Senators Demand Investigation Into Soros Money

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 24, 2017   

Senator Ted Cruz and others are asking the secretary of state to look into the leftist billionaire's political influence

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Six U.S. senators are asking the federal government to investigate taxpayer funding of George Soros' Open Society Foundations (OSF), which seeks to influence elections in foreign countries.

In a March 14 letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sens. Michael Lee, James Inhofe, Thom Tills, David Perdue, Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy are requesting an investigation into recent allegations that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administers financial aid to foreign countries for non-military uses. The agency's mission is to "end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States," operating under the foreign policy directives of the U.S. secretary of state.


Advocates of change, including the six senators, are hoping the Trump administration will have the momentum and ability to get the U.S. unentangled from Soros' cash and influence.

Referring to recent U.S. foreign policy that has destabilized Macedonia and pushed an Islamic takeover of the country, the letter notes, "As the recipient of multiple grant awards ... our taxpayer-funded foreign aid goes far, allowing Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM) to push a progressive agenda and invigorate the political left."

In the United States, Soros has funded many, if not most, of the liberal-progressive causes, making recent headlines: He was one of the biggest funders of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and has funded most of the riots and protests following President Donald Trump's election, including the January Women's March in Washington.

Soros also funded the 2015 "Freddy Grey" riots in Baltimore and the subsequent Black Lives Matter movement, calling it a "unique opportunity" to reform the police.

Soros was one of the biggest funders of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and has funded most of the riots and protests following President Trump's election, including the Women's March in Washington.

The senators' letter goes on to assert, "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."

The senators added, "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."

Patriots in Macedonia have begun the Stop Operation Soros (SOS) global initiative in an effort to bring attention to Soros' meddling in Macedonia's politics and society for his own purposes. The document, "USAID and Connections to the Open Society (Soros) Foundation in the Republic of Macedonia," outlines how in 2012 the Obama administration, through USAID, gave $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to FOSM and doubled the amount to nearly $5 million in 2014.

In 2016, a five-year, $9.5 million Civil Society Project was started and the beneficiaries of the deal — as with all the previous Soros-involved USAID deals — are Soros' surrogates.

The letter notes that Macedonia is not the only country in which the United States is being used by Soros to affect political and societal change, noting that foreign leaders from Latin America and Africa have similar complaints.

"With these and other situations in mind," it continued, "it is troubling that this behavior seems to have become a default for many of our embassies, AID missions and diplomatic outposts throughout the world."

 

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Rodney Pelletier

Rodney Pelletier is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

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