Is Soros The Source Of Funds Behind The "Muslim Ban" Lawsuits?

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More than a dozen lawsuits and counting have been filed against President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily blocks visas from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.  As of last Friday, one such lawsuit heard by Federal District Judge James Robart, a Bush appointee, in Seattle effectively blocked the enforcement of the executive order nationwide (see here for details: "Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban Nationwide; White House Vows To Challenge 'Outrageous Order'"). 

Of course, mounting this scale of legal crusade is extremely costly, a concern which, as we noted last week, was seemingly alleviated by a massive surge in contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union.  According to the Washington Post, the lawsuits filed by the ACLU prompted a tidal wave of donations which totaled over $24 million in a single weekend, or roughly 6 times the organization's average annual donation tally. 

 

But raising that kind of money that quickly is difficult to do at $20 a pop.  Which is why we weren't terribly surprised to see a note from LifeZette this morning confirming what is likely implicitly understood by most people already, namely that the lawsuits filed against Trump's immigration executive order largely stem from organizations bankrolled by billionaire leftist George Soros and Democratic state attorneys general.

According to LifeZette and the Capital Research Center, Soros's Open Society Institute has given over $35 million to the ACLU alone and millions more to other liberal organizations directly involved in filing lawsuits all around the country. 

Outside of the politicians, the Soros’s Open Society Institute, which advocates for open borders, is financing several advocacy groups that initiated litigation against the order.

 

Leading the way in these lawsuits in several states is the American Civil Liberties Union, which has gotten at least $35.5 million from the Open Society Institute, according to the Capital Research Center, a Washington think tank that investigates nonprofits.

 

Soros also gave $4.6 million to the National Immigration Law Center, which has been involved in litigation, according to the CRC; and $621,000 to the Urban Justice Center, which has an appendage known as the International Refugee Assistance Project that has jumped into the lawsuits, according to CRC.

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Of course, leading the charge of liberal state Attorney Generals in the crusade against Trump's immigration order is none other than NY AG Eric Schneiderman who was praised last August for his attacks against Trump by George Soros's son, Alex.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has carried out a political vendetta against Trump, led 15 other state attorneys general in a joint statement condemning what they called an “unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful the executive order.” The Democratic AGs also said, “Religious liberty has been, and always will be, a bedrock principle of our country and no president can change that truth,” a curious statement from the party that targeted the Little Sisters of the Poor.

 

Last August, George Soros’s son, Alex Soros, posted a picture of himself with Schneiderman on Instagram, and wrote, “Great to meet with #newyork attorney general @ericschneiderman who recognized that @realdonaldtrump was a fraud way before many and has courageously taken him on!”

As we pointed out last August (see "Soros Seeks To "Reshape American Justice System" By Pouring Funds Into "Powerful" District Attorney Races"), funding the campaigns of local district attorneys has been a stated strategy of Soros for some time now.

With hundreds of millions of dollars poured into presidential and congressional elections in the United States it can be difficult, even for mega donors like George Soros, to truly understand how much influence is being "bought."  That's why Soros is pursuing a new strategy to dump millions into the campaigns of local district attorneys, a position which "exercises the greatest discretion and power in the system."  So far, Soros has funneled $3 million into seven local DA races over the past year but his support is "expected to intensify in the next few years, thanks to longer-term planning and candidate recruitment."  In general, Soros looks to fund progressive DAs running on platforms to "reduce racial disparity in sentencing" and support prison "diversion programs" for drug offenders instead of trials that could result in jail time.  As Politico points out:

Prosecutorial discretion gives district attorneys a huge say in the charges and sentences that defendants face. But reform efforts have not traditionally focused on harnessing that power.

 

They are often a very invisible part of the criminal justice system and the political system,” said Brenda Carter, director of the Reflective Democracy Campaign, an arm of the progressive Women Donors Network. “Many people can’t name their district attorney. It’s not an office people think about a lot.”

 

Carter’s group commissioned research in 2015 that found that 95 percent of elected local prosecutors in the U.S. are white and three-quarters overall are white men. It also highlighted a Wake Forest University study that found that a vast majority of prosecutors — 85 percent — run for reelection unopposed.

 

“I found that to be shocking, and I think people are waking up to the untapped potential for intervention in these seats to really change the day-to-day realities of criminal justice,” Carter said. “It’s been really gratifying for us to see the research taken up and run with by different groups around the country.”

Of course, as Matthew Vadum, senior vice president of the CRC, notes, it should come a surprise to precisely zero people that George Soros's fingerprints are all over these latest anti-Trump lawsuits: “It shouldn't surprise anyone that pressure groups funded by George Soros are litigating to keep U.S. ports-of-entry wide open to terrorists and other people who hate America.  Soros has said he wants to bring America down. Flooding the country with Muslim aliens who won't assimilate is one way to do that.”

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InjectTheVenom's picture

DIE ALREADY you evil creepy marxist fossil, and do current and future humanity a yuuuge favor .

ACP's picture

Deport that fucker to Russia under cover of darkness. No court can "overturn" it once he's there.

Oh. and his spirit-cooking son, too.

Son of Loki's picture

The miscreant is also funding many local elections of far left radicals against middle of the road incumbents. Last election he funded a dozen or so "soft on crime" district attorneys some of whom won.

y3maxx's picture

-Soros is the real Hitler.

He wants to give the Rothschilds a run for their money and power.

chunga's picture

It remains a bit of a mystery why Trump hasn't gone after this guy on twitter, at the very least.

InjectTheVenom's picture

ATTENTION PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP :  do you want to go down in history as one of the greatest world leaders of all time ?  Well, here's how... Prosecute Soros NOW (before he croaks).

gladih8r's picture

"Is Soros the source of funding....." ?

The best course of action is to test the theory....  Waste the parasitic fucker, and see if the funding stops.

Sick Underbelly's picture

He has a son, probably well-trained in the bastard-evil ways...plus, Soros is the "face", in my opinion.  The "brains" are hidden somewhere.

If only we could waterboard Soros for who his "handlers" are...then, I think we'd get closer to the real parasitic shits.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Sick Underbelly Feb 6, 2017 2:12 PM

Seems that he's losing focus nowadays. So many fronts, he can't cope with all of them. The right is rising all over the western world...what happened, he can't concentrate anymore?

We should send him to a concentration camp.

He sent his minions in France, Facebook and Google to try and stifle the rise of the Right

French Desperation: Facebook, Google and French MSM ally Ahead of Presidential Poll

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-02-06/french-desperation-facebook-go...

VIVE Le Pen !

HopefulCynical's picture

-Soros is the real Hitler.

He wants to give the Rothschilds a run for their money and power.

No, don't be fooled. Soros is Sauron to the Rothschild Morgoth. And Frodo needs to throw that fucker's ring in the fire, ASAP.

InjectTheVenom's picture

+1000 to the waterboarding idea !!   In fact, let's do it LIVE on primetime TV.... so long as it's not shown exclusively on CNN, cuz we need more than a couple hundred people watching.

DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Sick Underbelly Feb 6, 2017 3:32 PM

George Soros and his other son Jonathan are members of the Rockefeller/CFR. Start there and work your way up. See member lists at cfr dot org.

dark fiber's picture

Because there are things you talk about and don't do and things you just do and never talk about. If Trump wants to shaft this guy he will do it by the book and not take part in any of it directly, because of the political noise it would create.  My guess is he will just send the SEC after him.  Soros is as dirty as they come,  Jim Rogers has written a lot about him and his ethics.

rmopf2010's picture

All Rioters that have been arrested since inauguration day, should have their accounts checked.

Follow the money !!!!!!!!!!!

Then we will know who is behind those spontaneous (LMAO) protests and we will notice that they are well organized and funded

Follow the money !!!!!!!!!!!

 

Pizza any one ?

 

new game's picture

quasi hitleries. enemies of liberty minded folks. of course they don't live in the world they intend to create.

 

wildbad's picture

when droning he, unlike Obama, doesn't like to signal his moves.

as soon as Sessions is in the already prepared papers will be served in the US and Europol i betcha

11b40's picture

I have been pounding the table for decades about how to stop this crap and return the country to the citizens.  It really is simple.

Just make it so that only registered voters can make any type of contribution to political campaigns.  Then, require all contributions to be posted on line within 7 days, and no contributions allowed at all in the last 2 weeks prior to an election.

This takes out all corporate money, union money, foreign money, PAC money, and in kind contributions of goods, services, equipment, etc., and the public can see exactly who is making contributions and how much.  Sunshine.

Plus, if you don't have any interest in registering to vote, can't be bothered, or just such a low information individual that you don't know how or when to register.....then you have no business casting one.

El Vaquero's picture

IMO, you should have to show a working knowledge of how our government is supposed to work before you are allowed to register to vote.  Haven't read the Constitution?  No voting for you!

 

EDIT:  Yes, this would take a Constitutional amendment to pull off.  

HopefulCynical's picture

How about if everyone was required to take the US Citizenship test in order to register to vote?

Chupacabra-322's picture

The discourse in this (Insert Here) Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC., & even amongst the Presstitute's would change practically overnight if an APB, "All Points Bullitin" along with InterPol was issued for the immediate Arrest & Apprehension of George Sorros.

Some are obvious paid Sorros Agent Provocateurs mixed in with actual Leftists. Others are perhaps different left over Occupy Wall Street groups which have spun off into Splinter protesting groups of their own.

You have the Anti Whites, Anti Capitalism, Anti Trump & Racism, BLM Groups. You have the Immigration, Pro Abortion, Pro Gay & Trans Whatever Groups being all sent into a fever pitch because of one person.

Pure Evil Criminal Psychopath Geroge Sorros.

And, they all have one Ideology in Common.

They all favor Socialism & Nations without Borders.

El Vaquero's picture

"Last election he funded a dozen or so "soft on crime" district attorneys some of whom won."

 

Yeah, and my current DA is one of the ones that he funded.  $150k for a fucking primary race from Soros, and his would be opponent dropped out of the race because he knew that he wasn't going to be able to keep up with that kind of funding.  Because of that cocksucker Soros, I didn't even have a choice.  I have met his would have been opponent, and he is a decent stand up guy.  Instead, I get somebody who is going to cater to the SJWs.  Not everything that the guy says he is going to do is bad, like not going after prison time for non-violent drug possession charges, but he is going to ignore that men are the most likely victims of homicide, and concentrate more on women's rights.  

wildbad's picture

same-o happened to sheriff joe.

it took soros MILLIONS to unseat that olde barnacle.. but the olde bastardo did it.

scraping Soros from the bottom of Trump's (and western civilizations) shoe will take some industrial strength poison and mildew cleaner as well as the kind of elbow grease and stamina only a donald can provide.

SoDamnMad's picture

Cut N paste this article and store in your bottom drawer. First terrorist attack where someone came in through this "hole in the fence" sue everyone involved to the max.  Take the shirt off their back and the baby bottle from the mid's mouth. 

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

can't we just DRONE SOROS?

I think it is totally ok for the USA to kill enemies without a legal process...

918pigpen's picture

RICO ACT

Slimeball MotherFucker

Send him to HELL

Breathial's picture

He's gonna' burn there a long time...  God only knows how many are dead because of him.  Thousands, at least.

Implied Violins's picture

Actually, he's *from* hell and he's been tasked with adding Earth to the devil's domain.

Better to send him to heaven so the faithful can have a piñata to beat on for eternity.

English herbsman's picture

Have you seen him, David Rockefeller and the others? Crispr must be a heck of a project keeping these fuckwits alive.

Dugald's picture

 

As you shoot Presidents out of hand, how come this piece of nastiness is still around??

RiverRoad's picture

Fuck Soros, the nazi collaborator.

RiverRoad's picture

Fuck Soros and all the Dems he rides in on. 

SMG's picture

"shall defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic..."

Enemy of the constitution fits Soros perfectly.

Ignatius's picture

This question of Soros as funding these lawsuits is as sure a bet as shorting the British Pound in '92.

ironmace's picture

Soros Soros Soros.... is he the real life Goldstein?

toss the hammer already...

Lost in translation's picture

Yes.

He's hiding the money for this litigation in the bags under his eyes.

DeathMerchant's picture

Nothing humorous about Soros. He is a seriously evil fuck that needs to go. If there ever was a purpose for SEAL Team 6, this is it.

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Feb 6, 2017 1:24 PM

Enemy of the State.  If anyone else practiced this sedition, what would be their fate?  Why is George Schwarz, Hitler Youth, untouchable?

What other crimes has he committed?

29.5 hours's picture

<<Is Soros The Source Of Funds Behind The "Muslim Ban" Lawsuits?>>

No, he is not. Some things are not a conspiracy. People act in their own interests without a need for a puppetmaster.

 

yttirum's picture

Did you bother reading the article, or even the dozens of other articles on the web that conclude, with facts, the same thing this one does? [yeah, that's rhetorical]

Dumbasses don't do well at ZH, sport.

shovelhead's picture

How many muzzies you think are living in his house?

Ultra's picture

Paid shill or idiot?

I'll take paid shill for a $1,000, Alex.

Chet Ricco's picture

Hey George, shouldn't you be crashing other countries currencies instead of posting here?

alangreedspank's picture

How would Soros not be acting in his own interests by doing this ?

arby63's picture

You are so full of shit you cannot hold anymore. 

jimfcarroll's picture

It's time for a writ of marque and reprisal against Soros. This is what it's in the constitution for; to fight foreign interest individuals actively involved with undermining the US.

jimfcarroll's picture

Unfortunately it's not actually meant to be used against individuals and I don't think we have any issue with Hungary but it's be nice if we could. The RICO suggestion wont work against foreigners if they don't come to the US so what other options are open?

Tipsy's picture

Apparently, there's a rumor that the Project Veritas folks went deep undercover and have video of lefties planning the violence at Berkeley, with financial support from Soros and coordinated by Soros' son (a graduate student a Berkeley).

We'll find out this week if the rumors are true....