‘Putin’s Rabbi’ visited Trump Tower in 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar in the Jewish Museum in Moscow, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Chabad Lubavitch false messiah Mendel Menachem Scheernson in the painting behind them. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

By Geoff Earle
April 19, 2019 Anno Domini

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report sketches out yet another effort to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Russia‘s Vladimir Putin – this time from a man touting a connection to the Chief Rabbi of Russia.

The Trump-Putin meeting never occurred, but Rabbi Berel Lazar, known as ‘Putin’s Rabbi,’ did attend a Trump Tower meeting in 2016 with the man who pitched it.

The outreach is described in a footnote to Mueller’s report, which details among other things a successful effort involving Russians to meet top Trump officials with a promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton, the cultivation of foreign policy advisor George Papadapoulos by a Maltese professor and his associate, parallel efforts to arrange Trump-Putin meeting, and a Russian ‘active measures’ social media campaign that won retweets from Trump aides.

The report says the contact involved Sam Clovis, the Iowa political figure who co-chaired Trump’s campaign. In addition to fielding Russia pitches from Papadopoulos, Clovis got one from a David Klein, described as a ‘distant relative’ of then-Trump Organization lawyer Jason Greenblatt.

Trump later named Greenblatt his Middle East negotiator.

Klein emailed Clovis ‘about a potential Campaign meeting with Berel Lazar, the Chief Rabbi of Russia,’ according to the report. Before contacting Clovis, Lazar had gone to the rabbi – and according to Mueller discussed the Trump-Putin meeting.

‘The email stated that Klein had contacted Lazar in February about a possible Trump-Putin meeting and that Lazar was ‘a very close confidante of Putin,’ according to the report, which cites an interview with Klein as well as the email as sources of information.

Lazar is indeed considered close to the Russian president, and as the Times of Israel recently noted, he is sometimes referred to as ‘Putin’s Rabbi.’ He is a member of the Chabad Hassidic sect.

However as with the entreaties by Papadopoulos, who met in London during the campaign with a Maltese professor who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton and who according to the Mueller report was connected to a former member of a Russian troll farm, nothing appears to have come of the offer.

However, the rabbi did visit Trump Tower during the campaign. It was not immediately clear if topic of a Trump-Putin meeting came up.

‘The investigation did not find evidence that Clovis responded to Klein’s email or that any further contacts of significance came out of Klein’s subsequent meeting with Greenblatt and Rabbi Lazar at Trump Tower,’ according to the report, which cites an apparent interview with Klein.

The New York Times in 2017 reported on the rabbi as one of multiple Trump contacts with Russia ties. However the story did not mention a proposed Trump-Putin meeting, as revealed by Mueller.

The report said Lazar met with Jason Greenblatt during the summer of 2016. Greenblatt told the paper the men did not discuss broader United States-Russia relations. He said the meeting was ‘probably less than useful.’

Rabbi Lazar told the paper the men spoke about anti-Semitism in Russia, Russian society, and Russian Jews in Israel. He did not mention the proposed meeting. He said he never discussed his meeting with Putin, who he sees about twice a year.

MOSCOW, RUSSIAA – JANUARY 26, 2017: Alexander Boroda, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar (L-R) at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre. Alexander Astafyev/Russian Government Press Office/TASS (Photo by Alexander AstafyevTASS via Getty Images)

The Times said PR exec Joshua Nass confirmed arranging the meeting, although the Mueller report does not mention Nass.

DailyMail.com reached out to Lazar, who is observing Passover, which began Friday night in Russia. The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The detail was just one element of efforts to try to bring Putin and Trump together.

According to the report, Papadopolis wrote Trump campaign chair Cory Lewandowski in June 2016 to say Clovis was ‘running point’ on a Russia visit.

He wrote to ask ‘if Mr. Trump is interested in visiting Russia at some point.’

 He even wrote Lewandowski on his last day as campaign manager, stating that the ‘Russian ministry of foreign affairs’ had contacted him and ‘asked whether, if Mr. Trump could not travel to Russia, a campaign representative such as Papadopoulos could attend meetings.’

He said he was ‘willing to make the trip off the record if it’s in the interest of Mr. Trump and the campaign to meet specific people.’

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  1. Voltaire once wrote: “To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Who in Scotlands politics are people not allowed to criticize?


    Captain RAMSAY : The Nameless War.
    Seneca B.C. 4 to A.D. 5″The customs of this accursed people have grown so strong, that they have spread through every land”. St Justin 116 A.D.”The Jews were behind all the persecutions of the Christians. They wandered through the country everywhere hating and undermining the Christian faith.”
    Mohammed 570
    “It is incomprehensible to me, why one has not long ago expelled these death-breathing beasts … are these Jews anything else but devourers of men?”
    Martin Luther 1483
    “How the Jews love the book of Esther, which is so suitable to their bloodthirsty, revengeful, murderous appetite and hope. The sun has never shone on such a bloodthirsty and vindictive people, who cherish the idea of murdering and strangling the heathen. No other men under the sun are more greedy than they have been, and always will be, as one can see from their accursed usury. They console themselves that when their Messiah comes he will collect all the gold and silver in the world and divide it among them.”
    Clement VIII Pope 1592
    “All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate peoples into a state of poverty, especially farmers, working-class people, and the very poor.”
    Voltaire 1694
    “The Jews are nothing but an ignorant and barbaric people, which have for a long time combined the most loathsome avarice with the most abominable superstition and inextinguishable hated of all peoples by whom they are tolerated and through whom they are enriched.”
    “I decided to improve the Jews: but I do not want any more of them in my Kingdom: indeed, I have done all to prove my scorn of the vilest nation in the World”

    Captain RAMSAY : The Nameless War
    APPENDIX 2 THE JEWS IN BRITAIN 1215 Magna Carta 1255 Ritual murder of St. Hugh of Lincoln. Henry III personally ordered trial and 18 culprits were executed — all Jews. 1275 The Statute of Jewry passed ; confined Jews to certain areas, forbade usury to them and also ownership of land and contact with the people: compelled them to wear a yellow badge. 1290 Edward I banished the Jews from England. 1657 Oliver Cromwell, having been financed by Manasseh Ben Israel and Moses Carvajal, allows Jews to return to England, though order of banishment never rescinded by Parliament. 1689 Amsterdam Jews financed the rebellion against King James II. The chief of these — Solomon Medina — follows William of Orange to England. 1694 The Bank of “England” set up and the National Debt instituted, securing for the Jew moneylenders a first charge on the taxes of England for interest on their loans. The right to print money transferred from the Crown to this “Bank of England”. 1707 Economic and political union forced upon Scotland against the vote of every county and borough ; the national debt foisted upon Scotland, and the royal mint in Edinburgh suppressed

    Magna Carta.
    To set the record straight, the Magna Carta has a couple clauses in it which the Jewish masters of modern western society would rather we not analyse – Clauses 10 & 11. They state:

    10. If one who has borrowed from the Jews any sum, great or small, die before that loan be repaid, the debt shall not bear interest while the heir is under age, of whomsoever he may hold; and if the debt fall into our hands, we will not take anything except the principal sum contained in the bond.

    11. And if anyone die indebted to the Jews, his wife shall have her dower and pay nothing of that debt; and if any children of the deceased are left under age, necessaries shall be provided for them in keeping with the holding of the deceased; and out of the residue the debt shall be paid, reserving, however, service due to feudal lords; in like manner let it be done touching debts due to others than Jews.

    Not exactly what we would call ‘politically correct’ are they? Clauses 10 & 11 expose the Jews in their traditional role as moneylenders. They have always been merchants and moneylenders. Not only that, they have always lent at interest, something forbidden in Biblical Scriptures.

    The point of highlighting these two clauses is not because they are the solution to all our problems or anything like that, but they illustrate the fact that the Jews have been up to the same tricks for 800 years, and truth be known, stretching back to their ancient Canaanite ways, thousands of years ago! There is nothing new under the sun.

    Here I have a couple telling snippets from the Official Magna Carta 800th Anniversary site. The first quote comes from an article entitled “A Magna Carta for Ethiopia“, and it says:

    The Magna Carta also included a streak of the millennia-old bigotry against Jews. It provided, “If anyone has borrowed anything from the Jews and die before that debt be paid, the debt shall pay no interest so long as his heir shall be under age… And if any one shall die indebted to the Jews, his wife shall have her dower and shall pay nothing of that debt…” (Cls. 10, 11.)

    Note the first sentence before they quote the clauses. “Millennia-old bigotry against Jews” – once again, this demonstrates that there has always been this problem with the Jews. If everywhere you go, everyone hates you, then where does the problem most likely lie? You or everyone else? The Jews are always the common denominator in this scenario, therefore the problem is with them and the host is simply reacting to Jewish actions.


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