Jewish Role in Overthrowing Governments

Jews are playing an important role in the impeachment of Donald Trump.  It is worthwhile to look at the roles Jews played in overthrowing two European governments – the Russian Tsars and the German Weimar Republic.

Jews were not the leaders of the effort to overthrow the Russian Tsars, but Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky played important roles.  Unfortunately, by overthrowing the Tsars, the Jews put Lenin and Stalin into power and produced the Gulags.

In Germany, the perception that Jewish bankers were behind the financial oppression after World War I, with its crushing inflation and income inequality, built pressure to remove moderate Weimar leaders up until President Hindenburg, who was replaced by Adolf Hitler and the ensuing Holocaust.

Thus, Jews association with the overthrow of Western governments has not turned out well either for the Jews or other citizens.

Of course, Jews have played beneficial senior roles in many governments.  In the US it is traditional to name Jews as the Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Currently, Mnuchin is Jewish, and Powell is the first non-Jewish chair of the Fed in about fifty years.  Jews also make up much of the US Congress and the US Supreme Court.

What if a failed impeachment produces a second term for Trump?


Ukraine vs. Iran-Contra

Donald Trump is an awful President.  He’s a bad man pursuing bad policies, but I don’t think that is a basis for impeachment.  It is arguable that impeachment would prevent him from doing more harm to the country, but the people who voted for him may not see what he is doing as harmful.  Whether he got a majority of votes or not, he was elected by the electoral college and is the legal President of the United States.  We have never had a President removed from office by impeachment.  Nixon resigned; Johnson and Clinton won their impeachment trials in the Senate.  So far, I do not believe that Trump has been shown to be guilty of a serious crime that would warrant impeachment.

The Mueller investigation of Moscow’s involvement in the Trump campaign was very thorough and did not find any impeachable offenses.  The Democrats then moved on to an entirely new justification for impeaching Trump — his conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky — linking an investigation into Joe Biden’s son to military assistance to Ukraine.  Peggy Noonan wrote a column in The Wall Street Journal comparing the Ukrainian affair with President Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandal.  While Noonan, who was Reagan’s speechwriter, tried to defend Reagan, on closer inspection Iran-Contra seems to be a much more serious impeachable offense than Trump’s Ukrainian imbroglio.  According to Wikipedia:

 The Reagan administration’s policy towards Nicaragua produced a major clash between the executive and legislative arms as Congress sought to limit, if not curb altogether, the ability of the White House to support the Contras.[15]:965 Direct U.S. funding of the Contras insurgency was made illegal through the Boland Amendment,[7] the name given to three U.S. legislative amendments between 1982 and 1984 aimed at limiting U.S. government assistance to Contra militants. Funding ran out for the Contras by July 1984, and in October a total ban was placed in effect. The second Boland Amendment, in effect from 3 October 1984 to 3 December 1985, stated:

During the fiscal year 1985 no funds available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of or which may have the effect of supporting directly or indirectly military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, organization, group, movement, or individual.[15]:965

In violation of the Boland Amendment, senior officials of the Reagan administration continued to secretly arm and train the Contras and provide arms to Iran, an operation they called “the Enterprise”.[16][17] As the Contras were heavily dependent upon U.S. military and financial support, the second Boland amendment threatened to break the Contra movement and led to President Reagan in 1984 to order the National Security Council (NSC) to “keep the Contras together ‘body and soul'”, no matter what Congress voted for.[15]:965

In addition to violating the Boland Amendment, Reagan broke long-standing US policy not to pay for the release of hostages being held by Iran.  He dealt with a sworn enemy of the US – Iran – that had imprisoned American embassy staff for over a year, but one which had strongly supported Reagan for President because it hated Jimmy Carter so much.  Iran’s support for Reagan was not unlike Russia’s support for Trump because Russia hated Hillary Clinton.  Reagan’s cooperation with Iran cold be seen as payback for Iran’s support for Reagan in the previous election.

Thus, it is arguable that Reagan’s Iran-Contra was a much more serious offense than Trump’s Ukrainian conversation.  Secretary of State Shultz was appalled by Iran-Contra and forced Reagan to take measures to remedy it, which may have saved the Reagan administration from impeachment.  Reagan had a much better relationship with the Democrats than Trump has.  In any case, the fact that Reagan was not impeached for Iran-Contra is an argument against impeaching Trump now.


Jews Involved in Trump Impeachment

Last NameFirst NameFieldPositionPartyImpeachmentNationalityProfessionWealthInfo Link 1Info Link 2Other Info
AzmanMosheRabbiWorked with Parnas and Fruman and GiulianiYesUkrainianRabbiFrom The Forward
BerkeBarryLawCounsel for Judiciary CommitteeDemoYesUSLaw
CohenStevenGovtHouse Judicary CommitteeYesUSCongressmanOn PBS
EisenNormLawCounsel for Judiciary CommitteeDemoYesUSLaw
EisenbergJohnGovtNSC lawyerYesUSLawFrom The Forward
EngleElliotGovtChair, House Foreign Affairs CmteDemoYesUSCongressman
FeldmanNoahLawTestified at impeachment hearingYesUSLaw Professor
FrumanIgorBizBizYesUkrainianBizGiuliani friend
GerhardtMichaelLawTestified at impeachment hearingYesUSLaw Professor
GoldmanDanielGovtIntelligence committee lawyer questioning witnessesYesUSHouse 
HorowitzMichaelGovtDOJ Inspector GeneralYesUSLawInvestigated surveillance of Trump campaign
KarlanPamelaLawTestified at impeachment hearingYesUSLaw Professor
KolomoyskyiIhorOligarchOligarchYesUkrainianBiz3.8 BillionInvolved with Guilian’s Urkrainian dealings
LoweyNitaGovtChair, House Approriations CmteYesUSCongresswoman
LuriaElaineGovtHouse national securityDemoYesUSCongresswomanFrom The Forward
NadlerJerryGovtChair, House Judiciary CmteDemoYesUSCongressman
ParnasLevBizBizYesUkrainianBizGiuliani friend
SchiffAdamGovtChair, House Intel CmteDemoYesUSCongressman
SchumerChurckGovtMinority LeaderDemoYesUSSenator
SlotkinElissaGovtHouse national securityDemoYesUSCongresswomanFrom The Forward
SlotkinElissaGovtCongresswomanDemoYesUSHouse All networks covered her speech supporting impeachment of Trump
SondlandGordonGovtAmb to EUYesUSAmbassador
VindmanAlexanderArmyLt. ColYesUSArmyBorn in Ukraine
VindmanYevgenyLawNSCYesUSWhite HouseBorn in Ukraine
YovanovitchMarieGovtAmb to UkraineYesUSAmbassadorForeign Service Officer

Jewish congressmen who will vote on bill of impeachment

(25 Democrats, 2 Republican)

David Cicilline (D-RI)
Stephen Cohen (D-TN)
Susan Davis (D-CA)
Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Lois Frankel (D-FL)
Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)
David Kutsoff (R-TN)
Andy Levin (D-MI)*
Mike Levin (D-CA)*
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Elaine Luria (D-VA)*
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Dean Phillips (D-MN)*
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Max Rose (D-NY)*
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Kim Schrier (D-WA)*
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Brad Schneider (D-IL)
Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)*
Susan Wild (D-PA)*
John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Jewish senators who will vote on impeachment.

(8 Democrats, 1 Independent)

Michael Bennet (D-CO)#
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Jacky Rosen (D-NV)*
Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)