamin Netanyahu sharply rebutted the Attorney General Amihai Mandlblit’s decision to indict him on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of faith. He accused  law enforcement authorities of conducting “a polluted, tendentious inquiry” designed to set him up personally “or removal as prime minister.” Netanyahu vowed he would continue to lead the country unless forced out by a High Court petition. He accused the police and prosecution systems of years of legal abuse, citing examples. The people have lost faith in the law enforcement authorities, he said. They deserve a decent, law-abiding system, and demanded that an external, nonpartisan commission of inquiry investigate the investigators and clean up the system.

Mandelblit earlier laid out in a public press conference his reasoning for deciding to indict the prime minister, saying he did so with a heavy heart but in full conviction that he was performing his duty.

Netanyahu fired back by charging police investigators backed by chief prosecutor Shay Nitzan of building their case against him by extorting lying admissions from witnesses by threats against their families. They should be brought to trial.

In a powerful fighting speech, Netanyahu said he was proud of what he had achieved for the country as its prime minister and vowed to continue. He promised to roll up his sleeves to persuade the voter in the coming election to make an honest decision to stand by him instead of those sworn to bring him down.

DEBKAfile reported earlier:

Attorney General Amihai Mendelblit came to an earth-shattering decision on Thursday, Nov. 21 to prosecute Binyamin Netanyahu for bribery – the first such indictment ever brought against a sitting Israeli prime minister. The case against Netanyahu consists of three indictments:  bribery, fraud and breach of faith under File No. 4,000, fraud and breach of faith under Files 1000 and 2000.
The AG has passed copies of the files to the Knesset Speaker in the event of the prime minister seeking to invoke the law permitting him to apply for immunity while in office against trial for a criminal offense.

File 4000 Bezeg-Walla charges Mr and Mrs. Shaul Elovich with bribing the prime minister, and obstruction of justice. Elovich is accused of ordering the Walla news site to offer Netanyahu favorable coverage in return for alleged concessions to the Bezeq corporation, which he owned. In File 2000, Arnon Mozes, proprietor and editor of the large-circulation Yediot Aharonot, is accused of offering to bribe the prime minister, which he did not accept although negotiations continued. File 1000 alleges that the prime minster inappropriately received a steady flow of cigars and champagne worth thousands of shekels from a rich friend.

The Justice Ministry announced that the AG’s decision followed an exhaustive hearing of the prime minister’s attorneys in October and a thorough investigation of all their claims in his defense. The prosecution’s conclusions, covering hundreds of pages, were that none of the facts and arguments presented in that hearing were relevant for altering its decisions regarding the allegations against the prime minister. The AG insisted that there were no grounds to claim that because no money changed hands, bribery had not occurred.

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72 thoughts on “Netanyahu: I will continue to lead the country in face of an attempted coup by the law enforcement arm

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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    I TOLD YOU ALL DIRTY AND HAIRY SHARMOUTAS THAT BIBI WILL BE HUMPEDBACKED OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN PRISON. THAT DIRTY HAIRY SHARMOUTA WILL BE USED LIKE A DIRTY DOG!!

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:32 at 19:32
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      calm down you clown. I heard Bibi had been extended a political asylum by Trump and will rule from Washington. Israel is safe!!

    • Nov 25, 2019 @ 7:47 at 7:47
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      Shame on you! You curse like an insane enemy of Israel, disrespecting the office of the PM, which must be respected regardless of whether or not you agree with all Bibi has done. He’s the most effective leader. What good in the world have you ever done?!

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:38 at 19:38
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    I hope President Trump steps up and extends a helping hand to Benjamin in the time of need. IDF stands with Bibi and that is number one here. All opposition can be dealt with by force since it is now obvious that this is necessary and only available course of action. Brace for serious action fellow Israelis.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:42 at 19:42
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    Even worldwide persecution cannot bring them together. What a tragedy, to prosecute your own, and right when stability is needed most. All because of pride and jealousy. There is no crime here.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 18:33 at 18:33
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      Yes, good patriots cheat their countries and steal from their people. There is no crime here.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:44 at 19:44
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    Whatever, but the Israeli settlements were never illegal.
    Kiss Netanyahu as!

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:46 at 19:46
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    THE SHARMOUTA WILL BE KISSED MANY MANY TIMES LIKE A DIRTY HAIRY DOG AS SOON AS HE IS IN JAIL !!!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:29 at 14:29
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      You do realize Bibi will be living in a jail cell that’s better than anywhere you can ever afford. Why the caps? emotional?

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:51 at 19:51
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    Bibi is a corrupt putze and a traitor to Israel. I only wish that the crimes carried the penalty of death so that we can send a strong message that Israel will not accept corrupt shmucks who work against Israel. We are meant to be a light to the world not a poster child for corruption and incompetence!

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:31 at 21:31
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      Hmmm, innocent unless proven guilty.
      Peace.

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:41 at 21:41
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      Brava- The EXACT right response!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 10:15 at 10:15
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      Ruth

      For a woman. or a poufter you seem to know all about putzes and shmucks ‘ I’ll bet you are a deranged american, who came here running away from a failed life in USA. Bibi is the Grearest PM Israel ever had
      Peace, prosperity, recognition

      • Nov 22, 2019 @ 13:19 at 13:19
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        Bibi is facing the same exact deranged leftist attacks from pols and media as Trump, no accident that the Deep State there exists as well and without any plans or solutions, Labor resorts to fake charges to destroy Bibi as T in US.
        Govt is there to serve people, not other way around. Without Bibi, Israel will be in deep trouble.

        • Nov 22, 2019 @ 16:36 at 16:36
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          I cannot believe how ignorant you are

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 19:54 at 19:54
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    Big deal. Slow Joe and Hunter did a Quid Pro Que and Clinton should have done time for lying and using those banned Cuban’s that Epstein gave him which he immorally used in the White house. Bibi is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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    Cigar’s and wines????200,000 dollars!!!!!!!!!!, this is witch-hunt, liberals loose and look for a way through the back door….. hope they fail.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 20:53 at 20:53
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      TDS and NDS of the left.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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    George Soros didn’t gave Amihai Mendelblit any cigars only cash and threats to sway his decision. So its ok.

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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      It is quite opposite!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 10:56 at 10:56
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      @Sorry Soros – That’s right, you murder someone so I go and murder someone too because one wrong justifies another.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:06 at 21:06
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    Bibi is a globalist puppet. They’ll restore him to power soon. The KJV Bible tells us how this ends. All the cursings on Israel are on the nation-state formed in 1948, the blessings are on the house of spiritual Israel, also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, not the nation-state.

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:34 at 21:34
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      The Mormons were founded by a man who enjoyed polygamy and incest and many of his followers did or do the same. This is a cult, pure and simple.

      • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:40 at 21:40
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        Talmudic Judaism does the same type of things and far worse. Moses taught the Torah and the scholars perverted this and created the Talmud as a way to continue to sin.

      • Nov 21, 2019 @ 23:58 at 23:58
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        But Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult

        • Nov 22, 2019 @ 10:59 at 10:59
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          @DesertEagle44 – only because some murdering fiends twisted the basic message which is no different to Judaism or Christianity – the west then exploited the countries that have this religion for their natural or strategic resources and kept the population ignorant and uneducated by supporting the murdering despots there and we ended up having to face up to the effect that followed the cause…

      • Nov 22, 2019 @ 17:22 at 17:22
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        The Mormon cult is a demonic haunt of foul demons. Away from Israel you golden plate discovering, salamander worshiping Jewish cemetery “baptizers”!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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      Go and read a real Bible, not your cult’s pamphlets converted into a book.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:24 at 21:24
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    Get real, when ezekiel says” I will bring you back to the land of your forefathers”..was that church in that land before,be Keen with the language, your forefathers were Bushmen and hunters of antelopes by then, you knew no God except pagan deity’s,
    Globalist did not elect netanyau for the over ten years of his reign, Israelites did.
    Btw,200k is money used in betting, like horse racing or soccer, politicians steal billions and billions in offshore accounts

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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    Israel is a Democratic Nation with the Rule of Law & Bibi must now Defend His Actions against Charges set forth by Attorney General Mendelblit. Compare that to Protests Deaths in Iran with No Shiia Leadership Accountability?

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:33 at 21:33
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    Netanyahu could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of bribery and a maximum 3-year term for fraud and breach of trust. If he is found guilty may he quickly die in prison for the good of the country.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 6:31 at 6:31
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      Natzis get out of their versaches no respect for a bunch of derelicts smechelpechs

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 21:46 at 21:46
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    Some times you win, some times you lose. We have to wait and see what the final verdict will be.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:54 at 7:54
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      @StrikeEagle… Agree & Amen!

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 22:21 at 22:21
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    For the good of the country we need to get this trial finished as quickly as possible. The longer this lasts the more polarized and divided we may become. I hope that Bibi is found innocent but Israeli unity is more important than one man. So we will need transparency so everyone can understand what the actual truth is.

    • Nov 21, 2019 @ 22:35 at 22:35
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      “Responding to the corruption charges that were filed against him, Netanyahu said that the process is meant to topple him and called it “an attempted coup” against an acting prime minister.”

      Bibi is not going to make this easy and is likely going to cause the country great harm. I agree for the good of the country we need to move past this and have a transparent and fair trial. For the good of his reputation he needs to stand down himself rather than dividing the Knesset and causing further harm.

  • Nov 21, 2019 @ 23:45 at 23:45
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    Bibi and POTUS Trump are the strangest political twins:”
    Both are objectionable, sometimes despicable characters, but with many outstanding achievements.
    No doubt they can and will help each other – the struggle has not even began…

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:21 at 7:21
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      @Yosef… It is a New Dawn of Political Power Movements under New Media Info Technologies that each Person can Harness that takes on Corporate & Governmental Powers using the Internet, Twitter, Instagram, Websites & Phone Video just like when Writing came of Ancient Age, Print Media Newspapers in the 1600s, Radio 1920s, & TV 1950s. At the same time, Tyrannical Dictators, Military, Parties, & Government with no Rule of Law over them can use it to Monitor, Uncover & Arrests People as well when Misusing It. New Global Political Communication Dawns of Revelations, Deceptions & Machinations New Era.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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    Ahed Tamimi’s justice should be shared with Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 0:26 at 0:26
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    May God Bless Bibi. He is the only one fighting against the enemy and this is what he gets? Some jews are not jews but those who were placed in the land for that is what they did in the past. I do not think that the one who is trying to persecute Bibi is an actual Jew and it would be easy to find out by doing a simple dna test.
    Dah are you all stupid drunk monkeys over there. Dahh again.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 1:11 at 1:11
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    bibi should be steping down hasnt he lost election & deal with his serious ego & wait to see if he is guilty got to used off being leader needs to humble himself seek god & pray

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:29 at 7:29
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      @Tucker… One view, but maybe the Attorney General should be under the same Scrutiny & Step Down on Indictments over Cigar & Wines Alleged Bribes in the Middle of Israel Elections? Bibi has rights To Defend Himself under All Israelis Rule of Laws Individual Rights. People of Israel’s Jurors & Voters Will Decide As Well. We shall see?

      • Nov 22, 2019 @ 10:52 at 10:52
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        This Indictment now was meant to Interfere in the Elections! It is Intentional Wrongful Timing, Dirty, & Will Not Work!

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 1:18 at 1:18
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    If you do DNA tests, you’ll find that maybe half of Israel’s “Jewish” population is Eastern European, with little or no Jewish kinship.

    You are more likely to find “Jewish” DNA among the Bedouins, than the Ashkenazim.

    But why should it even matter? Israel had one arguably great prime minister. The first. Since Ben Gurion retired to Sde Boker, there were first a series of “meh” prime ministers, then some who realized too late they were beyond their depth (Begin) and then a series of presidents and/or prime ministers accused or convicted of crimes–including some really appalling ones.

    Where is The Hope in that?

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:35 at 7:35
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      @Josh… Agree, only Citizenship & Rule of Law Due Process Matter since all Citizens have DNA. Up to Israel’s AG Prosecutors to Prove Alleged Charges & Defense Team to Defend Bibi before a Judge, Jury & Voters now!

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:02 at 2:02
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    Bibi will not end up in Jail!! If anyone ends up in jail it will be the corrupt Mishtara that will end up there, and the Smolanim masrichim who have been eating their pride from the day that Begin made it in to the Knesset, until now. You should all rot in Gehenom!! The Anshei Avodah, who were the Yishuv of the beginning of Medinat yirael, treated all of the Sephardim like cattle, the Taymanim like slaves, and the Etiopiim like slaves also. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Bibi is a Cat with Nine lives. Just watch him!! Bib got a Brachah fro m the Rebbe of Lubavitch 30 years ago, that he shouldnt worry, everything will be OK. And, SO IT WILL BE!!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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      If he is found guilty which seems likely then may he spend his next 9 lives in a small cage. He is a entertainer who uses distraction and lies to lead. What sort Jew would choose to worship a man like this? You should all be ashamed for worshipping at his altar and putting him ahead of your nation and your people’s best interests.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 2:33 at 2:33
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    The sooner we are rid of Bibi the better, what has he done for us but to weaken our strategic situation. From all accounts he is corrupt and if it is proven in court then he is also deliberately harming Israel for his own personal gain in an attempt to stay out of prison. We need someone who can unify the country, not someone who is going to further tear us apart.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:38 at 7:38
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    Is being a bald sharmouta acceptable to you?

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:51 at 7:51
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    Pandora is having Labor Pains, Political Water’s about to Break on Questions of Whether Unreasonable Prosecutors to make the Case and Unbiased Jury to deliver a Not Guilty Dismissal or Guilty Conviction that can Impact on Elections now? I have No Clue & will leave it up to Debka Info, Posters, Jurors & Voters!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:04 at 14:04
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      Yes i saw read this earlier today, its very disturbing. I had similar feelings last night but had thought that I was just been silly. But it really looks like Bibi is acting badly out of petty spite.

      • Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:48 at 15:48
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        Bibi is not thinking properly and his strategy is going to cause the country great harm. We are surrounded by enemies, we have to find a way to deal with Iran and now we have a leader who is only focused on saving himself. This is very a dangerous time for us. Bibi needa to do the right thing for Israel and step down, if he does not then G-d willingly may be suffering a stroke or an accident that allows leadership and unifies the Israel.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 14:45 at 14:45
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    “For decades, the Iranian Regime has Exported Extremism, Mayhem & Chaos throughout the Middle East. Now it’s facing a tremendous Backlash Across the Region with the worst of it coming from its Iran’s Own Backyard!” https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/james-carafano-iran-north-korea

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:38 at 15:38
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    They say Israel is a democracy but why cling to power for so long like a despot!

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 15:54 at 15:54
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      Its because we are a democracy that we have this problem. If we had a dictatorship it would be easy or we would never have any investigation. I can only hope that Bibi does not try to drag us all down into the abyss with him.

    • Nov 22, 2019 @ 16:22 at 16:22
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      @DarkDesent… Kind of Reminds me of the 1980s. When President Reagan & Pope John Paul I were both Victims of being Shot & Both Survived in Beliefs it was Divine Intervention as they took on Communism in Eastern Europe that later caused USSR Collapsed in the 1990s changing the World. Now PM Netanyahu & POTUS Trump are Facing Political Opposition Alleged Crimes by Convictions or Resignation, or Election Removal? We Shall See?

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 16:21 at 16:21
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    The only way that Bibi is going to win this is if hundreds of thousands of people start demonstrating in Tel Aviv before the Knesset votes. Armed settlements would be better as this would scare them into doing the right thing. Without this if there is a vote Bibi is finished. The only other way is to end this weakness and grab control of the country. Israel needs strong leadership and once we have dealt with our enemies we can look again at this democracy experiment if we must but this is not the way that Israel was meant to be ruled.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 16:44 at 16:44
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    Seven Days in May is a 1964 American political thriller motion picture about a military-political cabals planned takeover of the United States Government!

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 18:19 at 18:19
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    What a mess Bibi has created. I hope that this all gets worked out soon and that their is no right wing extremist violence in an attempt to support him.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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    Allah will one by one catch all jews and punish them for their corruption and crimes against Muslims and Islam and humanity

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 19:59 at 19:59
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    It is very clear now why the increased military action in the last 10 days or so. Netanyahu again wanted to show Jews and the world how great he is by ‘saving’ Israel from the ‘blood thirsty enemies’. He know what was coming on the 21st and needed a good smoke screen as distraction.

    That fact alone shows how corrupt he is. He is waging war with himself and his needs as priority – not Israel and not Israelis. The same before the elections … increased rhetoric and military action.

    While a talented politician no doubt his dishonesty manipulative way he goes about his business are overall to the disadvantage for Israel and its population. He is a crook and hopefully will answer for his crimes. The sooner the better for a lot of people and mainly in Israel.

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 23:30 at 23:30
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    Just lock him up and throw away the keys already!

  • Nov 22, 2019 @ 23:36 at 23:36
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    The key is using the old one-two punch-
    The first punch was the Mendelblit indictments
    the second punch is the Mueller report expose on the numerous crimes against the United States and its people

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