Exclusive: FBI probed GOP trip with drinking, nudity in Israel

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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Exclusive: FBI probed GOP trip with drinking, nudity in Israel


The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff – and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.


The FBI looked into whether any inappropriate behavior occurred, but the interviews do not appear to have resulted in any formal allegations of wrongdoing.

But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was the senior most GOP lawmaker in Israel on the trip, was so upset about the antics that he rebuked the 30 lawmakers the morning after the Aug. 18, 2011, incident, saying they were distracting from the mission of the trip.

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was also on the privately funded excursion, which means two of the three top Republicans were a part of this trip. Neither Cantor nor McCarthy went swimming that night, the sources said. Some of their staff did.


I don't really care about the lat-night partying or drinking, or the skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee. It's good to unwind. But I am curious about the level of influence Israel has over US lawmakers. A junket that involved more than 30 US lawmakers and the families -- who paid for it, and what were these lawmakers promising Israel? Do these lawmakers represent the United States, or do they represent Israel?




posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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I'm curious of that too OP.

What were our lawmakers doing in Israel, and did US taxpayers fund this trip? There is no real reason for us to even be there, that is the real story.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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uh oh.

those sneaky little joooooos are going to get you.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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I'm sorry but that is gross, I don't want to think about a bunch of soft and squishy GOP lawmakers naked in that disgusting lake. Has anyone actually seen how gross that is? *Shudder*

On topic now: Is this honestly a surprise to ANYONE?

Oh em gee... Israel is greasing US politicians palms?!

Don't you know? Israel owns this country



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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When it comes to Cantor he serves Israel to him Israel comes first America second. The reason why these people was there is simple to receive their orders on what things to vote for.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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LOL, yeah that would be a pretty horrific sight, certainly not as hot as this stud.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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A simple phone call or email wouldn't suffice?



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by kat2684
I'm curious of that too OP.

What were our lawmakers doing in Israel, and did US taxpayers fund this trip? There is no real reason for us to even be there, that is the real story.


I remember hearing about this last summer, and I was appalled by it then. Here is an article from last August... Link ...so it must be a regular event? It tells who it is sponsored by (some Israel Education lobby group) and special permission is given to this group to pay for these trips b/c congress isn't allowed to accept trips from lobbyists, according to law, except this one because they voted a special exception in for it!

Things that make you go hmmm...

Oh and I can't seem to find the list of American-Israeli dual citizenship congress-members, but I did find this, so it is probably out there somewhere...

American / Isreali Dual Citizens in the American Government

Attorney General - Michael Mukasey
Head of Homeland Security - Michael Chertoff
Chairman Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Richard Perle
Deputy Defense Secretary (Former) - Paul Wolfowitz
Under Secretary of Defense - Douglas Feith
National Security Council Advisor - Elliott Abrams
Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff (Former) - “Scooter” Libby
White House Deputy Chief of Staff - Joshua Bolten
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs - Marc Grossman
Director of Policy Planning at the State Department - Richard Haass
U.S.
Trade Representative (Cabinet-level Position) - Robert Zoellick
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - James Schlesinger
UN Representative (Former) - John Bolton
Under Secretary for Arms Control - David Wurmser
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Eliot Cohen
Senior Advisor to the President - Steve Goldsmith
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of State - Lincoln Bloomfield
Deputy Assistant to the President - Jay Lefkowitz
White House Political Director - Ken Melman
National Security Study Group - Edward Luttwak
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Kenneth Adelman
Defense Intelligence Agency Analyst (Former) - Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
National Security Council Advisor - Robert Satloff
President Export-Import Bank U.S.
- Mel Sembler
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs
- Mark Weinberger
White House Speechwriter - David Frum
White House Spokesman (Former) - Ari Fleischer
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Henry Kissinger
Deputy Secretary of Commerce - Samuel Bodman
Under Secretary of State for Management - Bonnie Cohen
Director of Foreign Service Institute - Ruth Davis

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Ok, found this so far. Go to link (below) to see all the names - Senate=13 House=27

THE SENATE
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Former state attorney general who defeated Republican Linda E. McMahon for the seat vacated by Chris Dodd. Top 5 Contributors: ActBlue, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Cablevision Systems, Belfer Management, Tudor Investment. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: Lawyers/Law Firms, Securities and Investment, retirees, real estate, leadership PACs. Committee Assignments: none yet.
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Reelected against the well-funded Carly Fiorina; in the Senate since 1992. Top 5 Contributors: EMILY’s List, Girardi & Keese, University of California, Time Warner, Cotchett, Pitre &McCarthy. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, retirees, TV/music/movies, womens issues, Democrats/liberals. Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Environment and Public Works (chair); Foreign Relations
Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Formerly a member of the House, Cardin was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Top 5 Contributors: Johns Hopkins University, DLA Piper, Constellation Energy, Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Goldman Sachs. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, real estate, retirees, health professionals, “pro-Israel.” Committee Assignments: Budget; Environment and Public works; Foreign relations; Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
In the Senate since 1992. Top 5 Contributors: PG&E corp, DeBartolo Development, Northrop Grumman, Walt Disney Co, Gallo Winery. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, retirees, real estate, TV/movies/music, securities & investment. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Judiciary; Rules and Administration.
Al Franken (D-MN)
First elected to the Senate in 2008. Top 5 Contributors: ActBlue (Democratic PAC), General Electric, University of Minnesota, Time Warner, Moveon.org. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, TV/movies/music, Democrats/liberals, Retirees, securities and investment. Committee Assignments: Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Elected to the Senate in 1988. A multimillionaire, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks (basketball). Top 5 Contributors: Herb Kohl for U.S. Senate, RE Loewenberg Capital Management, SC Johnson & Son, Safety-Kleen Systems, Tudor Investment. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: Democrats/liberal, finance, chemical and related manufacturing, waste management, securities and investment. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Judiciary
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Oldest serving senator, in his fifth non-consecutive term. Top 5 Contributors: ActBlue (Democratic PAC), Vector Group, Carella, Byrne et al, Cantor Fitzgerald LP, Apollo Advisors. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, real estate, securities & investment, Democrats/iberals, retirees. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Environment and Public Works
Joseph Lieberman (Independent-CT)
In the Senate since 1988, Lieberman became an independent after his defeat in 2006 primary at the hands of anti-war candidate (and IT millionaire) Ned Lamont. Top 5 Contributors: United Technologies, Sempra Energy, Purdue Pharma, UBS AG, Lehman Brothers. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: securities & investment, real estate, “pro-Israel,” lawyers/law firms, retirees. Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (chair); Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Carl Levin (D-MI)
In the Senate since 1979. Top 5 Contributors: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Ford Motor Co, General Motors, Cerberus Capital Management, Guardsmark LLC. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, retirees, “pro-Israel,” real estate, Democrats/liberals. Committee Assignments: Armed Services (chair); Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Bernard Sanders (Independent-VT)
Genuine independent, self-proclaimed socialist, and one-man filibuster, Sanders has been in the Senate since 2006, following 16 years in the House. Top 5 Contributors: eScription Inc, Baron and Budd, Plumbers/Pipefitters Union, Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Communications Workers of America. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: retirees, Democrats/liberals, lawyers/law firms, building trade unions, transportation unions. Committee Assignments: Budget, Energy and Natural Resources; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Veterans’ affairs
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Schumer was first elected in 1998 after serving for 18 years in the House. Top 5 Contributors: Paulson & Co, Paul, Weiss et al, Weitz &Luxenberg, Credit Suisse Group, Ernst & Young. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: securities & investment, lawyers/law firms, real estate, finance, TV/music/movies. Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Finance; Judiciary; Rules and Administration (chair)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
In the Senate since 1996. Top 5 Contributors: ActBlue (Democratic PAC), Nike, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Berkshire Hathaway, Foxkiser. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: lawyers/law firms, securities & investment, health professionals, real estate, hospitals/nursing homes. Committee Assignments: Budget, Energy and Natural Resources; Finance; Judiciary
Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Bennet’s mother is Jewish, and a Holocaust survivor. Appointed to the Senate in January 2009 to fill the seat left vacant by Ken Salazar when he joined the Obama administration, Bennet won first full term in 2010. Top 5 Contributors: ActBlue (Democratic PAC), Brownstein, Hyatt et al, Blackstone Group, Comcast Corp, Union Pacific Corp. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups: Democrats/liberals, lawyers/law firms, securities & investment, retirees, real estate. Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Source
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by VonDoomen
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A simple phone call or email wouldn't suffice?


Bootlicking must been done in person. That way the slave really knows who his master really is.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Everyone of these people should be thrown out of office. No dual citizen should be allowed to hold public office and even Americans when voted in must swear loyalty to America. All these special rules this country has for Israel a nation we don't even have a treaty with must come top an end.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010
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Everyone of these people should be thrown out of office. No dual citizen should be allowed to hold public office and even Americans when voted in must swear loyalty to America. All these special rules this country has for Israel a nation we don't even have a treaty with must come top an end.



No treaty? Strange. I guess. Or do you only have a treaty with a country you've had a war with? I dunno...



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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Originally posted by kat2684
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LOL, yeah that would be a pretty horrific sight, certainly not as hot as this stud.


Yup, that's gross too.

Sorry, I guess I will have to specify: Any soft and squishy lawmakers.

But in fairness, this is about GOP lawmakers, so your point still doesn't matter. lol



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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There's so much conflict of interest involved with our politicians and pretty much anything to do with Israel.

All dual citizen politicians should be removed, and if it were up to me they would be tried for treason.

Don't be surprised to find this thread buried, since this forum is full of pro-Israel trolls.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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They were in the country on vacation.


Maybe I'm missing something, but going on vacation to a foreign county doesn't mean you're involved with the politics of that country.

GOP tend to be right wingers, right wingers tend to visit the holy land.


Unless I missed direct proof any form of Israeli political influence was present, that was added by OP, and no one else.
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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Why does being a dual citizen matter?

I don't know man, but it sounds an awfully lot like you have some kind of made up cleanliness laws for people's citizenship, and that isn't American.
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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There ARE dual citizens to countries other than Israel, you know.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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You're thinking President, not congress.

Dual citizen is not bad. Indeed, it makes your life a lot easier if you do a lot of business in that country.

Germany, Switzerland, Israel, just to name a few. Israel is not the only one, but God forbid this thread look it up.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
Don't you know? Israel owns this country


I thought that was China? Getting hard to keep tabs on who owns us. I guess the UK owns us too since Romney went there. Obama had a July 4th fundraiser in France, they own us too.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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OK, you got me. I made a mistake. You are correct,

China does own this country, But Israel runs it. lol



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:17 AM
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Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
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OK, you got me. I made a mistake. You are correct,

China does own this country, But Israel runs it. lol


All kidding aside China owning the US is rediculous. Might as well say Japan owns the US, as they own nearly an identical amount of our debt.





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