Leftist billionaire George Soros tapped into at least $9 million worth of taxpayer dollars when the Obama administration in 2016 allegedly funneled money into a Soros organization called the East West Management Institute, according to Judicial Watch.
Thirty-two pages of government documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealed the alleged maneuver. Judicial Watch launched a lawsuit to get the documents after government agencies initially refused to hand over the public information.
What was the money used for?
Documents show money ended up being used to fuel socialist-communist operations by the Albanian government. That included a survey designed to prove that Albanians were in favor of restricting the powers of the judicial system in their country.
“What’s troubling is obviously Soros needs no taxpayer money to do any of this ‘advocacy’ work,” Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, told Fox News.
But the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development partnered with Soros and essentially allowed him to set U.S. foreign policy, Fitton said.
According to the documents, Soros operatives were also allowed to enter State Department offices and provide technical reviews of other applications for other government funding aimed at Albania.
After receiving the documents and payment of attorneys’ fees, Judicial Watch agreed to drop its lawsuit, according to a statement on its website. Judicial Watch is also investigating Soros-led activities in Romania, Hungary, Guatemala and Colombia.
“The governments are under assault from the Soros-State Department unity effort to bring socialism and stop anything in the area of reform, Constitutionalism — the sort of things Americans would be uncomfortable with,” Fitton told Fox News.
The State Department has denied the allegations.
Has anyone else questioned this?
Last year, a group of senators led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to investigate how taxpayer dollars ended up supporting Soros’ political agendas in several Eastern European countries.
A letter on Lee’s website questions whether millions of taxpayer dollars are being funneled through the USAID and into Soros’ Open Society Foundations, which promote his progressive agendas.
“Foundation Open society-Albania and its experts, with funding from USAID, have created the controversial Strategy Document for Albanian Judicial Reform,” the letter states. “Some leaders believe that these ‘reforms’ are ultimately aimed to give the Prime Minister and left-of-center government full control over the judiciary.”
Judicial Watch is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, according to its website.