Trump Impeachment Holds Pitfalls and Perils for American Jews

Daniel Sachs Goldman is the lead lawyer of the House Intelligence Committee, and now serves as the Democratic majority’s chief interrogator in the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump. He is matched up against veteran Congress attorney Steve Castor, who represents the Republican majority. At this point, Goldman is winning, not on points, but by knockout.

Which means it’s only a matter of time before Trump brands Goldman with one of his signature disparaging nicknames that will stick with the charismatic attorney for ever more. If Trump stays true to the form that inspired him to dub Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as “Shifty Schiff”, he might tag Goldman as “Greedy Goldman,” “Conman Goldman” or even “Goldman the Globalist”. As with Schiff, his defenders will then wax indignant at any suggestion that Trump’s moniker reeks of anti-Semitism.

Goldman made a name for himself during his decade as a Manhattan prosecutor as a nemesis of top mafiosos and Wall Street embezzlers, before moving on to become a legal analyst for MSNBC. He is not as prominent a target as Schiff, but his background provides far more fertile fodder for anti-Semites seeking “proof” of a Jewish conspiracy against the president.