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14. How long has this take?
Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:48 PM
Feb 2019


NYT article -

Corruption Charges Announced Against Netanyahu, Weeks Before Election

By David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner

Feb. 28, 2019

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general announced his plans on Thursday to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, imperiling Mr. Netanyahu’s political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election.

The announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit was the culmination of a two-year investigation into Mr. Netanyahu’s dealings with wealthy businessmen, including a Hollywood movie producer, Israeli newspaper publishers and the head of the country’s largest telecommunications conglomerate.

Mr. Netanyahu, who is running for his fourth consecutive term as prime minister, is now entitled to a hearing to challenge the charges. If the case proceeds, he would be the first sitting prime minister to be indicted.

The police accused Mr. Netanyahu, 69, of trading lucrative official favors for gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars including cigars, Champagne and jewelry, and for flattering news coverage whose value was incalculable.

Excellent Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #1
GREAT news! bluestarone Feb 2019 #2
Yes, lock up Netanyahu.... NET A YAHOO DemocracyMouse Feb 2019 #21
Take note, Americans who believe the propraganda that a US President "can't possibly be indicted" hlthe2b Feb 2019 #3
tRump can use "executive time" to deal with indictments. Indict him. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2019 #11
Lets hope they have real justice system in that country yaesu Feb 2019 #4
In this case, the US should follow Israel's lead IronLionZion Feb 2019 #5
Lets hope this trend continues duforsure Feb 2019 #6
Corrupt dude has "republican family values" Achilleaze Feb 2019 #7
Yes!!! B Stieg Feb 2019 #8
It's about time leftynyc Feb 2019 #9
Yes! He's a little right wing snot. The Wielding Truth Feb 2019 #10
Fantastic! littlemissmartypants Feb 2019 #12
I wish they would have perp-walked him. n/t OnlinePoker Feb 2019 #13
How long has this take? BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #14
K&R Scurrilous Feb 2019 #15
Another member zentrum Feb 2019 #16
Oh, the world will be a better place PatSeg Feb 2019 #17
I wish he could be made to share a 4x6 cell with the orange fornicate 47of74 Mar 2019 #35
Too bad we can't put all these PatSeg Mar 2019 #37
now for the US to follow Israel and indict Trump riversedge Feb 2019 #18
Do you remember when they invited him to trash President Obama? Marcuse Feb 2019 #19
Thank you, I'd forgotten that. Duppers Feb 2019 #20
Or the time PatSeg Mar 2019 #38
Lock him up! NRaleighLiberal Feb 2019 #22
Seems to me this was one of Trump's boy friends HelenWheels Feb 2019 #23
Sure is...birds of a feather. BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #30
Too bad Mueller can't flip him pnwmom Feb 2019 #24
Aww, that's a Shame nightshift worker Feb 2019 #25
Bibi getting indicted is going to loosen tRumpys bowels. NoMoreRepugs Feb 2019 #26
Kol Bseder txbruin Feb 2019 #27
Again? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2019 #28
They couldn't get him on Crimes Against Humanity; but they got him on corruption sandensea Feb 2019 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author dalton99a Feb 2019 #31
This is a witch hunt SCVDem Feb 2019 #32
Didn't he make a visit to repukes in Congress under Boehner? BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2019 #33
Overdue. nt oasis Mar 2019 #34
Excellent! Owl Mar 2019 #36
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