Richard Goldberg, who was “central” to the Trump administration’s “hawkish Iran policies,” was receiving a salary from a Sheldon Adelson-funded pro-Israel think tank throughout his time at the White House.

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Bloomberg News is reporting that National Security Council official Richard Goldberg, who was “central” to the Trump administration’s “hawkish Iran policies,” was receiving a salary from a Sheldon Adelson-funded pro-Israel think tank throughout his time at the White House.

Lee Fang

@lhfang

President Trump’s national security staff member Richard Goldberg, whose job was shaping Iran policy, had a salary paid by pro-Israel think tank FDD while working at the White House https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/u-s-official-central-to-hawkish-iran-policies-departs-nsc 

U.S. Official Central to Hawkish Iran Policies Departs NSC

  Richard Goldberg, the U.S. National Security Council official who clashed with other members of the administration over his push for a more hawkish stance toward Iran, is leaving the job after one…

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From Bloomberg, Jan 3, “U.S. Official Central to Hawkish Iran Policies Departs NSC”:

Richard Goldberg, the U.S. National Security Council official who clashed with other members of the administration over his push for a more hawkish stance toward Iran, is leaving the job after one year for personal reasons, a person familiar with the matter said.

[…] Former National Security Adviser John Bolton created Goldberg’s job — director for countering Iran’s weapons of mass destruction — explicitly for him. The goal was to counter what Bolton saw as a desire at the departments of State and Treasury to weaken the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran.

Tension over that issue flared in March as the administration mulled whether to extend waivers allowing Iran to sell a limited amount of oil. The waivers were eventually ended in May.

That fight was only one of the administration’s internecine battles related to Iran and underscored the influence wielded by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the think tank where Goldberg previously worked, in pushing for a tougher line against Iran.

Goldberg will return to FDD, which continued to pay his salary during his time on the National Security Council.

Here’s a video of Goldberg (with a total 91 views despite being up since Feb 2019) shilling for regime change in Iran:

From Wikipedia’s entry on the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

In 2011, ThinkProgress, a progressive advocacy organization, published FDD’s Form 990 documents that revealed where FDD funding came from, from 2001 to 2004. Donors included:

Roland Arnall: $1,802,000
Edgar M. and Charles Bronfman: $1,050,000
Michael Steinhardt: $850,000
Abramson Family Foundation (of Leonard Abramson): $822,523
Bernard Marcus: $600,000
Lewis Ranieri: $350,000
Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are also major donors.

ThinkProgress concluded, “Most of the major donors are active philanthropists to ‘pro-Israel’ causes both in the U.S. and internationally. With the disclosure of its donor rolls, it becomes increasingly apparent that FDD’s advocacy of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East, its hawkish stance against Iran, and its defense of right-wing Israeli policy is consistent with its donors’ interests in ‘pro-Israel’ advocacy”.

Adelson, Singer and Marcus are all top donors to the GOP and Trump despite largely snubbing him during the election.

Lee Fang

@lhfang

President Trump’s national security staff member Richard Goldberg, whose job was shaping Iran policy, had a salary paid by pro-Israel think tank FDD while working at the White House https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/u-s-official-central-to-hawkish-iran-policies-departs-nsc 

U.S. Official Central to Hawkish Iran Policies Departs NSC

  Richard Goldberg, the U.S. National Security Council official who clashed with other members of the administration over his push for a more hawkish stance toward Iran, is leaving the job after one…

bloomberg.com

Lee Fang

@lhfang

FDD was founded to advance Israel’s interests in the US. The group led the effort to defeat the Iran nuclear deal and according to this New Yorker piece coordinated with an Israeli intelligence contractor to gather surveillance on US critics of Israel https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/18/private-mossad-for-hire 

Private Mossad for Hire

Inside an effort to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.

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Pro-Israel activist Nikki Haley, who compared Trump to Dylann Roof during the election, has also got on the Trump train and is pushing for regime change in Iran.

Nikki Haley

@NikkiHaley

“The only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

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She was just recently rewarded with a position on Boeing’s board of directors.

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

What’s really being “mourned” is not Soleimani himself but the total devolution of US foreign policy into a neocon wet dream best represented by the likes of Nikki Haley https://twitter.com/NikkiHaley/status/1214376391229227008 

Nikki Haley

@NikkiHaley

“The only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

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Michael Tracey

@mtracey

There is almost always a direct profit motive with these creeps. https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/441705-nikki-haley-joins-boeing-board 

Nikki Haley joins Boeing board

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has officially joined Boeing’s board of directors.

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Presumably, Haley will be helping them in their super-successful quest to outsource all our jobs to India.

It’s worth noting that President Kushner is pushing for Haley to replace Mike Pence as Trump’s VP for 2020.

In November, Haley received the Theodor Herzl Award from World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder.

Stand For America@standamericanow

.@NikkiHaley on calling out anti-Semitism: “Whether it comes from Iran’s Supreme Leader, or the leader of Britain’s Labor Party, or a Congresswoman from Minnesota, or white supremacists on the internet… it must be called out for the dangerous bigotry that it is.”

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The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump called Lauder up in late December to “yell” at him to “support” him with campaign cash because he has “done more for Jews than any other president” and “could still lose the Jewish vote”… Read the rest

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