In what will be an unsurprising but still astonishing turn of events, it appears that the Russian Federation was not the only foreign power with which the Donald Trump for President campaign tried to collude with.
A new report from the New York Times has revealed that Donald Trump Jr. met with an emissary from the Middle East during the 2016 election who told him that Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi were “eager” to help Trump win.
Emissary George Nader and Donald Trump Jr. were joined by mercenary kingpin Erik Prince and Israeli social media manipulator Joel Zamel. The men discussed ways to help the Trump campaign and was the beginning of relationships that would prove very fruitful for those involved once Donald Trump took office.
At the meeting, Nader reportedly floated a plan to use “private contractors” (mercenaries) to destabilize the Islamic Republic of Iran, the regional rival of Saudi Arabia and their coalition of Sunni petroligarchs.
Nader would later be responsible for arranging a secret meeting in the Seychelles between Erik Prince and representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin in hopes of creating a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the White House.
The new revelations highlight not only the utter shamelessness and enthusiasm that the Trump team exuded when exploring the possibilities for corruption and grift but the disturbing extent to which foreign powers meddle in our political transitions.
The Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel all put forth serious effort and resources into purchasing influence with the 2016 candidates, with many supporting both candidates in order to ensure the goodwill of the incoming administration.
Our elections have turned into a bazaar for the world’s wealthiest players – nations, corporations, individual billionaires – to buy and sell influence with a global superpower – and Trump’s surprise victory shows us all what the terrifying consequences can be. The Israelis, the Saudis, and the Emiratis are all currently persecuting genocidal wars and committing horrendous crimes against humanity on a weekly basis with not only just the silence of but active participation of the United States.
The conclusion of Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump and the 2016 election will be a watershed moment in American history – not because a serial sexual predator and his comically incompetent coven of scheming ideologues and idiot grifters might be forced to face some consequences but because it is exposing the way that capital has utterly corrupted our political system from top to bottom, making policy not a matter of principle but a matter of who pays the most.