U.S. Probing Soros Funding of European Left-Wing Causes

George Soros is being investigated by members of Congress after it received word about Soros being heavily involved in shaping European governments through his financial support of foundations and activist groups.

A former Macedonia Prime Minister had complained about this dilemma and, recently, the Hungarian Prime Minister had harsh words about George Soros and his undue influences on politics.

There are now Republican members of Congress actively pursuing the allegations of Soros-backed hard left causes in Europe.

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., spearheaded a handful of House lawmakers in writing to Ambassador Jess Baily, an Obama appointee, demanding answers. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is another representative with deep concerns about the use of USAID money in Soros’ Open Society Foundations, which tends to give the appearance of our U.S. embassy taking sides in party politics.

Rep. Lee wrote in the letter: “I have received credible reports that, over the past few years, the US Mission to Macedonia has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring groups of one political persuasion over another.”

Former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski says Soros has a “decisive influence” on his country’s politics. Gruevski cited WikiLeaks emails as proof “[Soros] can go visit top leading American officials whenever he wants to, arranges meetings day in day out, and has significant influence.”

Gruevski told the Macedonia Republic, a local newspaper: “If it were not for George Soros behind it with all the millions he pours into Macedonia, the entire network of NGOs, media, politicians, inside and out … the economy would be stronger, we would have had more new jobs.”

Rep. Lee’s staff met with Macedonia lawmakers, and the lawmakers gave Lee a citizen’s initiative called “Stop Operation Soros” which states that U.S. money has been behind the leftist causes in their country and this involvement includes the recent violent riots in the streets, “as well as a Macedonian version of Saul Alinsky’s far-left handbook “Rules for Radicals.”

Recently, the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, attacked the Soros “empire” and accused Soros of deploying “tons of money and international heavy artillery.”

Orban has expressed his dislike of the constant push he’s been subjected to from the E.U. leaders who demand countries receive Syrian refugees. Orban has received harsh criticism from others in the European nations for his defiance.

Open Society Foundation attacked Orban for his anti-Soros comments and accusations. Laura Silber, the organization’s chief communications officer, said in a statement to The Associated Press:

“The Open Society Foundations for over 30 years have supported civil society groups in Hungary who are addressing profound problems in education, health care, media freedom and corruption. Any attacks on this work and those groups are solely an attempt to deflect attention from government inability to address these issues.”

Soros has also been behind the funding of many left-wing groups in our own country.

A GOP strategist, Brad Blakeman, said on Fox News’ “Strategy Room,” “This guy is a spider with lots of webs. He controls numerous third-party groups, where he uses his influence. We’ve seen it internally with Black Lives Matter, the demonstrations that have taken place just after the inaugural — this is what he does.”

The Berkeley protests over the Breitbart editor speaking at the college is another example of riots instigated by the Soros-backed Tides Foundation, the money behind Refuse Fascism, the group behind the protests.

Soros also donates heavily to Media Matters and The Center for American Progress, both liberal left wing groups.

H/T:  Fox News

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