Reminding us all once again that virtually every person that Donald Trump befriends turns out to be a criminal. 

Courtesy of CNN:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on corruption charges Tuesday, just hours before he was set to meet President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the US administration’s long-anticipated Middle East plan.

Netanyahu has been charged with bribery and fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit submitted the indictment in Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday shortly after Netanyahu withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity, a request he was almost certain to lose.

Netanyahu has insisted he is innocent, calling the investigations an “attempted coup” driven by the left and the media.

The charges in court mean that Netanyahu will be the first sitting prime minister to face trial in the country’s history. A trial date has not been set yet, but the legal process could possibly take years.

Under Israeli law, Netanyahu does not have to resign upon indictment. Instead, he only has to resign if he is convicted and that conviction is upheld through the appeals process.

Dictators, indicted criminals, rapists, and demagogues, these are the people who Donald Trump surrounds himself with. 

I think most of us knew a long time ago that Netanyahu was a shady character.

Remember how the GOP openly embraced him after learning that President Obama was keeping him at arm’s length? 

That is because Barack Obama is a good judge of character, and the Republicans, obviously, are not.

As for this so-called “peace plan” Jewish groups are already seeing it for what it is.

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Progressive American Jewish groups quickly dismissed and criticized President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Middle East Peace plan, calling it “utterly bankrupt” and a “sham.”

Trump announced the plan on Tuesday, standing next to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was formally indicted on corruption charges earlier in the day. Trump argued that the plan was the “closest we’ve ever come” to a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but on Monday he had told reporters that there had been no direct negotiations with the Palestinians.

Emily Mayer, the co-founder of progressive Jewish group IfNotNow, called the plan “utterly bankrupt.”

“This is a political ploy by both leaders to distract from their abuse of power, designed to help Netanyahu win the election in less than six weeks,” Mayer told Newsweek in a statement.

Both Netanyahu and Trump are in deep shit and looking for a distraction.

But people are becoming too jaded to fall for these transparent attempts to change the subject any longer.