Senators Demand State Department Probe Into Soros Organizations

Tyler Durden's picture

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and a group of his colleagues are calling on the newly appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately investigate how US taxpayer funds are being used by the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Soros-backed, leftist political groups in several Eastern European countries including Macedonia and Albania.  According to the letter, potentially millions of taxpayer dollars are being funneled through USAID to Soros' Open Society Foundations with the explicit goal of pushing his progressive agenda.

"Unfortunately, we have received a credible report that, over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political group over others.  We find these reports discoraging and, if true, highly problematic."

 

"Much of the concerning activity in Macedonia has been perpetuated through USAID funds awarded to implementing entities such as George Soros' Open Society Foundations.  As the recipient of multiple grant awards and serving as a USAID contractor implementing projects in this small nation of 2.1 million people, our taxpayer funded foreign aid goes far, allowing Foundation Open Society - Macedonia (FOSM) to push a progressive agenda and invigorate the political left.  Our foreign aid should only be used to promote a political agenda if it is in the security or economic interests of our country to do so, and even at that, we must be cautious and respectful in such an endeavor.  We should be especially wary of promoting policies that remain controversial even in our own country and that have the potential to harm our relationship with the citizens of recipient countries."

As Fox News pointed out, USAID gave nearly $15 million to Soros' Foundation Open Society - Macedonia, and other Soros-linked organizations in the region, in the last 4 years of Obama's presidency alone.

The USAID website shows that between 2012 and 2016, USAID gave almost $5 million in taxpayer cash to FOSM for “The Civil Society Project,” which “aims to empower Macedonian citizens to hold government accountable.” USAID’s website links to www.soros.org.mk, and says the project trained hundreds of young Macedonians “in youth activism and the use of new media instruments.”

 

The State Department told lawmakers that in addition to that project, USAID has recently funded a new Civic Engagement Project which partners with four organizations, including FOSM. The cost is believed to be around $9.5 million.

 

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.”

 

But Macedonia isn't the only sovereign nation where U.S. taxpayers are unknowingly funding Soros' efforts to force his leftist political agenda down the throats of the disaffected youth.

"This problem is not limited to Macedonia, but appears to follow a pattern of alarming activity in this volatile region. 
Respected leaders from Albania have made similar claims of US diplomats and Soros-backed organizations pushing for certain political outcomes in their country. 
Foundation Open Society - Albania (FOSA) and its experts, with funding from USAID, have the controversial Strategy Document for Albania Judicial Reform.  Some leaders believe that these "reforms" are ultimately aimed to give the Prime Minister and left-of-center government full control over judiciary power."

Moreover, similar efforts in Hungary were blasted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban last month who expressed concern about Soros meddling in his country’s political fights, and warned about Soros’ “trans-border empire.” Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told Fox News last month that they hoped that with a change in
administration in Washington, the Soros-led push against their government would decrease.

“I think it is no secret and everyone knows about the very close relationship between the Democrats and George Soros and his foundations. It is obvious that if Hillary Clinton had won then this pressure on us would be much stronger. With Donald Trump winning we have the hope that this pressure will be decreased on us,” he said.

Widely cited as an example of Soros’ influence during the Obama administration was a 2011 email, published by WikiLeaks, in which Soros urged Hillary Clinton to take action in Albania over recent demonstrations in the capital of Tirana.  Among other things, Soros urged Clinton to “bring the full weight
of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama".

Dear Hillary,

 

A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government. You may know that an opposition demonstration in Tirana on Friday resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of property. There are serious concerns about further unrest connected to a counter-demonstration to be organized by the governing party on Wednesday and a follow-up event by the opposition two days later to memorialize the victims. The prospect of tens of thousands of people entering the streets in an already inflamed political environment bodes ill for the return, of public order and the country's fragile democratic process.

 

I believe two things need to be done urgently:

 

1. Bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama to forestall further public demonstrations and to tone down public pronouncements.

 

2. Appoint a senior European official as a mediator.

 

While I am concerned about the rhetoric being used by both sides, I am particularly worried about the actions of the Prime Minister. There is videotape of National Guard members firing on demonstrators from the roof of the Prime Ministry. The Prosecutor (appointed by the Democratic Party) has issued arrest warrants for the individuals in question. The Prime Minister had previously accused the opposition of intentionally murdering these activists as a provocation.

 

After the tape came out deputies from his party accused the Prosecutor of planning a coup d'etat in collaboration with the opposition, a charge Mr. Berisha repeated today. No arrests have been made as of this writing. The demonstration resulted from opposition protests over the conduct of parliamentary elections in 2009. The political environment has deteriorated ever since and is now approaching levels of 1997, when similar issues caused the country to slide into anarchy and violence. There are signs that Edi Rama's control of his own people is slipping, which may lead to further violence.

 

The US and the EU must work in complete harmony over this, but given Albania's European aspirations the EU must take the lead. That is why I suggest appointing a mediator such as Carl Bildt. Martti Ahtisaari or Miroslav Lajcak, all of whom have strong connections to the Balkans.

 

My foundation in Tirana is monitoring the situation closely and can provide independent analysis of the crisis.

 

Thank you, George Soros

Not surprisingly, within a few days, A U.S. envoy was dispatched.

Aren't we all so lucky that Hillary's State Department could rely on the "independent analysis" of George Soros during times of crisis?

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manofthenorth's picture

Soros needs to be fed to the worms ASAP.
Someone please terminate this waste of life.

J S Bach's picture

Yeah... once again asking the mafia to police itself.

Logan 5's picture

Through the other side of their mouth they're doubtful as to whether or not Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower.

 

SWAMP.WILL.NEVER.BE.DRAINED. (by Trump or anyone else)

 

plan accordingly ~ I'm trying to be helpful, NOT hopeful

spastic_colon's picture

and what will be found after all of this senate giration???                           Absolutely NOTHING!!!

Logan 5's picture

Look over there!!! How are my BRACKETS doing?

chunga's picture

Senators disgust me, I have no faith in anything good coming out of them ever.

C'mon Wikileaks.

Son of Loki's picture

Send in the Seals!

If this self-proclaimed terrorist worm is "neutralized," it will be "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!"

chunga's picture

This might sound sensational, but I really, truly believe if *all* Senators were sent to the cornfield we'd all be much better off.

beemasters's picture

"Our foreign aid should only be used to promote a political agenda if it is in the security or economic interests of our country to do so...."

The "Aid" has always been mainly used to promote political agendas as often told by John Perkins. It would be a difficult task to prove 'Open Society' never had any economic interests of the country. I'm highly skeptical Soros will be brought to justice this way.

nope-1004's picture

VERY dishonest individual.  I don't know how someone gets to be so influential, in a negative way.  Why couldn't he have chosen positive influence instead of materminding the Ukraine coup, St. Louis riots, and all the other civil unrest this guy starts.

May the Lord treat him with same justice as Gorgi has treated his fellow human.

AVmaster's picture

"Unfortunately, we have received a credible report that, over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political group over others.  We find these reports discoraging and, if true, highly problematic."

OH... So thats why MCCAIN was having a pissy fit the other night.....
MagicHandPuppet's picture

Soros must be publicly disemboweled at once! 

Erek's picture

That guy's so full o'shit it would take days to clean the mess!

bamawatson's picture

Ralph Shortey ---- gotta read yahoo article; hell by end of article i thought trumpwas in super 8 grabbin the boy's pussy

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oklahoma-senate-punishes-senator-found-teen-motel-053111912.html

N2OJoe's picture

Don't forget Soros' son who is being groomed to take over the evil empire.

WordSmith2013's picture

http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/03/how-america-was-being-systematica...

 

How America Was Being SYSTEMATICALLY Overthrown In 12 Steps by George Soros ... until Trump
risk.averse's picture

$64 billion question: *if* Soros is such a threat to Putin and Russia why hasn't Putin arranged for George to have "accident". Putin is not constrained as Western leaders are by pesky laws. Come on Vladimir...get to work! No number of security can stop determined special forces or black ops

What/who protects Soros???

Orc from Mordor's picture

I think there are so many people deserving the same in your hole of the world

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacre

It was on this day, March 16th

ATPCommish's picture

You have posted that link on several articles, claiming relevance? Also great message.. An eye for an eye right?

Getting the feeling you're pushing a narrative? You should team up with xythras he spams too, but he's getting paid so maybe ur just a chump. Nvm

philipat's picture

OK so Soros is a scumbag but USG is no stranger to meddling in overseas Government matters that don't concern it. And in this case the former was probably acting on behalf of the latter.

Let's not pretend that USG has never tried to influence overseas elections (and install "democratic" dictators whenever and wherever it sees fit), most recently in France. Remember also that USAID = See-aye-ai so it is most likely that Soros was operating in Montenegro with "official" backing from State. So whilst Soros should be exposed, lets try not to be hypocritical and remember that Senators never do anything unless there is a hidden agenda and something in it for them. In fact, if the Senators wanted to go after Soros (Or the Clinton Foundation) they should start much closer to home?

bamawatson's picture

Prseident Trump, Please RESCIND EO 10988   It would drive a stake into the the Deep State.

 "Executive Order 10988 is a United States presidential executive order issued by President John F. Kennedy on January 17, 1962 that recognized the right of federal employees to collective bargaining. This executive order was a breakthrough for public sector workers, who were not protected under the 1935 Wagner Act." 

Chris Dakota's picture

send in black ops into give him a heart attack

few months later hack into his sons car and crash it

enough of this treason by these rich untouchables.

I can't watch anymore, call me when soros and mini me are dead.

TheReplacement's picture

Sounds like a beginner's plan to me.

Hack the son's car and cause him to run over Soros before he crashes at 150 MPH into a... well anything really.

Scuba Steve's picture

When you need an edge trading you do things ...

Stevie Cohen has his way, Soros has his.

rahrog's picture

How about NO foreign aid?

 

Yog Soggoth's picture

Gyorgy Schwartz from Budapest, Hungary says what? The guy is a Nazi! How come the Nazi hunters have not found him yet? Mike Lee should get a second look for all those skeptical fools blathering on drunk at noon, not that I have not imbibed, but I waited till 3:30 today. 

Largest US military aid package ever goes to Israel - with ... they scrubbed the link on that one but here is some double disinfo designed to scramble your brain. Unmasking George Soros and His Antagonism Toward Israel ... then closer to the truth is Soros and The Gang- BRICS, Colour Revolutions and how we got ... cheers.
truthseeker47's picture

Soros is not a nazi, he is a jew, no one can be a jewish nazi.  He was however a jew who helped the nazis to save his own skin.  Soros is an elite globalist socialist/communist.

ATPCommish's picture

Kinda silly point you make.. 

ATPCommish's picture

NDSAP in German.. The z stands for socialist when translated,  no? 


Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Chunga,

The Open, in your face complete Lawlessness is what's most revolting of all. I can name at least 25 War Crimes, High Crimes & outright open Treason we're no one has been Investigated much less arrested.

The "Investigation" is the Scripted False Narrative Theater for Mass Consumption.

Irrefutable proof of the absolute, complete, open Lawlessness by the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC., its CEO & Board of Directors.

1. Torture .
2. WMD lie to the American People.
3. Lying the American People into War.
4. Illegal Wars of Aggression.
5. Arming, funding & training of terror organizations by the State Dept. / CIA & members of CONgress.
6. BENGAZI
7. McCain meets with ISIS (Pics available).
8. Clapper lies to CONgress.
9. Brennan lies to CONgress & taps Congressional phones / computers.
10. Lynch meets Clinton on tarmac.
11. Fast & Furious deals with the Sinaloa Cartel.
12. Holder in Contempt of CONgress.
13. CIA drug / gun running / money laundering through the tax payer bailed out TBTFB.
14. Illegal NSA Spying on the American People.
15. DNC Federal Election Crime / Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
16. Hillary Clinton email Treason.
17. Clinton Foundation pay to play RICO.
18. Anthony Weiner 650,000 #PizzaGate Pedo Crimes.
19. Secret Iran deal.
20. Lynch takes the Fifth when asked about Iran deal
21. FBI murders LaVoy Finicum

Thing is, there are multiple different High Crimes at play.
1. The looting of Fanny Mae & Freddie Mac to fund Obamacare.
2. The Lynch DOJ tax payer slush fund to fund Political Leftists Groups
3. The FISA wiretapping.
4. Vault 7

25 Irrefutable War Crimes, High Crimes, Treason, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

Lawless.

Douche McGoosh's picture

Soros is an old dude but he could probably fuck most of you guys up...

https://localbitcoins.com

centerline's picture

money buys a lot of things.  no doubt

Chupacabra-322's picture

With all the Vault 7 revelations. I wouldn't be too hard to find. Actually welcome it.

Rubicon727's picture

"The Open, in your face complete Lawlessness is what's most revolting of all. I can name at least 25 War Crimes, High Crimes & outright open Treason we're no one has been Investigated much less arrested"

 

AND, you didn't even get to the criminal, treasonous FINANCIAL, BIG PHARMA, Monsanto-like poisonous entities.

Another words, We poor slobs are living through a nightmare because our country is being run by treasonous, murderous, criminal thugs.

Guess who first spoke openly about this godforsaken country several decades ago: H.L. Mencken

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Rubicon,

Agreed. However, I kept the list primarily focused on the Obvious High Crimes, War Crimes, Murder & Treason which are Irrefutable & can be proven in any court of "Law."

The False Flags & Conspiracy Theory / Facts & are on another list.

chunga's picture

I've been extremely cynical for literally decades, but it's so bad now I could go full pitchfork at the drop of a hat.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Chunga,

I turn 47 years young tomorrow. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought or believe I'd find myself living in such a Sick,Twisted, Scripted Blue Pill Narrative, False Perception of Reality.

It truly is the Matrix. Like many Red Pillers, It gives me great Solace, Peace with Mental Strength understanding & seeing the Evil Foces at play right before my eyes.

Living in the moment. Because at the end of the day, it's all we have.

"Things are going to get worse before they get a lot worse."
-Lilly Tomlin

Unapologetic's picture

46 in Dec here. Stunned as well. It just keeps getting worse despite clearly false, treasonous,, self-deprecating narrative. Keeping my head down.

Yog Soggoth's picture

 Here is some fun to be had. 42-893-7847 (correct me if I am wrong) spells 'I buy drugs' on most phones. Area code 689 is Orlando. 4 + 2 is 6. 682 would be Ft Worth, Texas. Call the number after that, but not before you have the gear to record infinitum. Track the number and store info first, of course.

Yog Soggoth's picture

 

Russia was a loose federation of tribes with not so official borders   109 Locations whence Jews have been Expelled since AD250   Moloch worship is the same as Baal. Burning children in a fire. That is one of the many reasons why these, UGH ...  people are unpopular in the world.    Sorry, Monsanto: GMO Crops Now Banned in 38 Countries, Grown ...
Logan 5's picture

"Send in the Seals!"

 

Yeah, send in Seal Team 6... (& for 'backup' support on the mission, send in the 7th cavalry)...