George Soros is meddling in European politics and Congress has been probing to see if U.S. dollars are funding his shadowy groups as reported by foreign leaders. Some Senators have taken the next step and brought the issue to the State Department level.
Six Senators have signed a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking him to investigate the use of USAIDS funds by George Soros’s Open Society to “promote a Progressive agenda” and “invigorate the political left”.
Credible reports indicate that the U.S. mission in Macedonia has been actively involved in their politics as the Macedonians try to form their own coalition government.
Much of the activity the Macedonians are concerned about according to the letter is the result of US funds going to Soros’s groups.
A citizen’s initiative called “Stop Operation Soros” has also published a white paper alleging U.S. money has been funding violent riots in the streets, as well as a Macedonian version of Saul Alinsky’s far-left handbook “Rules for Radicals.”
The problem extends to other countries including Albania where the Foundation for Open Society, with US Aid, has created a controversial strategy document for Albanian judicial reform that some leaders believe is aimed at giving the Prime Minister and left-of-center government full control of the judiciary.
The letter further warns the “destabilizing effects” of these actions” in a NATO country are clear”, Senator Mike Lee and five co-signers wrote.
Mike Lee, James Inhofe, Thom Tillis, David Perdue, Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy all signed. It’s sad that it wasn’t signed by everyone in Congress or at least every Republican.
The topic came up in February in Hungary.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned of liberal billionaire George Soros’s “trans-border empire” in his annual state of the nation speech, the Associated Press reported.
Orban claimed that groups funded by Soros, which he referred to as “large-bodied predators,” are trying to influence Hungarian politics, according to the AP.
He further accused the Soros empire of deploying “tons of money and international heavy artillery.” Days earlier, Republican lawmakers expressed concerns that U.S. tax dollars are used to fund Soros projects in the conservative-led country of Macedonia.
They’re questioning USAID money going to Soros’ Open Society Foundations as part of a broader concern that the U.S. Embassy has been taking sides in party politics.
People are worried about Russians interfering in U.S. elections and we’re interfering in Macedonia’s elections and Albania’s government.
There is at least pushback against Soros’s hard left operations in some European countries.