Abramoff: “I Was Assassinated” But “All is from Hakadosh Boruch Hu”


jack-abramoffFormer powerful Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff says in an exclusive interview with GestetnerUpdates.Com “it could be” that someone in a powerful place decided to take him out. However, he says he never gave much thought to it. Instead he humbly admits that he did non-kosher things in his lobbying life, for which he served a few years in prison.

“I was the best in this business, but then I was assassinated,” Mr. Abramoff said. However, “All was from Hakadosh Baruch Hu.”

The book Capital Punishment authored recently by the former lobbyist shook up Washington, most notably on the issue of Insider Trading, which permits lawmakers to buy stock in firms of which they have information not available to the public. A person on the street would pay $50,000 to obtain insider information and then he may land up in prison, says Abramoff. “But the lawmakers get the information for free, and it’s legal too.”

The once powerful lobbyist says in the GestetnerUpdates.Com interview that he was not surprised that politicians dropped him the minute things started to unravel. He cites the Mishna which warns that ‘politicians present themselves as friends when things look promising yet are not around when things go tough.’

{Yossi Gestetner Updates/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Pirkei Avos Perek 2 Mishna 3. See also Tiferes Yisrael, Yachin note 25 there.

    I sent Jack that mishna after finishing his book. He said it’s been on his mind for a long time, and was sorry he didn’t study it before he got into trouble.