EXC: Hunter’s Hard Drive Reveals Biden Transition Team Called Netanyahu ‘Asshole,’ ‘Villain’


Former Senator Ted Kaufman, who’s leading Joe Biden’s transition efforts, and Alexander Mackler, who serves on Biden’s agency review team, repeatedly attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in emails found on Hunter Biden’s hard drive, The National Pulse can reveal.

The January 27th, 2015 email – obtained exclusively by the National Pulse via the hard-drive of the former veep’s son – reveals Hunter Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin forwarding a Politico article about then-Speaker of the House John Boehner inviting Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress.

Schwerin attacks Boehner’s logic as “incorrect,” to which Mackler responds by calling the parties involved – including Boehner and Netanyahu – “assholes”:

Biden, Kaufman, and Mackler email thread.

Kaufman, who is “head” of Biden’s transition effort, also labeled Netanyahu as a “villain” and “great disappointment in so many ways,” writing the following on March 3rd, 2015 on an email thread with Hunter Biden, Alexander Mackler, Beau Biden, and Eric Schwerin:

“Bibi had been a great disappointment in so many ways. The other villain is Boehner – who has buried ” partisanship ends at the water’s edge”

Hours later, Mackler responds “I now understand how you liberal Catholics have been made to feel by past popes. This whole thing makes my blood boil.”

Kaufman attacks Boehner and Bibi.

Yet another email on Hunter Biden’s hard drive, dated November 3rd 2014, reveals Mackler’s distaste for the Israeli leader and the pro-Israel ‘AIPAC’ group. He insists Netanyahu “goes into his cave” and lives in an “AIPAC/Fox News cocoon.”

“Bibi lives in an AIPAC/Fox News cocoon. The further he goes into his cave, the more support he hears and the worse he makes things for Israel.”

AIPAC is an acronym for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Mackler slams Netanyahu.

Mackler now serves on Biden’s Department of Justice transition review team, helping oversee the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Commission on Civil Rights, the National Council on Disability, the United States Access Board, AbilityOne, the State Justice Institute, and the Legal Services Corporation. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Deputy Counsel to Joe Biden.

Kaufman, who is spearheading the transition effort, also serves as Board Chair of the Biden Foundation, served 19 years as Joe Biden’s Senate Chief of Staff, and similarly chaired Biden’s 2008 transition effort.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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