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AJudicialWatchSpecialReport:
TheFinancialandStaffingNexusBetweentheOpen
SocietyFoundationsandtheUnitedStatesGovernment
AdvancingaRadicalLeftistAgendaatU.S.TaxpayerExpense
November30,2018
JudicialWatch 4253rdStreet,SW Suite800 Washington,DC20024
Tel:202-646-5172 www.JudicialWatch.org info@judicialwatch.org
JudicialWatchSpecialReport:TheFinancialandStaffingNexusBetweentheOpenSociety
FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment
Introduction
November30,2018
JudicialWatchpromotestransparency,integrityandaccountabilityingovernment,
politicsandthelaw.Wecarryoutourmissionthroughinvestigations,research,litigation
andpubliceducation.AspartofoureducationalactivitiesweproduceSpecialReportson
importantpublicpolicymattersinordertoilluminatetheoperationsofgovernmentina
waythatinformsthepublicandholdsourtrustedpublicservantsaccountable.
ThisSpecialReportdescribestheactivitiesofbillionairephilanthropistGeorge
SorosandhisOpenSocietyFoundations(OSF),whicharepartiallyfinancedbyU.S.
taxpayers.Soros,hisfoundationandtheiraffiliatespromoteandadvancearadical,
progressiveagendathatseekstodestabilizelegitimategovernments,erasenational
bordersandidentities,targetconservativepoliticians,financecivilunrest,subvert
institutionsofhighereducation,andorchestraterefugeecrisesforpoliticalgain.TheSoros
networkisengagedinanactiveandongoingefforttoaffectpolitics,economics,and
societiesinEurope(Albania,Macedonia,Romania,Hungary),LatinAmerica(Honduras,
Guatemala,Mexico),andacrosstheglobe.JudicialWatchhassuccessfullyinvestigatedand
litigatedtodocumentthepapertrailleftbytheOSFnetworkasitoperates,attaxpayer
expense,tosubvertandmanipulatethesovereigntyofconstitutionalrepublicsandalliesof
theUnitedStates.
TheSorosoperationsarehighlysophisticatedandmulti-faceted,workingacross
academia;thecourts;laborandagriculture; socialjustice organizations;religious
associations;and,ofcourse,politicalgroups.OSFoperationsalsoutilizeU.S.-basednonprofitorganizationstofurthertheiragenda.KeypersonnelintheSoros/OSFnetwork(and
theiraffiliates)areformerU.S.governmentofficialscapableofleveragingtheirgovernment
statusandaccesstobenefittheOSF sprogressivegoals.
JudicialWatchwillcontinuetoinvestigateandlitigatetoobtainevidencethatwe
willanalyzeaswepursueadditionallinesofinquiryconcerningSorosandtheOpen
SocietyFoundationsaroundtheworldand,inparticular,theUnitedStates.
ThomasFitton
President
Washington,DC
Commentsshouldbedirectedto:
ChristopherJ.Farrell
DirectorofInvestigationsResearch
JudicialWatchSpecialReport:TheFinancialandStaffingNexusBetweentheOpenSociety
FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment
BackgroundandContext
TheOpenSocietyFoundations missionisto: worktobuildvibrantandtolerant
democracieswhosegovernmentsareaccountableandopentotheparticipationofall
people.
TheOSF,anditssubsidiariesandaffiliates,aresubsidizedwithU.S.taxpayermoney,
totalinghundredsofmillionsofdollars.SeniorU.S.governmentofficialshaveleveraged
theirpositionsforpost-governmentemploymentwithOSFprograms,sometimesseeking
taxpayerfundingfortheverysamespecialties,functionsandregionsthatinvolvedtheir
governmentemployment.
ItisimportanttocontextualizetheoperationsandfinancingoftheOpenSociety
Foundations.Ayearago,Sorostookdramaticactiontostepuphisleftistpoliticalactivities.
AsreportedbytheWallStreetJournalonOctober17,2017,Sorostransferred$18billionto
hisOpenSocietyFoundation:
The pioneer hedge-fund investing has transferred the bulk
his wealth Open Society Foundations
***
Open Society today has broad mandate driven largely its
founder values. operates through network more than
foundations and offices countries from Afghanistan South
Africa.
Mr. Soros has urged developed countries Europe and elsewhere share the burden increased migration from conflict-ridden
countries [conflict, appears, Soros groups help foment]. AntiSoros politicians Macedonia, Poland and some other European
countries have attacked foreign-funded groups, including Open
Society, for what they see outside interference their affairs.
1TheOpenSocietyFoundationsInternetwebsitemissionstatement,
https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org. GeorgeSorosTransfers$18BilliontoHisFoundation,CreatinganInstantGiant, WallStreetJournal,
October17,2017(https://www.wsj.com/articles/george-soros-transfers-18-billion-to-his-foundationcreating-an-instant-giant-1508252926).
JudicialWatchSpecialReport:TheFinancialandStaffingNexusBetweentheOpenSociety
FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment
ThreeyearsbeforethismassivetransferofwealthtotheOpenSocietyFoundation,
InsidePhilanthropyreported:3
The Open Society Foundations bigger than you think. fact,
may the largest philanthropic organization ever built, with
branches countries. While the Gates Foundation spends
more money, OSF has larger footprint worldwide thanks its
many local offices, including throughout Africa. OSF budget
will around $930 million this year which substantially more
than Ford [Foundation] total grantmaking.
OnemightreasonablywonderwhyU.S.taxpayerswouldbeaskedtofundthe
activitiesofsuchawealthy,sophisticated,highlypoliticized, philanthropic organization.
In2018,OSFprojectedexpending$537,000,000ingrantsandprogramfunding
throughouttheworld.4The2018OSFbudgetexceeds$1billion.WhiletheOSF sselfprofessedgoalsofstrengtheningtheruleoflaw,supportingdemocraticallyelected
governments,promotingfairnessinpolitical,legal,andeconomicsystems,and
safeguardingfundamentalrightsmayseeminnocuous orevennoble therealityisfar
different.Sorospromotesaradicalleftagenda.IntheUnitedStates,thishasincluded:
PromotinganopenborderwithMexicoandfightingimmigrationenforcement
efforts;5
Fomentingracialdisharmonybyfundinganti-capitalistracialistorganizations;6 Philanthropyvs.Tyranny:InsidetheOpenSocietyFoundationsBiggestBattleYet, InsidePhilanthropy,
September14,2015(https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2015/9/14/philanthropy-vs-tyrannyinside-the-open-society-foundations.html) OpenSocietyFoundations:AboutUs:Expenditures.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/expenditures).OSF2018budgetoverview:
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/open-society-foundations-2018-budgetoverview-20181107.pdf,p. 4).Theorganization migrationbudget nearlydoublingbetween2017and
2018(from$34.4millionto$63.3million)anditsspendingonU.S.programsincreasingby21percent(from
$100.4millionto$121.1million). OpenSocietyU.S.ProgramsBoardMeeting, DCLeaks.September3-4,2013.
(https://fdik.org/soros.dcleaks.com/download/index.html%3Ff=%252Ffinal%2520book.pdft=us);and,
WND, BorderCaravan?CallItTheGeorgeSorosExpress, April29,2018.
(https://www.wnd.com/2018/04/border-caravan-call-it-the-george-soros-express/). OpenSocietyFoundations 2015-2018U.S.Programsplanlistsanumberofredistributionistpolicygoals
andsetsouttheorganizationsthatwillfunctionaseither anchor core granteesforthatspecificsetof
goals.Includedamongthesegranteesareanumberofhot-buttonleft-wingcontemporaryorganizationssuch
astheBlackLivesMatteralignedgroupColorofChange,UnidosUS(formerlytheNationalCouncilofLaRaza),
andtheNAACP. InfluenceWatch,
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FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment
FinancingtheBlackLivesMattermovementandotherorganizationsinvolvedinthe
riotsinFerguson,Missouri;7
Weakeningtheintegrityofourelectoralsystems;8
Promotingtaxpayerfundedabortion-on-demand;9
Advocatingagovernment-runhealthcaresystem;10
OpposingU.S.counterterrorismefforts;11
Promotingdubioustransnationalclimatechangeagreementsthatthreaten
Americansovereignty;12and,
WorkingtopromoteguncontrolanderodeSecondAmendmentprotections.13
TheSorosfoundationsfundedtheliberalthinktankCenterforAmericanProgress
(CAP)(foundedbyformerHillaryClintoncampaignchairmanJohnPodesta,whoremains
(https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/open-society-foundations/);and,Meza,Summer, BlackLives
MatterWantstoBringDownWhiteCapitalismwithBlackChristmas,Newsweek,November28,2017.
(https://www.newsweek.com/black-lives-matter-black-christmas-capitalism-724309).
7Richardson,Valerie. BlackLivesMattercashesinwith$100millionfromliberalfoundations. Washington
Times.August16,2016.(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/16/black-lives-matter-cashes100-million-liberal-foun/);and,Riddell,Kelly, GeorgeSorosfundsFergusonprotests,hopestospurcivil
action, WashingtonTimes,January14,2015.
(https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-tospur/).
8Higgins,Sean, Soros$5millionbankrollssuitstostopvoterIDlaws, WashingtonTimes,June6,2015.
(https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/soros-5-million-bankrolls-suits-to-stop-voter-id-laws).
9OpenSocietyFoundation,Women sRightsProgram.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/women-s-rights-program).
10VanBooven,Valerie, BillionaireSorosFundingEfforttoPutUniversalHomeCareonBallotinMaine, Home
CareDaily,February14,2018.(https://www.homecaredaily.com/2018/02/14/billionaire-soros-fundingeffort-to-put-universal-home-care-on-ballot-in-maine/).
11OpenSocietyFoundation,NationalSecurityandCounterterrorismProgram.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/topics/national-security-counterterrorism).
12GeorgeSoroswasamemberoftheU.N. sHigh-LevelAdvisoryGrouponMobilizingClimateChange
Resources,https://www.un.org/press/en/2010/sga1223.doc.htm,andtheOpenSocietyFoundationwasa
foundingfunderoftheClimatePolicyInitiative
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/open-society-foundations-2018-budgetoverview-20181107.pdf,p.8;https://climatepolicyinitiative.org/us/)
13NRAInstituteforLegislativeAction, Anti-GunBillionaireGeorgeSorosPumps$18BillionintoHisPolitical
Apparatus, October20,2017.(https://www.nraila.org/articles/20171020/anti-gun-billionaire-georgesoros-pumps-18-billion-into-his-political-apparatus).
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ontheCAPBoardofDirectors14),andtherelated501c(4)CAPActionFundtothesumof
$1.835milliondollarsin2016and2017.15OSFprogramstrategydocumentsdescribeCAP
asan anchor granteeoftheorganization.16ThecurrentPresidentofCAP,NeeraTanden,
wasPolicyDirectorofHillaryClinton s2008presidentialcampaign,anddomesticpolicy
directorfortheObamacampaign.AdditionalCAPBoardmembersincludeTomSteyerand
Sen.TomDaschle.17
SorosfoundationsalsofundedtheAssociationofCommunityOrganizationsfor
ReformNow(ACORN)anditsrelatedentities,andDemocraticvoterturnoutinitiatives.In
2003,SorosdescribeddefeatingPresidentGeorgeW.Bushas, thecentralfocusofmylife,
anddonatedmorethan$15milliontoanti-Bushorganizationsandefforts.18AttheJanuary
2018WorldEconomicForuminDavos,Switzerland,SorosattackedPresidentTrumpand
describedhimasa dangertotheworld.
Similarly,inEurope,Sorosandhisfoundationshavesoughttoerasenational
bordersandidentities,20targetedconservativepoliticians,21financedcivilunrest,22
14Lorber,Jamie, CAPFacesChallengesasPodestaStepsBack, RollCall,October25,2011.
(https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-board/,http://www.rollcall.com/news/Center-forAmerican-Progress-Faces-Challenges-as-John-Podesta-Steps-Back-209775-1.html).
15OpenSocietyFoundationGrantsDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase/?filter_keyword=center%20for%20american%20progress).
16OpenSocietyFoundation, U.S.Programs2015-2018Strategy.
(https://web.archive.org/web/20170227181554/http:/dcleaks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2016/soros/strategies/usp-2015-2018-proposed-strategy.pdf).
17CenterforAmericanProgress,BoardofDirectors.(https://www.americanprogress.org/about/c3-board/).
18Borger,Julian.FinancierSorosPutsMillionsintoOustingBush.TheGuardian(UK),November12,2003
(https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/nov/12/uselections2004.usa)
19Edwards,Valerie.TheyareaDangertotheWorld:BillionaireClintonSupporterGeorgeSorosSaystheTrump
AdministrationWantstoCreateaMafiaState.DailyMail(UK),January25,2018
(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5314897/George-Soros-calls-Trump-blistering-Davosspeech.html)
20Gorondi,Pablo, Hungary sleader:EUandSorosseekto Muslimize Europe, SeattleTimes,July22,2017.
(https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/hungarys-leader-eu-and-soros-seek-to-muslimize-europe/)
21Adam,Christopher, HungaryExplainsWhy Persecuted FormerMacedonianPMDeservesAsylum,
HungarianFreePress,November14,2018.(http://hungarianfreepress.com/2018/11/14/hungary-explainswhy-persecuted-former-macedonian-pm-deserves-asylum/).
22CRCStaff, Video: GeorgeSoros sEuropeanUprisings, CapitalResearchCenter,April18,2018.
(https://capitalresearch.org/article/featured-video-george-soross-european-uprisings/).
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infiltratedinstitutionsofhighereducation,23andorchestratedamassiverefugeecrisis24
thatwillleavethecontinentforeverchanged.25
JudicialWatchhasfiledfourlawsuitsintheU.S.DistrictCourtfortheDistrictof
ColumbiadirectlyrelatedtouncoveringthefactsabouttheglobalSoros-fundednetworkof
left-wingactivistgroups whatHungarianPrimeMinisterViktorOrbancallsSoros
MercenaryArmy organizedinpartthroughtheSorosOpenSocietyFoundationand
hisEastWestManagementInstitute.ThedocumentsuncoveredbyJudicialWatchthrough
aseriesoflawsuitsrevealthattheObamaadministrationturnedoverkeyState
DepartmentactivitiestoGeorgeSoros OSF.JudicialWatchreportingsuggeststheDeep
StatecontinuestobealignedwithSorosascareerandholdoverStateDepartmentofficials
incountriessuchasAlbania,Colombia,Guatemala,MacedoniaandRomaniahelpOSFpush
itsradicalagenda.
WhatU.S.TaxpayersFund
ThevastmajorityofU.S.GovernmentfundingforSoros entitiesistotheEast-West
ManagementInstitute(EWMI),whichhefoundedin1989.27ADirectoroftheEWMI,
GeorgeVickers,waspreviouslytheDirectorofInternationalOperationsattheOpenSociety
Institute(OSI).28TheEWMImanagesprojectfortheU.S.AgencyforInternational
Development(USAID)aroundtheworld,includinginAzerbaijan29,Georgia30,Macedonia31,
andAlbania32.EWMIhasreceived$72.5millioninUSAIDcontractssince2004.
23OpenSocietyFoundation,HostUniversityGuide.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/2019-civil-society-leadership-awards-hostuniversity-guide-20180320.pdf).
24Hasson,Peter, GeorgeSoros:EUShouldDealWithRefugeeCrisisbyKeepingBordersOpen,TakingOn
Debt, DailyCaller,May30,2018.(https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/30/george-soros-europe-refugee-crisiskeep-borders-open/).
25TheIndependent, SorosFoundationsuesHungaryoverlawsmakingitillegaltohelpasylum-seekersat
EuropeanCourtofHumanRights, September24,2018.
(https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/soros-foundation-hungary-law-asylum-seekersrefugees-migrants-echr-a8553261.html).
26AssociatedPress, Listof200 SorosMercenaries PublishedinHungary, NewYorkPost,April12,2018.
(https://nypost.com/2018/04/12/list-of-200-soros-mercenaries-published-in-hungary/).
27Quandt,Richard.TheChangingLandscapeinEasternEurope.p.338.
28East-WestManagementInstitute. EWMIBoardofDirectors. (https://ewmi.org/BODandStaff).
29U.S.AgencyforInternationalDevelopment. U.S.,AzerbaijanImproveRoadInfrastructureinSaatli. July19,
2017(https://www.usaid.gov/azerbaijan/news-information/press-releases/us-azerbaijan-improve-roadinfrastructure-saatli)
30U.S.AgencyforInternationalDevelopment. ACCESS:StrengtheningCivilSocietyinGeorgia. (http://ewmiaccess.org/about-us/)
31U.S.AgencyforInternationalDevelopment. Macedonia:CivicEngagementProject.
(https://www.usaid.gov/macedonia/fact-sheets/civic-engagement-project)
32East-WestManagementInstitute. Albania:USAIDJusticeforAll. (https://ewmi.org/Countries/Albania)
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Approximately$19millionincontractsarecurrentlyactive.Theorganizationhasalso
received$118.7millioningrantssince1999.$49.2millionworthofgrantsarecurrently
active.33
In2014,theDepartmentofStateawardeda$24,000granttoSoros Central
EuropeanUniversity(CEU).Theenddateforthatprogramisnotlisted.34TheOrban
governmentofHungaryhascriticizedCEUforfailuretomeettheaccreditation
requirementsinHungarianlaw,statingthatCEU, erectedsomethinglikeaPotemkin
campusattheSoros-fundedBardCollege [and]...OtherUSuniversitiescompliedwith
thelawandhaveasignedagreementwiththegovernmentofHungary.
TheAllianceforOpenSocietyInternationalreceivednearly$650,000fromtheState
Departmentbetween2011and2014.36Itspresident,ChristopherStone,istheformer
presidentofOSFandacurrentOSFboardmember.37In2006,theAllianceforOpenSociety
InternationalsuedUSAIDoveraCongressionalrequirementthatorganizationsreceiving
federalanti-AIDSfundingtohaveapolicy explicitlyopposingprostitution. Theissuewas
ultimatelydecidedinAOSI sfavorbytheSupremeCourtin2013.38
AdditionaltaxpayersupportforSoros projectsgoestoorganizationsthatreceive
fundingfrombothOSFandtaxpayers.Examplesinclude:39
InternationalBudgetPartnership:$240,000awardedbyUSAIDinJanuary2018,$6
millionfromOSFfor2016-2018.40JulieMcCarthy,thedirectorofOpenSociety
Foundations FiscalGovernanceProgram,isontheInternationalBudget
Partnership sBoardofTrustees.41
33USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/c239b2f3f8e89653de0bd9e3673883b9)
34USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/613037a068c355ab103b73a0de60893e)
35Kovacs,Zoltan, ConsidertheCEU sso-called campus inNewYork, AboutHungary,November7,2018.
(http://abouthungary.hu/blog/consider-the-ceus-so-called-campus-in-new-york/).
36USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/522a8d30214856eee1f61c7d8b2d9cc4)
37OpenSocietyFoundations. PatrickGaspardtoHeadtheOpenSocietyFoundations.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/patrick-gaspard-head-open-society-foundations)
38USAIDv.AOSI.(http://www.pledgechallenge.org).
39DataderivedfromUSASpending.govandtheOpenSocietyFoundation sgrantdatabasewebsite
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants-database).
40USASpendingGrantSummary.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/award/48341514);and,OpenSociety
FoundationsGrantDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase?filter_keyword=budget%20partnership#OR2016-30645). International Budget Partnerships, Governance. (https://www.internationalbudget.org/who-we-are/governance/).
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FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment
NaturalResourceGovernanceInstitute:$5.5millionawardedbyStateandUSAID
since2011,$4.5millionfromOSFin2016.42TheChairoftheNRGI sBoardof
DirectorsisformerMexicanPresidentErnestoZedillo.TheboardalsoincludesSean
Hinton,whoworksforOSFastheCEOoftheSorosEconomicDevelopmentFund.43
NationalFairHousingAlliance:Nearly$16millionawardedbyHUDsince2008,
$475,000fromOSFin2016.44TheNFHAisaliberalhousingpolicyactivist
organizationthatdescribesitselfas, thenation sonlynationalcivilrightsagency
solelydedicatedtoeliminatingallformsofhousingdiscrimination. InMay2018,
theorganizationsuedtheDepartmentofHousingandUrbanDevelopmentoverthe
department sdecisionnottoimplementtheObama-era AffirmativelyFurthering
FairHousingAssessment tool.45
InternationalCrisisGroup:$4.2millionfromUSAIDfrom2007to2016,$2.25
millionfromOSFin2016.46TheICG sPresidentandCEO,RobertMalley,was
previouslySpecialAssistanttothePresident,SeniorAdvisertothePresidentforthe
Counter-ISILCampaign,andWhiteHouseCoordinatorfortheMiddleEast,North
AfricaandtheGulfregionintheObamaadministration.47GeorgeSorosandhisson,
Alexander,bothserveontheorganization sboardoftrustees,asdoformerClinton
StateDepartmentofficialandcampaignadvisorJakeSullivanandAustralian
diplomatand Russiagate figureAlexanderDowner.48
42USASpendingbyPrimeAward.
(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/5300f2a0a9d29f386ce4a90ab729a908);and,OpenSociety
FoundationsGrantDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase?filter_keyword=natural%20resource%20governance%20Institute).
43NaturalResourceGovernanceInstitute,BoardofDirectors.(https://resourcegovernance.org/aboutus/leadership/board#ErnestoZedillo).
44OpenSocietyFoundationGrantDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase?filter_keyword=national%20fair%20housing);and,USASpendingbyPrimeAward.
(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/6f0419ace1963b98e4ddb5e77e623258).
45Lucas,Fred, AfterCollecting$16MillioninGrantsfromHousingDepartmentinObamaEra,LiberalGroup
SuesAgencyNow, DailySignal,June3,2018.(https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/03/after-collecting16-million-in-grants-from-housing-department-in-obama-era-liberal-group-sues-agency-now/).
46USASpendingbyPrimeAward.
(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/cefd9c71aef4e75758f580989113e043);and,OpenSociety
FoundationsGrantDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase?filter_keyword=international%20crisis%20group).
47InternationalCrisisGroup.(https://www.crisisgroup.org/who-we-are/people/robert-malley-0).
48InternationalCrisisGroup,BoardofTrustees.(https://www.crisisgroup.org/who-we-are/board);and,
Apuzzo,Matt,AdamGoldmanandNicholasFandos, CodeNameCrossfireHurricane:TheSecretOriginsof
theTrumpInvestigation, NewYorkTimes,May16,2018.
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CasadeMaryland:Morethan$5millionfromvariousU.S.agencies(incl.Treasury,
JusticeandLabor)since2010;$370,000fromOSFin2016-2017.49The
organizationisanaffiliateofUnidosUS(formerlyknownastheNationalCouncilof
LaRaza)andoperatesseveraldaylaborcentersinMaryland.CasadeMarylandhas
beencriticizedforprovidingillegalalienswithinformationregardinghowtoavoid
detectionandarrest.50
NationalImmigrationLawCenter:Morethan$200,000fromDOJsince2008,$1.575
millionfromOSFin2016.51TheNILCisapro-immigrationlegalandadvocacy
organization.Accordingtotheorganization s2017AnnualReport,it helped
spearheadthefightforNoMuslimBanEver,pushedinthecourtsandwithCongress
todefendDreamers,andco-ledacoalitiontopreserveimmigrants accesstobasic
necessities. 52TheChairofNILC sBoardofDirectors,SaraGould,alsoservesonthe
boardoftheSoros-affiliatedProteusFund,whichreceivednearly$4millionfrom
theOpenSocietyFoundationsin2016and2017.53OnOctober25,2018the
organizationissuedapressreleaseinresponsetotheadministration splantohalt
the caravan attheborderinwhichitsExecutiveDirector,MarielenaHincapi
says:
This one more disturbing and dangerous development
string xenophobic attacks immigrant communities. With this
threat ban Latinx [sic] immigrants, Trump once again
showing that his racism-driven cruelty has bounds, did
with the implementation the Muslim ban and separation
families the border. Since day one Trump presidency,
has made clear that his administration will anything its
power make immigrants feel unsafe and unwelcome this
(https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/crossfire-hurricane-trump-russia-fbi-muellerinvestigation.html).
49USASpendingbyPrimeAward.
(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/144015fd2a71c20619ff861046ee6c2a);and,OpenSociety
FoundationsGrantDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase?filter_keyword=casa%20de%20maryland#OR2015-23716).
50Simpson,James, CASAdeMarylandandtheCorruptingInfluenceofIllegalImmigration, CapitalResearch
Center,September2012.(http://capitalresearch.org/app/uploads/2012/08/OT0912.pdf).
51OpenSocietyFoundations,GrantsDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase/?filter_keyword=national%20immigration%20law%20center
52NationalImmigrationLawCenter2017AnnualReport.(https://nilc.org/annual-report/).
53ProteusFund,BoardofDirectors.(https://www.proteusfund.org/board-of-directors/);National
ImmigrationLawCenter,BoardofDirectors.(https://www.nilc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/);Open
SocietyFoundation,Partnerships.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/partners_20090720_0.pdf);OpenSociety
Foundation,GrantsDatabase.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grantsdatabase/?filter_keyword=proteus).
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country. will continue stand with our civil rights, Latinx,
immigrant, Muslim, and refugee communities fight these
xenophobic and hateful attacks. are strong. are resilient. will use every tool stop Trump from undermining the
Constitution and international laws and from instituting his
administration agenda impose Latinx ban any form.
TheNILClaunchedaprojectcalled UnitedWeDream whichdescribesitselfasthe
country slargestimmigrantyouth-ledcommunity.Thenonprofithasmorethan
400,000membersnationwideandclaimsto embracethecommonstruggleofall
peopleofcolorandstandupagainstracism,colonialism,colorism,andxenophobia.
Amongitskeyprojectsiswinningprotectionsandrightsforillegalimmigrants,
defendingagainstdeportation,obtainingeducationforillegalimmigrantsand
acquiring justiceandliberation forundocumentedLGBT immigrantsandallies.
Perhapsmostnotoriously,U.S.taxpayersubsidiesandOSFfundingassistedUnited
WeDreaminlaunchingasmartphoneapplicationtohelpillegalimmigrantsavoid
federalauthorities.Theapp,Notifica(Notify),isdescribedinaTexasnewsarticleas
atooltoprotectimmigrantslivingintheU.S.illegallybyutilizinghightechand
onlinesocialcommunications.Withtheclickofabutton,illegalalienscanalert
family,friendsandattorneysofencounterswithfederalauthorities. Immigration
agentsknockingatthedoor? thenewsstoryasks. Now,there sanappforthat,
too.
CenterforaNewAmericanSecurity:InFY2017,itreceivedbetween$250,000and
$499,999fromtheOpenSocietyFoundationsandmorethan$500,000fromtheU.S.
government.57CNASwasfoundedbyKurtCampbellandMicheleFlournoy,who
werelaterappointedtoseniorDODpostsbyObama.InJanuary,ithiredVictoria
NulandasCEO.58NulandwastheAssistantSecretaryofStateforEuropeanand
EurasianAffairsintheObamaadministration.Theorganization sExecutiveVice
PresidentandDirectorofStudies,ElyRatner,wastheDeputyNationalSecurity
AdvisortoVicePresidentBiden.59
54NationalImmigrationLawCenter. TrumpAdministrationIndicatesThatItWillSeektoImplementLatinx
BanatSouthernBorder. October25,2018.(https://www.nilc.org/2018/10/25/trump-administrationindicates-that-it-will-seek-to-implement-latinx-ban-at-southern-border/).
55UnitedWeDream.(https://unitedwedream.org).
56Tallet,OliviaP., Apphelpsprepareillegalimmigrantsinworst-casescenario, HoustonChronicle,April15,
2018.(https://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/Preparing-for-the-worst-case-scenario-12836679.php).
57CenterforaNewAmericanSecurity, CNASSupporters. (https://www.cnas.org/support-cnas/cnassupporters).
58CenterforaNewAmericanSecurity,VictoriaNuland.(https://www.cnas.org/people/victoria-nuland).
59CenterforaNewAmericanSecurity,ElyRatner.(https://www.cnas.org/people/ely-ratner).
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TherearealsomillionsofdollarsintaxpayergrantsgoingtogroupsledbyOSFboard
membersandotherscloselyassociatedwiththeSorosnetwork.Asampleofthegrants
includes:
ChrisStone,mentionedabove,wasthePresidentandDirectoroftheVeraInstituteof
Justicefrom1994to2004.60Therearecurrentlymorethan$23millioninactive
governmentgrantstotheInstitute.61
MariaCattaui,amemberofOSF sglobalboard,isalsoontheboardoftheInstituteof
InternationalEducation,whichhashundredsofmillionsofdollarsinactiveUSG
grants.62CattauiisalsoontheboardoftheaforementionedInternationalCrisis
Group.63SheisaformerheadoftheInternationalChamberofCommerceandan
officialwiththeWorldEconomicForum.64
CeciliaMu oz,formerDomesticPolicyCouncildirectorunderObamaandSeniorV.P.
atLaRaza,iscurrentlyonOSF sU.S.Programsboard.65SheisalsoaVicePresidentat
NewAmericaFoundation,whichhasreceived$4.5millioninUSGgrants,including
$580,000ingrantsthatarecurrentlyactive.66
BryanStevenson,alsoonOSF sU.S.Programsboard,67isthefounderanddirectorof
theEqualJusticeInitiative,68whichreceiveda$347,000grantfromDOJin2013.69
YoeriAlbrecht,amemberofOSF sEuropeanAdvisoryBoard,70isalsothedirectorof
DeBalie,anon-profitbasedintheNetherlands.71DeBaliereceiveda$3,000
DepartmentofStategrantin2009.72
60HarvardUniversity.CurriculumVitaeofChristopherStone.
(https://apps.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/cv/christopherstone.pdf).
61USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/b0698e127d62238401baaf7b5723ba39).
62USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/d8b61b45451d31d083c826a1f9f26d55).
63Op.cit.
64BloombergExecutiveProfile, MariaCattaui.
(https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=5939858privcapId=425172
1).
65OpenSocietyFoundations. Boards:U.S.Programs.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/boards/us-programs).
66USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/f65f8edabcdc6776ce4228aff354099b).
67OpenSocietyFoundations. Boards:U.S.Programs.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/boards/us-programs).
68EqualJusticeInitiative. AboutEJI. (https://eji.org/about-eji).
69USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/cbd4edc0075e312a46a4b0dd3d7087fb).
70OpenSocietyFoundations. Boards:EuropeanAdvisoryBoard.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/boards/european-advisory-board).
71OpenSocietyFoundations. Boards:YoeriAlbrecht.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/yoeri-albrecht).
72USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/c4a9ae3f90bb79c3a602969638dea38c).
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KofiMarfo,amemberofOSF sEarlyChildhoodProgramBoard,isalsoontheboardof
theSocietyforResearchinChildDevelopment,73whichhasreceivedmorethan$6
millioninUSGgrantssince2011.74
DavidHolidayisOSF sregionalmanagerforCentralAmerica.Accordingtohis
biography,he workedforaUSAID-fundedprojectinsupportofcivicadvocacy
organizationsintheaftermathoftheGuatemalanpeaceaccordsandmanageda
projectinElSalvadorthatsupportedcivilsocietyadvocacyaswellastransparency
initiatives.
MichelleScott,theChairoftheEWMIBoardofDirectors,istheGeneralCounselatFair
Health,Inc.76,whichhasreceivednearly$700,000incontractsfromvarious
governmentagenciessince2012.77
Government/SorosFoundationsNexus
ThenexusbetweenOSFandU.S.governmentagenciesarenotjustamatterofU.S.
taxpayerdollarsgoingtodubiousprogramsandOSFoperatingaffiliates.Itisalsoabout
power,policyandinfluence.Staffingandemploymentfactsilluminatethebreadthand
scopeoftheconnectionsbetweenOSFpoliticaloperativesandthetaxpayers employees
insidetheUSG.Hereareafewexamplesworthexamining(n.b.:ThislistofOSF/U.S.
governmentpersonnelisnotexhaustive):
PatrickGaspard,OSF sPresident,wastheDirectorofPoliticalAffairsintheObama
WhiteHouseandtheU.S.AmbassadortoSouthAfrica.78Gaspardhasalonghistoryin
Democraticpartypoliticsandcommunityorganizinginsupportofleft-wingcauses.
ThisincludedservingasthepoliticaldirectorforACORN sNewYorkChapter,an
organizerforthesocialistNewParty,andforJesseJackson s1988presidential
campaign.Hewentontoapositionasthepoliticalvicepresidentofapowerful
ServiceEmployeesInternationalUnion(SEIU)chapterinNewYorkandanactivist
withtheACORN-alignedWorkingFamiliesParty.Heservedasthedirectorof
PresidentObama sOfficeofPoliticalAffairsfrom2009to2011andastheexecutive
73OpenSocietyFoundations. Boards:KofiMarfo. (https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/kofi-
marfo).
74USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/8bfc6f86f6e85337608a1564875722b8).
75OpenSocietyFoundations. Staff:DavidHoliday.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/david-holiday).
76East-WestManagementInstitute. AboutEWMI:BoardofDirectorsandStaff.
(https://ewmi.org/BODandStaff).
77USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/107347fff673c9ade1610e7637dfc445).
78OpenSocietyFoundations. Staff:PatrickGaspard.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/patrick-gaspard).
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directoroftheDemocraticNationalCommitteefrom2011to2013,whenObama
appointedhimtobetheAmbassadortoSouthAfrica.ShortlyaftertherulingAfrican
NationalCongressproposedaconstitutionalamendmenttoexpropriatelandfrom
predominatelywhitefarmerswithoutcompensation,Gaspardsentatweetlauding
SouthAfrica sconstitutionas moreinclusive thanthatoftheUnitedStates.79
InNovember2018,GaspardenteredintoaverypublicfeudwithInternetgiant
Facebook,callingforcongressionalhearingsintotheoperationsofthesocialmedia
platformforhiringaconsultingfirmtoexplorethelinkbetweenananti-Facebook
groupcalledFreedomfromFacebookandMr.Soros.80
GaspardaccusedFacebookofspreading, hatefulandblatantlyfalseandanti-Semitic
information activelyengagedinthesamebehaviortotrytodiscreditpeople
exercisingtheirFirstAmendmentrightstoprotestFacebook sroleindisseminating
vilepropaganda Butatbottom,thisisnotaboutGeorgeSorosorthefoundations.
Yourmethodsthreatentheveryvaluesunderpinningourdemocracy.
FacebookreportedlyhiredaresearchconsultingfirmtolookintoMr.Sorosafterhe
calledinternet monopolies menace inaJanuaryspeechattheWorldEconomic
Forum.InaninterviewonPBSwithChristianeAmanpour,Mr.Gaspardwentfurther
inhisconspiracytheorydefense,claimingFacebook sinvestigationofSorosfunding
wasa blackopsfalseflagoperation, andthat, Ifindithardtobelievethatone
wouldgoaftersomeonelikeGeorgeSoros,whoasyousaidisafigureofsomenote,a
figurewhorecentlyreceivedapipebombinhismailboxasaconsequenceofthese
kindsofvirulent,hatefilledcampaigns
Inapublishedinternalposting,FacebookexecutiveElliotSchragewrote, Wehadnot
heardsuchcriticismfromhim[Soros]beforeandwantedtodetermineifhehadany
financialmotivation. Mr.SchragestatedthatFacebook sconsultingfirm,
79PatrickGaspard,Twitter,(https://twitter.com/patrickgaspard/status/952211842939740162?lang=en).
80DeepaSeetharaman, SorosPhilanthropyPresidentCallsforU.S.LawmakerstoReviewFacebook, Wall
StreetJournal,Nov.22,20186:28p.m.ET.(https://www.wsj.com/articles/soros-philanthropy-presidentcalls-for-u-s-lawmakers-to-review-facebook-1542929287).
81AmirTibon, SorosFoundationSlamsFacebookforSpreadinganti-SemiticSmearsAgainstJewish
Billionaire, Haaretz,November14,2018.(https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-soros-foundationslams-facebook-for-spreading-anti-semitic-smears-against-jewish-bil-1.6656750).
82AmanpourCo., PatrickGaspardontheFacebookControversy, PublicBroadcastingService,Nov.20,
2018.(https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/patrick-gaspard-on-the-facebookcontroversy/)
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researchedthis[thelinkbetweenananti-FacebookgroupcalledFreedomfrom
FacebookandMr.Soros]usingpublicinformation.
AccordingtotheNewYorkTimes,Facebook sresearchconsultingfirm(Definers
PublicAffairs), alsoreliedonMr.Schumer,theNewYorksenatorandSenate
Democraticleader.HehaslongworkedtoadvanceSiliconValley sinterestsonissues
suchascommercialdroneregulationsandpatentreform.Duringthe2016election
cycle,heraisedmoremoneyfromFacebookemployeesthananyothermemberof
Congress,accordingtotheCenterforResponsivePolitics.Mr.Schumeralsohasa
personalconnectiontoFacebook:HisdaughterAlisonjoinedthefirmoutofcollege
andisnowamarketingmanagerinFacebook sNewYorkoffice,accordingtoher
LinkedInprofile.
Mr.Gaspard spublicrelationsstrategyincludesadhominemsmearsasatechniqueto
silencecriticsanddiscourageinvestigationofOSFandMr.Soros.Mr.Gaspardmade
hisclaimsofFacebookanti-SemitismdespiteFacebookChairmanandCEOMark
Zuckerberg85andFacebookChiefOperatingOfficerSharylSandberg,86bothofwhom
arereportedlyJewish.Interestingly,inJuly2017,Israel sforeignministrydenounced
Soros, whocontinuouslyunderminesIsrael sdemocraticallyelectedgovernments,
saidforeignministryspokesmanEmmanuelNahshon,addingthatSorosfunded
organizations, thatdefametheJewishstateandseektodenyittherighttodefend
itself.
Clearly,Mr.GaspardishighlyreactiveandanaggressiveadvocateonbehalfofOSF
andMr.Soros.AsMs.AmanpourcommentedinherPBSinterviewofMr.Gaspard,
Well,boyohboy,youarelayingdownthegauntletthere. 88Itisworthnotingthat
public,opensourcescrutinyofaU.S.taxpayerfinanced philanthropic foundation
83Op.cit.
84Frenkel,Sheera,NicholasConfessore,CeciliaKang,MatthewRosenbergandJackNicas, Delay,Denyand
Deflect:HowFacebook sLeadersFoughtThroughCrisis, NewYorkTimes,November14,2018.
(https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-data-russia-election-racism.html)
85Zauzmer,Julie,MarkZuckerbergsayshesnolongeranatheist,believesreligionisveryimportant,
December30,2016,WashingtonPost.(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-offaith/wp/2016/12/30/mark-zuckerberg-says-hes-no-longer-an-atheist-believes-religion-is-veryimportant/?utm_term=.9d2e076e09d7).
86Harris,Paul, TheFacebookExecutiveonaSelf-HelpMission, TheJapanTimes,March16,2013.
(https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/16/world/the-facebook-executive-on-a-self-helpmission/#.XAGN-C3Mx0s).
87Baker,Luke, IsraelbacksHungary,saysfinancierSorosisathreat, Reuters,July10,2017.
(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-hungary-soros/israel-backs-hungary-says-financier-soros-is-athreat-idUSKBN19V1J4).
88Op.cit.
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callingitself OpenSociety generatesreactionsfromMr.Gaspardincludingdemands
forcongressionalhearings;conclusoryaccusationsofanti-Semitismandincitementto
violence;and,claimsofFacebookpoliciesthreateningthevaluesofdemocracy.
InOctober2018,TomPerriellowasnamedthenewExecutiveDirectorofOSF sU.S.
Programsoffice.89HeisaformerDemocraticcongressmanfromVirginiaandState
Departmentofficial.PerriellowasappointedbyObamaasSpecialRepresentative
leadingtheQuadrennialDiplomacyandDevelopmentReviewandtheSpecialEnvoy
fortheAfricanGreatLakes.OSFdescribedMr.Perriello sdutiesas: Perriellowill
overseetheFoundations grantmakingandadvocacyintheUnitedStates,which
focusesonpromotingfullparticipationinAmericancivic,political,andeconomiclife
andensuringthatthecoreinstitutionsofcivilsocietyareeffectiveandaccountableto
thepublic.
DenisReynolds,OSF sDirectorofGlobalSecurity,wasformerlyaSupervisorySpecial
AgentwiththeDiplomaticSecurityServiceattheDepartmentofState.91
NicolasMansfield,theDirectorofLegalProgramsatEWMI,wasformeraprosecutor
withtheDepartmentofJustice.Mansfield isresponsiblefordesigningandmanaging
ruleoflawprogramsindevelopingcountries,includingprogramsrelatedtoreformof
thejudiciaryandjusticesectorinstitutions,accesstojustice,legaleducationandthe
engagementofcivilsocietyinruleoflawreform.
EugeniaMcGill,aDirectoratEWMI,wasaconsultanttoUSAIDfrom2005to2006.
McGilladvisesdevelopmentagencies,governmentsandnongovernmental
organizationsonsocialpolicy,lawanddevelopmentissues,andonaddressinggender
andothersocialconcernsthroughdevelopmentplans,programsandprojects.93
DelinaFico,EWMI sDirectorofCivilSocietyPrograms,waspreviouslythePublic
OutreachandOrganizationalDevelopmentDirectoratChemonics,94acontractorwith
89OpenSocietyFoundations. FoundationsStrengthenWorktoPromoteOpenSocietyValuesintheUnited
States. October10,2018.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/foundationsstrengthen-work-promote-open-society-values-united-states)
90UniversityofChicago. TomPerriello. (http://politics.uchicago.edu/fellows-program/fellow/tomperriello).
91Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/denis-reynolds-8a495b1/).
92GenevaAcademy. NicholasMansfield. (https://www.geneva-academy.ch/the-academy/aboutus/experts/detail/85-nicolas-mansfield).
93ColumbiaUniversity.CurriculumVitaeofEugeniaMcGill.
(https://sipa.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/documents/EMcGill_Resume_August2018.pdf).
94Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/delina-fico-3a895524/).
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tiestotheClintons.95 FicoistheformerwifeofAlbanianPrimeMinisterEdiRama
andwifeofformerMinisterofStateBledi i.Fico,whohasworkedfortheSoros
FoundationinAlbaniasincethe1990s,recentlyreceiveda$9millionUSAIDgrantin
MacedoniathroughacollaborationbetweentheEWMIandthelocalSoros
Foundation.
EmilyRenard,aSeniorPolicyAdvisoratOSF,wasformerlyaForeignServiceOfficer
andtheAfricaPolicyOfficerforState sBureauofDemocracy,HumanRights,and
Labor.Renardalsoworkedforthe, AfricaCenterforStrategicStudiesattheU.S.
DepartmentofDefensewhereshedevelopedprogramstopromotehumansecurity.
RenardalsoworkedfortheNationalFilmBoardofCanadainMontrealandthe
ModernAmericanLanguageSchoolinSana a,Yemen.
JeffGoldstein,currentlytheDeputyHeadofMissionattheOSCEMissioninSkopje,
wasformerlyaSeniorPolicyAnalystattheOpenSocietyInstitute.Priortothat,he
wasaForeignServiceOfficeratstatefor25years.98Goldsteinwasoneofthepeople
presentatHillaryClinton s2010meetingwithSoros(aswasMichaelMcFaul the
firstnon-careerdiplomattobetheU.S.AmbassadortoRussia(2012 2014);and,an
Obamanationalsecurityadvisorcreditedwithbeingthearchitectofthe Russia
Reset. ).99
DianaL.MorrisistheDirectorofOpenSocietyInstitute Baltimore.Shewas
previouslyanattorney-advisorintheOfficeoftheLegalAdvisorattheDepartmentof
State.100
MortonHalperinisaSeniorAdvisoratOSF.HewaspreviouslytheDirectorofPolicy
PlanningattheStateDepartmentundertheClintonadministration.101Halperinwas
95WashingtonTimes. FailedAfghanProjectHighlightsClinton sContractorTies. June26,2015.
(https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/failed-afghan-project-highlights-clintons-contractor-ties).
96Exit, SenatorstoSecretaryTillerson:InvestigateLinksofUSAIDandSorosinAlbania, March15,2017.
(https://exit.al/en/2017/03/15/senators-to-secretary-tillerson-investigate-links-of-usaid-and-soros-inalbania/).
97Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyrenard/).
98Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-goldstein031a3b25/?originalSubdomain=mk).
99Javers,Eamon. Here sWhoWasintheRoomWhenClintonMetwithSorosattheStateDepartment. CNBC.
August30,2016.(https://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/30/heres-who-was-in-the-room-when-clinton-metwith-soros-at-state-dept.html).
100OSIBaltimore. DianaL.Morris. (https://www.osibaltimore.org/staff/diana-l-morris/).
101OpenSocietyFoundations. Staff:MortonHalperin.
(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/morton-halperin).
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suspectedofbeingaspyfortheSovietUnionwhileworkingattheState
Department.102
DavidMandel-Anthony,aSeniorPolicyAdvisorintheStateDepartment sOfficeof
GlobalCriminalJustice,wasformerlyaresearcherattheOpenSocietyFoundation.He
alsoworkedfortheInternationalCriminalTribunalfortheformerYugoslavia,
HumanityinAction,HumanRightsWatch,thePublicInternationalLawandPolicy
Group,andtheInternationalCenterforTransitionalJustice.103
MaryGardnerCoppolaisaForeignPolicyAdvisorfortheU.S.MarineCorpsandwasa
ForeignServiceOfficeratStatefortenyears.ShewaspreviouslyandAnalystwiththe
OpenSocietyInstitute.104
LaurenTroyisaStatePolicyAdvisorwiththeDepartmentofJustice.Shepreviously
workedfortheOpenSocietyFoundationsfortwoyearsinanunspecifiedcapacity.105
JamesGrahamWilsonisaHistorianattheDepartmentofState.Hepreviously
internedfortheOpenSocietyFoundations.106WilsonreceivedhisPh.D.indiplomatic
historyfromtheUniversityofVirginiain2011andhisB.A.fromVassarCollegein
2003.HecurrentlyworksonSovietandNationalSecurityPolicyvolumesforthe
ForeignRelationsoftheUnitedStates(FRUS)series.107
W.BryceKincaidisaForeignServiceOfficerwithStatecurrentlypostedinUkraine.
ShewasformerlyalegalclerkwithOSF.108
SarahCross,aSeniorPolicyAdvisorwithOSF,wasformerlyaPolicyAnalystwiththe
DepartmentofStateandwastheDirectorofHumanRightsattheNSCfrom2016to
2017.109
102Sperry,Paul. ToRussiawithLove? WorldNetDaily.May19,2000.
(https://www.wnd.com/2000/05/7246/).
103Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mandel-anthony-798913b7/).
104Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-gardner-coppola-4bb912143/).
105Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-troy-985621aa/).
106Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-graham-wilson-5680652a/).
107WilsonCenter,HistoryandPublicPolicyProgramGuestSpeaker.
(https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/james-graham-wilson).
108Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/wbrycekincaid/).
109Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cross-15a68835/).
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ElisabethSocolowisaForeignServiceOfficercurrentlyservinginSeoul.Shewas
previouslytheAssistantDirectorforForcedMigrationProjectsatOSF.110
LuisDeBacaiscurrentlyaFellowatOSF.UntilFebruary2017,hewastheDirectorof
DOJ sSexOffenderSentencing,Monitoring,Apprehension,Registration,andTracking
(SMART)office.HewaspreviouslyanObama-appointedAmbassadortoMonitorand
CombatTraffickinginPersons.111
GabiChojkierwastheObamaWhiteHouse sSeniorDirectorofHispanicMedia.She
waspreviouslyaSeniorCommunicationsAdvisoratUSAIDaCommunicationsofficer
atOSF.112
AndrewLohsen,MonitoringOfficeratOSCE smissiontoUkraine,waspreviouslya
ResearchConsultantatOSF.113
Caravan-RelatedActivitiesFundedbyOSF
InlateOctober2018,JudicialWatchdispatchedaninvestigativeteamtoGuatemalato
reportonthe caravans ofHonduransandothersstreamingnorthtoentertheUnited
States.Thepopularmainstreammedianarrativeofdesperatemigrants manyofthem
womenandchildren seekingabetterlifeishardlyaccurate.Theinitialcaravanconsisted
oflargegroupsofmen,somewithcriminalhistories,aggressivelydemandingthattheU.S.
takethemin.DuringavisittotheGuatemalantownofChiquimula,about35milesfromthe
Honduranborder,JudicialWatchencounteredarowdygroupofabout600men,ages17to
about40,marchingnorthonanarrowtwo-lanehighway.ThemensoughtjobsinAmerica
andimprovedeconomicopportunities notpoliticalasylum.Onemaninhis30s
contradictedmediareportsthatcaravanparticipantsarefleeingviolenceandfearfortheir
life. renotscared, hesaidwavinghisindexfingerasothersaroundhimnoddedin
agreement. regoingtotheUnitedStatestogetjobs. Otherschanted vamos
paraall Trump! (We recomingTrump)astheyclenchedtheirfistsintheair. Weneed
moneyandfood, saida29-year-oldmanwhomadethetrekwithhis21-year-oldbrother.
AllofthemigrantsinterviewedbyJudicialWatchrepeatedthesamerehearsedline
whenaskedwhoorganizedthecaravan,insistingitwasaspontaneouseventeventhough
therewereclearlyorganizersshoutinginstructionsinSpanishandputtingselectpersonsin
110Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-socolow-91a72a5/).
111Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-c-debaca-53a29253/).
112Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/gchojkier/).
113Linkedin.comPublicProfile.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlohsen/).
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frontofcamerasforinterviews.Afewclaimedtheyheardaboutitonlocalnewsin
Honduras.Allofthemsaidthecaravanwasnotaboutpoliticsbutratherpoverty. Ijust
wanttogetbacktotheU.S., saida32-year-oldmanwhoadmittedhehasbeendeported
fromtheU.S.twice. Wearealljustlookingforwork. Thegroupradiatedasenseof
empowerment.Onemarcher,whoappearedtobeinhislateteens,yelled yougolivein
Hondurasandseewhatit slike!
Guatemalanintelligenceofficialsconfirmedthatthecaravanthatoriginatedinthe
northernHondurancityofSanPedroSulaincludesamultitudeofSpecialInterestAliens
(SIA)fromthecountriessuchasBangladesh,SriLanka,andAngola,aswellasother
criminalelementsandgangmembers.Themigrantcaravanmarchingnorthboundthrough
CentralAmericaisan elaboratelyplanned movementthat sbenefitinghumansmugglers
andbringingdisturbingnumbersofviolentgangmembersandothercriminalelements
throughGuatemala,accordingtogovernmentsourcesinthecapitalcity. MS-13gang
membershavebeendetainedandcoyotes(humansmugglers)arejoiningthemarchwith
clientswhopaytogetsmuggledintotheUnitedStates, aGuatemalanofficialtoldJudicial
Watch.
Guatemalangovernmentofficials,toincludePresidentJimmyMorales,pointedto
Leftistorganizations asorganizersandsupportersofthecaravan,seekingtodestabilize
governmentsintheregionandmanipulatethemigrantsforpoliticalpurposes.President
Moralesstatedthathewantedthegroupsbehindthecaravaninvestigatedcriminallyfor
creatingtheconditionsthatendangerthemigrantsontheirlong,perilousjourney,aswell
asviolatingimmigration,customsandbordersecuritylaws.
LeftistorganizationsreceivingOSFfinancingwhicharereportedlypromoting,
organizingandsupportingthecaravaninclude:
TheCatholicLegalImmigrationNetwork(CLINIC)isthelargestnetworkofnonprofit
immigrationlegalservicesprogramsinthecountry.114CLINICwasoneofthe
foundingorganizationsoftheCARAFamilyDetentionProBonoProject,115which
reportedlyhelpedtocoordinatePuebloSinFronteras[PeopleWithoutBorders]
previousmigrantcaravan.116AlexMensing,117anorganizerwithPuebloSinFronteras
114CatholicLegalImmigrationNetwork.(https://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/annualreport/Annual-
Report-2016-Final.pdf).
115Ibid.(https://cliniclegal.org/about-us/programs/CARA).
116Wynne,Stephen, SorosFundingCatholicOpenBordersPush, ChurchMilitant,April6,2018.
(https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/catholic-group-colludes-with-soros-on-open-borders).
117https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-mensing-13b54028/.
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whoisinvolvedinthecurrentcaravan,waspreviouslyacoordinatorwiththeCARA
project.CLINICreceived$150,000fromOSFin2016.CLINIChasreceivedmorethan
$4.2millioningrantsfromHHS,DOJ,andDHSsince2006.118
TheAmericanConstitutionSocietyreceived$2,250,000fromOSFin2016.Ithasbeen
highlycriticalofthePresident simmigrationpoliciesandhasorganized
teleconferencebriefingson theCaravan,thePresident,andtheConstitution. 119
CentroparalaAcci nLegalenDerechosHumanos(CenterforLegalActioninHuman
Rights,CALDH)receiveda$100,191humanrightsgrantfromtheOpenSociety
Foundationsin2015.In2013,itreceiveda$25,000grantfromtheOSF.Thereare
manysimilarly-fundedorganizations,includingthoselistedinJudicialWatch sSpecial
Report: GeorgeSoros OpenSocietyFoundationActivitiesinGuatemala. 120
TheLawyersCommitteeforCivilRightshasreceived$3.3millionfromOSFsince
2016.TheorganizationsuedtheTrumpadministrationovertheimmigration
executiveorderandtheinclusionofacitizenshipquestiononthe2020censusform.
AmnestyInternational,whichhasreceivedmorethan$300,000fromOSF,iscurrently
runningafundraisingcampaignbasedonitsassistancetothemigrantcaravan:
118USASpending.(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/search/0bcf0ad3ebf5093ec86f26d02545d68f)
119AmericanConstitutionSociety(https://www.acslaw.org/).
120JudicialWatch sSpecialReport: GeorgeSoros OpenSocietyFoundationActivitiesinGuatemala.
(https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/04/u-s-funds-entities-promoting-soros-radical-globalistagenda-guatemala/).
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TheNationalImmigrationProjectoftheNationalLawyersGuildisalongtime
beneficiaryofOSFgrants.121TheNewYorkTimes,describedtheirlegalassistanceto
caravanmigrants:
Some clustered around volunteer American lawyers who
arrived the shelter explain the basics asylum law.
People don flee their country and through the arduous trip
foot unless the situation desperate, said Gilbert Saucedo, Los
Angeles lawyer who helped organize the volunteers through
the National Lawyers Guild. [Emphasis added.] have talked maybe 100 people today, said Saturday,
and maybe percent had credible cases the surface. Yet
many lack the documents they need provide evidence. 122
TheCenterforConstitutionalRightsandAlOtroLadofiledalawsuitagainstthe
administrationonOctober15thchallengingtheadministration spolicy,institutedin
responsetothecaravans,ofturningbackasylumseekersattheborder.123TheCCR
received$530,000fromOSFin2016.
HumanRightsFirst,whichactivelyopposestheadministration simmigration
enforcementefforts,124hasreceivedover$1millionfromOSFsince2016.
ChurchWorldService,whichprovidesassistancetoimmigrantsandrefugees,
received$179,600fromOSFin2017.OnOctober19th,theorganizationissueda
pressreleasecriticizingtheadministration sresponsetothecaravanthatquoteits
PresidentandCEOasfollows: dark moment our history nation was when turned
away the St. Louis carrying 900 Jewish families seeking
asylum and returned them the horrors the Holocaust. Today,
121NationalImmigrationProjectoftheNationalLawyersGuildAnnualReport.
https://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/PDFs/annualrepts/2011_annual-report.pdf
122Malkin,Elizabeth, MigrantCaravanIsJustYardsFromU.S.Border,butLongWaitLiesAhead, NewYork
Times,November18,2018.(https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/18/world/americas/mexico-tijuanamigrants-caravan.html).
123CenterforConstitutionalRights. NewLegalFilingLinksHigh-LevelTrumpOfficialstoAsylumTurnback
Policy. October15,2018.(https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/new-legal-filing-linkshigh-level-trump-officials-asylum-turnback).
124https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/topics/immigration-detention.
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asylum protections offer last hope for people facing lifethreatening conditions. CWS and faith communities across the
country demand the administration uphold our moral and legal
obligations welcome people seeking protection. 125
JudicialWatchLitigationUncoversU.S.GovernmentFundingofSoros/OSF
Macedonia
JudicialWatchreportinguncoveredhowtheU.S.governmentquietlyspentmillions
oftaxpayerdollarstodestabilizethedemocraticallyelected,center-rightgovernmentin
MacedoniabycolludingwithSorosorganizations,throughBarackObama sU.S.
AmbassadortoMacedonia,JessL.Baily.AmbassadorBailyworkedbehindthesceneswith
Soros OpenSocietyFoundationtofunnellargesumsofAmericandollarstotheircause.
ThecashflowedthroughtheStateDepartmentandthefamouslycorruptU.S.
AgencyofInternationalDevelopment(USAID)126,whichischargedwithprovidingglobal
economic,developmentandhumanitarianassistance.USAIDallocatedabout$5millionto
leftwingSorosgroupsinMacedoniasince2012,documentsshow,andatleast$9.5million
hasbeenearmarkedbytheagencytointerveneintheBalkannation sgovernmentalaffairs
for2016-2021.127
Accordingtohigh-levelsourcesinMacedoniaandtheU.S.thathaveprovided
JudicialWatchwithrecordsaspartofanongoinginvestigation.TheOSFestablishedand
fundeddozensofleftwing,nongovernmentalorganizations(NGOs)inMacedoniato
overthrowtheconservativegovernment.OneMacedoniangovernmentofficialinterviewed
byJudicialWatchinWashingtonD.C.,calleditthe Sorosinfantry. Thegroupsorganize
youthmovements,createinfluentialmediaoutletsandorganizeviolentproteststo
underminetheinstitutionsandpoliciesimplementedbythegovernment.OneoftheSoros
groupsfundedthetranslationandpublicationofSaulAlinsky RulesforRadicals into
Macedonian.Thebookisatacticalmanualofsubversion,providesdirectadviceforradical
streetprotestsandproclaimsLucifertobethefirstradical.
Withapopulationofabout2million,Macedoniahasoneofthemoreconservative
governmentsinEurope.ThisincludesthelowestflattaxinEurope,closetieswithIsrael
125https://cwsglobal.org/cws-demands-administration-uphold-the-right-of-all-people-fleeing-violence-to-
seek-asylum-and-legal-protection/.
126Sledge,Matt, WatchdogWarnsofCorruptionas$1BillioninU.S.AidFlowstoAfghanistan, Huffington
Post,January30,2014.(https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/usaid-afghanistan_n_4696465.html).
127USAID,CivilSocietyProject.(https://www.usaid.gov/macedonia/fact-sheets/civil-society-project-csp).
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andpro-lifepolicies.Thecountrybuiltaborderfencetocrackdownonanillegal
immigrationcrisisof2015-16thatoverwhelmedlawenforcementagencies.Between
10,000and12,000illegalalienswerecrossingtheGreek-Macedonianborderdailyatthe
peakoftheEuropeanmigrationcrisis,aMacedonianofficialtoldJudicialWatch,andthe
impactwasdevastating.
InJanuary2017,UtahSenatorMikeLeesentAmbassadorBailyaletterasking
questionsinvolvingtheU.S.MissiontoMacedonia sinvolvementinthepoliticalprocess
anditsconnectionstotheOpenSocietyFoundation.128Specifically,theletterasked:
Has the Mission Macedonia selected the Open Society
Foundations the major implementer USAID projects
Macedonia? And, the Open Society Foundations perceived
have political bias Macedonians? this regard would
appreciate further information about the process which projects
and needs for Macedonia are assessed officials country
before requests for proposals are written and grant recipients
program implementers selected.
SixUnitedStatesSenatorsexpressedinterestinUSAIDandStateDepartment
fundingofSoros/OSFoperations.129Intypicalfashion,theStateDepartmentstonewalled
theinquiry.Thesenatorsreceivedanon-responsivereplyinApril2017fromcareerState
DepartmentofficialwhoservedasatopaidetoformerSecretaryofStateHillaryClinton;
workedcloselywithherintheimmediateaftermathoftheBenghaziattacks;and,was
embroiledinClinton semailservercrimes JosephE.MacManus.MacManusessentially
rebuffedthesenators requestforaninvestigationintowhethertheStateDepartmentand
USAIDwereusingtaxpayermoneytosupportliberalcausestheyviewedashavingnoclear
national-securityinterest.TheWashingtonFreeBeaconreported:
MacManus, written response the senators, defended
USAID work without responding their concerns about U.S. tax
dollars supporting Soros causes and their call for State
Department review into those funding decisions.
128 LeeLetterSeeksAccountabilityforUSAmbassadorinMacedonia., January17,2017.
(https://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=09FD00EC-5CA9-4FD4-8A1803EE674A592A).
129 Lee, Inhofe Letter Secretary State, March 14, 2017. (https://www.scribd.com/document/341866712/LeeInhofe-Letter-to-Secretary-Tillerson#from_embed).
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The Department State foreign assistance programs are
rigorously designed, implemented and monitored ensure that
they are based core American values, MacManus said
letter. 130
Ironically,MacManusisnowPresidentTrump snomineeasambassadorto
Colombia.Someanalystsviewthissortof DeepState obstructionandprotectionof
Soros/OSFtaxpayerfinancedpoliticalactivismasthegreatestthreattotheTrump
administrationreining-intheStateDepartmentanditssubsidiaryagencies.Likewise,
legitimatecongressionaloversightisthwartedbycareeristswithimpunity.
ThefactremainsthatmillionsofU.S.taxpayerdollarshavealreadybeenspenton
thisillicitMacedonianoperation(andothersaroundtheworld),andgovernmentagencies
mustbeheldaccountable.
Albania
JudicialWatchobtained32pagesofrecordsshowingtheObamaadministrationsent
U.S.taxpayers fundstoagroupbackedbySoros/OSF,whichusedthemoneytofundleftwingpoliticalactivitiesinAlbania,includingworkingwiththecountry ssocialist
governmenttopushforhighlycontroversialjudicial reform. Therecordsalsodetailhow
theSoros/OSFoperationwasinvolvedin helping theStateDepartmentreviewandmake
grantapplicationsfromothernon-governmentalgroupsforU.S.taxpayerfunding.131
TherecordswereobtainedinaMay26,2017,FreedomofInformationAct(FOIA)
lawsuitagainsttheU.S.DepartmentofStateandtheUSAIDafterbothentitiesfailedto
respondtoMarch31,2017,FOIArequests(JudicialWatchv.U.S.DepartmentofStateand
theU.S.AgencyforInternationalDevelopment(No.1:17-cv-01012)).JudicialWatchagreed
todismissthelawsuitafteritreceivedthedocumentsandpaymentofattorneys fees.
ThenewdocumentsshowUSAIDfundswerefunneledthroughthatagency sCivilSociety
ProjecttobackOSFpoliticaloperationsinAlbania,particularlyOSFeffortstogivethe
socialistgovernmentgreatercontrolofthejudiciary.USAIDreportedlygave$9millionin
2016tothe JusticeforAll campaign,whichisoverseenbySoros sEWMI.
Crabtree, Susan, Conservatives Urge Trump Not Name Former Top Clinton Aide Ambassador Colombia,
Washington Free Beacon, September 15, 2017.
(https://freebeacon.com/politics/conservatives-urge-trump-not-name-former-top-clinton-aide-ambassadorcolombia/).
131JudicialWatchFOIAtoStateDepartment,CaseNo.F-2017-09463,Sept.7,2017documentproduction.
(https://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/jw-v-state-soros-albania-01012/)
130
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InMarch2017,agroupofsixU.S.SenatorsledbySen.MikeLee(R-UT)againsenta
lettertothen-SecretaryofStateRexTillersonaskingthatheinvestigatechargesthatthe
U.S.governmentwasusingtaxpayerfundstoassistSoros/OSFinAlbania.Thelettersaid,
Foundation Open Society-Albania and its experts, with funding
from USAID, have created the controversial Strategy Document
for Albanian Judicial Reform. Some leaders believe that these
reforms are ultimately aimed give the Prime Minister and leftof-center government full control over the judiciary. 132
IntheAlbanianparliament,oppositionleadershavelabeledtheStrategy aSorossponsoredreform. 133
ThenewrecordsreleasedbyJudicialWatchincludeanApril2016memofromthe
U.S.EmbassyinTiranathatrevealsthattheembassy sponsored asurveyalongwith
Soros sOpenSocietyFoundationtomeasureAlbaniancitizens  knowledge,support,and
expectationsonjusticereform. TheSoros/OSFgroupsurveyreportedthat 91%of
respondentseither fullysupport somewhatsupport theneedforjudicialreform. The
polldidnotspecifythetypeofreformtheSoros/OSFgroupwasseeking.134
Also,recordsdatedFebruary2017showthattheStateDepartmentusedtaxpayer
fundstoco-sponsorasecondpollwiththeOSFonjudicialreformsthatwouldessentially
solidifytheleft scontroloftheAlbaniangovernment.ThereportnotesthattheU.S.
Embassy sPublicAffairsSectionandtheOpenSocietyFoundation, eachprovidedfunding
toalocalorganizationtoconductapublicopinionpollonattitudestowardstheJudicial
Reformeffort. 135
TherecordsalsorevealthattheStateDepartmentgavetheSoros/OSForganization
directinputforitsownprogramfundingreviewsinAlbania.TheFebruary10,2017,report EngagementwiththeOpenSocietyFoundationforAlbania notesthat:
Lee, Inhofe Letter Secretary Tillerson, March 14, 2017. (https://www.scribd.com/document/341866712/LeeInhofe-Letter-to-Secretary-Tillerson#from_embed).
133Mejdini,Fatjona, AlbanianOppositionLeaderClaimstobeSorosTarget, BalkanInsight,March28,2017.
(http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/albanian-opposition-leader-claims-of-being-a-soros-s-target-0328-2017).
134U.S.DepartmentofStateCaseNo.F-2017-09463,DocNo.C06353336,Date:09/07/2017.
(http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Pages-from-JW-v-State-Soros-Albania01012-3-10-11.pdf)
135U.S.DepartmentofStateCaseNo.F-2017-09463,DocNo.C06377848,Date:09/07/2017.
(http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Pages-from-JW-v-State-Soros-Albania01012-3-27.pdf).
132
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FoundationsandTheUnitedStatesGovernment one the major assistance providers Albania,
representatives from the Open Society Foundation are frequently
asked participate technical reviews application [sic] that
receive for funding. 136
TheformerU.S.AmbassadortoAlbania,DonaldLu,(nowassignedastheU.S.
AmbassadortoKyrgyzRepublic)wasaholdoverfromtheObamaadministration,and
closelylinkedtoSoros/OSFandthesocialistgovernmentinAlbania.137InMay2017,
AmbassadorLuhelpedundermineAlbanianoppositionpartyplanstoprotestthe
upcomingparliamentaryelectionbydeclaringthattheU.S.wouldrecognizetheelection
resultsevenifoppositionpartiesrefusedtoparticipate.AmbassadorLuhasbeendescribed
intheU.S.pressas adrivingforcebehindAlbania sjudicialreforms. 138
TheObamaadministrationquietlyspentatleast$9millioninU.S.taxpayers
dollarsindirectcollusionwithleft-wingbillionaireGeorgeSoros backingofasocialist
governmentinAlbania.ItisparticularlyoutrageousthattheStateDepartmentallowedthe
Sorosoperationtohelpdirecttaxpayerfundstoothergroups, JudicialWatchPresident
TomFittonsaid. GeorgeSorosisabillionaireandheshouldn tbereceivingtaxpayer
supporttoadvancehisradicalleftagendatounderminefreedomhereathomeand
abroad.
RelatedCases:RomaniaandColombia
Inrelatedcases,JudicialWatchisseekinginformationregardingSoros/OSF
activitiesinRomaniaandColombia.TheOpenSocietyFoundationsofRomanialawsuitwas
filedafterStateandUSAIDfailedtosubstantivelyrespondtoanOctober16,2017,FOIA
requestseekingamongotherrecords:
Allrecordsrelatingtoanycontracts,grantsorotherallocations/disbursementsof
fundsbytheStateDepartmenttotheOpenSocietyFoundation Romaniaand/orits
136U.S.DepartmentofStateCaseNo.F-2017-09463,DocNo.C06377848,Date:09/07/2017.
(http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Pages-from-JW-v-State-Soros-Albania01012-3-27.pdf).
137Wood,L.Todd, Soros-infectedStateDepartmentplayspoliticalgamesinAlbania, TheWashingtonTimes,
February9,2017.(https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/9/donald-lu-george-soros-cohortplays-albania-politi/).
138Nahzi,Fron, Albania:AmbassadorLu sWatchList, HuffingtonPost,December20,2016.
(https://www.huffingtonpost.com/fron-nahzi/albania-ambassador-lus-wa_b_8849026.html).
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personneland/oranyOSFRsubsidiaryoraffiliate.
Allassessments,evaluations,reportsorsimilarrecordsrelatingtotheworkofOpen
SocietyFoundation Romaniaand/oritssubsidiariesoraffiliatedorganizations.
TheSorosOpenSocietyFoundationsofColombialawsuitwasfiledafterStatefailed
torespondtoanOctober23,2017,FOIArequestseekingamongotherrecords:
Allrecordsregardinganycontracts,grantsorotherallocations/disbursementsof
fundsbytheStateDepartmenttotheOpenSocietyFoundation Colombiaand/or
anyOSFsubsidiaries/affiliates,and/orOSFpersonneloperatinginColombia,aswell
asthefollowingentities:FundacionIdeasparalaPaz;LaSillaVacia;DeJusticia;
CorporacionNuevoArcoIris;PazyReconciliacion;GlobalDrugPolicyProgram;and
newsportalLasDosOrillas.
Allrecordsofcommunication,whetherbye-mails,textmessages,orinstantchats,
betweenanyofficials,employeesorrepresentativesoftheStateDepartmentin
Colombia,includingAmbassadorKevinWhitakerandanyofficials,employeesor
representativesoftheOpenSocietyFoundation,itssubsidiaries/affiliates,and/or
thoseentitiesidentifiedinthefirstbullet.
Asinotherpartsoftheworld,anumberofSoros-fundedentitiesandprojectsin
RomaniaarealsofundedbytheUnitedStatesGovernment.TheRomanianCenterfor
IndependentJournalism,whichissupportedbytheOpenSocietyInstituteinNewYork139,
received$17,000fromtheStateDepartmentin2017.140
InFebruary2017,LauraSilber,ChiefCommunicationsOfficerofOpenSociety
Foundationsreportedlycondemned illiberalgovernments intheBalkans,suchas
Macedonia,AlbaniaandRomania,forworkingagainsttheSoros/OSFNGOs.141InRomania,
inMarch2017,theleaderofthegoverningpartyreportedlychargedthattheSoros
foundations thathehasfundedsince1990havefinancedevil. 142
139RomanianCenterforIndependentJournalism.(http://www.cji.ro/parteneri- i-finan atori/)
140USASpending.gov.,GrantSummaryAwardID:SRO10017GR0082
(https://www.usaspending.gov/#/award/50021490).
141BIRNTeam, SorosFoundationBlamesAttacksonIlliberalGovernments, BalkanInsight,February10,
2017.(http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/soros-foundation-rebuffs-balkan-governments-attacks-0209-2017).
142Dunai,Marton, Soros-fundedcharitiestargetedbyTrump-inspiredcrackdowninEastEurope, Reuters,
March23,2017.(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-easteurope-soros/soros-funded-charities-targetedby-trump-inspired-crackdown-in-east-europe-idUSKBN16U17Y).
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Soros/OSFNGOsinColombiaarereportedlyreceivingmillionsfromUSAID143:
VerdadAbierta,aweb-basedportalcreatedbyTeresaRonderos,144directorofthe
OpenSocietyProgramonIndependentJournalism,boastsonitswebsitethatit
receivessupportfromUSAID.145VerdadAbiertahashelpedrewriteColombia
history,elevatingterroriststothesamelevelasthelegitimatepoliceandmilitary
forces,andrebrandingdecadesofmassacres,kidnappings,childsoldiering,and
drugtraffickingbyacriminalsyndicateassimply 50yearsofarmedconflict. 146
FundacionIdeasparalaPaz,147onceledbypeacenegotiatorSergioJaramillo,nowa
memberoftheoversight junta, isfundedbytheOpenSocietyFoundationsandhas
receivedmorethan$200,000inU.S.taxdollars.148
Theleft-wingnewsportalLaSillaVacia,149anotherOpenSocietyinitiative,also
boastsofbeingaUSAIDgrantee.Itscolumnist,RodrigoUprimny,150whose
NGODeJusticia151alsopartnerswithUSAIDandOpenSociety,isconsideredoneof
thearchitectsofthepeacedeal.
FormerNationalLiberationArmyterroristLeonValencia152 OpenSociety
collaboratorandgrantee hasreceivedatleast$1,000,000inUSAIDfunding
throughhisNGOsCorporacionNuevoArcoIrisandPazyReconciliacion,andleft-
143Fowler,Lia, HowSorosUsedUSTaxDollarstoConsolidatePowerinColombia, DailySignal,April12,
2017.(https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/04/12/how-soros-used-us-tax-dollars-to-consolidate-power-incolombia/).
144OpenSocietyFoundation.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/award-winningreporter-lead-open-society-s-work-independent-journalism).
145VerdadAbierta.(https://verdadabierta.com).
146VerdadAbierta, Wardrivestheclashingfactionsinsane, December9,2009,
(https://verdadabierta.com/war-drives-the-clashing-factions-insane/).
147IdeasparaLaPaz,(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/osi-grantee-honored-newmedia-excellence).
148USAID,ForeignAidExplorer,Colombia.
(https://explorer.usaid.gov/query?country_name=Colombiafiscal_year=2015transaction_type_name=Obli
gations)
149OpenSocietyFoundations.(https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/open-societyfellowship/grantees/juanita-leon).
150Segura,HugoGarciaandJuanDavidLaverdePalma, Losarquitectosdelacuerdo, ElEspectador,
September26,2015.(https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/politica/los-arquitectos-del-acuerdo-articulo588936).
151DeJusticia.(https://www.dejusticia.org/en/).
152Melo,RicardoPuentes, nValencia,ElSecuestradorHumanitario, PeriodismosinFronteras,September
19,2011.(http://www.periodismosinfronteras.org/leon-valencia-el-secuestrador-humanitario.html).
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wingnewsportalLasDosOrillas153,whichheco-founded.
In2016,Soros OpenSocietyFoundationsgavemorethan$3.3millionto
organizationsoperatinginColombia.Severalofthoseorganizationshavealsobeen
financiallysupportedbytheUnitedStatesgovernment,havingreceivedmorethan$5
millionfromtheDepartmentofState,USAID,andtheInter-AmericanFoundation(afederal
agency)inrecentyears.OneoftheSoros/OSFfundedentities,anLGBTadvocacy
organization,wasalsoselectedbytheInter-AmericanFoundationasapartnerorganization
initsColombiapeaceprojectinitiative.154
Conclusion
WhyareU.S.taxpayersfundingbillionaire philanthropist GeorgeSorosandhis
highlypoliticizedOpenSocietyFoundations?
ThisreporthasdocumentedanddetailedmillionsofU.S.taxpayerdollarsbeing
spentaroundtheworldtosupporttheradicalleftistgoalsoftheGeorgeSoros Open
Society networks.
TheAmericanpublicisowedaccountabilityforhowitstaxesarespentby
governmentagencies.JudicialWatch sinvestigationsandlawsuitswillcontinue.
153LasDosOrillas.(https://www.las2orillas.co/quienes-somos/).
154Inter-AmericanFoundationColombiaPeaceProjectInitiative.(https://www.iaf.gov/colombia-peace-
initiative/).