Skip to comments.Weekly Update: New Soros Docs!
Posted on 11/03/2018 9:21:55 AM PDT by jazusamo
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More Evidence of George Soros Foundation Ties to State Department
More Evidence of George Soros Foundation Ties to State Department
The State Department has been all too happy to collude with leftwing billionaire George Soros, using your tax dollars to fund his zealotry. Of course the department would rather you not know about it, but were keeping our foot in the door.
We just released 49 pages of new State Department documents showing top Soros representatives in Romania collaborating with the State Department in a program jointly funded by , among others, Soross Open Society Foundations Romania and USAID, called the Open Government Partnership .
The documents were obtained thanks to our March 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of State and USAID after it failed to substantively respond to an October 2017 request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:18-cv-00667)). The lawsuit seeks:
On September 16, 2016, the State Departments Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Senior Program Designer Jennryn Wetzler sent an email announcing that the featured speaker in a State Department-sponsored Open Government Partnership conference call would be longtime Soros foundations official in Romania, Ovidiu Voicu . Voicu is the Executive Director of a Romanian non-government organization (NGO) called the Center for Public Innovation, which describes itself as a spin-off of Soros Open Society Foundation Romania.
From: Wetzler, Jennryn M
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 2:36 PM
To: Wetzler, Jennryn M
Cc: Jan GondoI; Nicole Allen; Ovidiu Voicu; ECACollaboratory .
Subject: Invitation to the monthly OGP and open education network call: 9/28 at 14:00 UTC/ 10:00 EDT
Please join us for a conversation with Ovidiu Voicu, Executive Director of Romanias Center for Public Innovation. Ovidiu will share updates from Romania, including recent OGP commitments to OER and open data & transparency in education! We encourage everyone to share thoughts and questions, as well as their own country updates.
Speaker Bio: Ovidiu Voicu leads the Center Public Innovation, a spin-off of the Open Society Foundation Romania. He joined the Foundation in 2000 to coordinate its social research programs, and in April 2012, he. took the leadership of the newly created public policy unit. In 2015, with the Foundation phasing-out its activities in Romania, Ovidiu and his team created the Center for Public Innovation, to continue the open society legacy and work on the ground.
On April 19, 2016, Wetzler emails Romanian chancellery official and Open Government Partnership participant Radu Puchiu regarding a meeting with an Open Society Romania colleague regarding the possibility of Romania committing to open educational resources (OER) programs.
On October 13, 2016, State Department official Richard Silver circulated summaries of Romanian news stories. In an analytical comment concerning a summary of a newspaper article discussing a proposal by Romanian politicians to ban George Soros-backed NGO members from holding public office, he defended Soros Open Society Foundations involvement in Romania. Ironically, in doing so, he confirmed the Soros operations outsized influence in Romania and other countries:
Since 1990, the Soros s Foundation for Open Society was one of the main donors in Romania and other former communist countries, financing sociological research, education, social inclusion, good governance, civic culture and integrated community intervention. The most influential Romanian NGOs as well as politicians, researchers and other players who had scholarships abroad benefitted by its financing. Over the past 26 years, a series of political parties, mainly PSD and its political allies, have blamed NGOs, intellectuals, cultural personalities of eroding Romanias economy, territorial autonomy, public order or the health of the population. Independent analysts warned about the danger of such messaging which creates social shifts and turns Romania back to communist practices.
Also on October 13, 2016, Silver circulated the same news summaries, but the analysis contained additional material that was redacted as classified.
These government documents detail a close working relationship between the State Department and the Soros foundations operations in Romania and Europe. The State Department shouldnt be using tax dollars to either fund or advocate for Mr. Soross far-left agenda. George Soros needs zero financial assistance from taxpayers.
We are currently pursuing three FOIA lawsuits relating to the Obama administrations funding for Soros operations. We are pursuing information about Soros activities in Macedonia and Colombia as well.
In April 2018, we published an in-depth study of Soros Open Society Foundation activities in Guatemala.
In July 2018, a Colombian human rights group funded by the U.S. government and Soros attacked us for exposing its ties to FARC, the countrys famously violent Marxist guerrillas.
In February 2017, we reported that the U.S. government had quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia.
In a March 2017, letter to former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, six U.S. Senators (Sens. Lee (R-UT), Inhofe (R-OK), Tillis (R-NC), Cruz (R-TX), Perdue (R-GA) and Cassidy (R-LA)) called on the secretary to investigate the relations between USAID and the Soros Foundations and how U.S. tax dollars are being used by the State Department and the USAID to support left-of-center political groups who seek to impose left-leaning policies in countries such as Macedonia and Albania.
The leftist media is circling the wagons around Mr. Soros, and smearing Judicial Watch and others investigating his network. As you can see, your Judicial Watch wont be cowed and will continue our oversight work about how his foundations are able to leverage taxpayer resources to advance his radical left agenda.
This is going to have legs... might take a while but it's a keeper.
Off the Wall Ping!
Contact to be added.
I think your right on.
State has been infiltrated by leftists for a long time, it’ll take time to weed them out.
You were IBTP. :^)
These people are so brazen because they’ve gotten away with criminal activity for decades. Start jailing these seditious traitors and it stops.
<><> J/W has three FOIA lawsuits WRT the Obama admin's funding Soros operations.
<><> J/W is pursuing Soros activities in Macedonia and Colombia, as well.
<><> In April 2018, J/W published an in-depth study of Soros Open Society Foundation activities in Guatemala.
<><> In July 2018, a Colombian human rights group funded by the US government and Soros attacked J/W for exposing its
ties to FARC----the countrys famously violent Marxist guerrillas.
<><> In February 2017, J/W reported that the US government had quietly spent millions of tax dollars to
destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia.
<><> In a March 2017, J/W called on the SoS to investigate the State Dept's USAID agency and the Soros Foundations----
how U.S. tax dollars are used by the State Dept and the USAID to support left-of-center political groups who seek to
impose left-leaning policies in countries such as Macedonia and Albania.
The greedy Clintons are most assuredly playing a part in these activities----they will do anything for a buck.
The Clinton Foundation is run like a shadow government....and has milked global governments of millions of dollars.
The leftist media is circling the wagons around Mr. Soros, and smearing Judicial Watch and others investigating his network.
Democrats greatest feat is that Hillary goes to trial mane finger prints and paths will finger the powerful.
Karma to ensue
Dont forget that Soros money is historically ill gotten to boot. Perhaps his recent ill gotten gains were assisted by Obama even.
Clinton Global Initiative Tied to Romanian Economic Criminal
Clinton canceled $275,000 speaking engagement with Stamen Stantchev's group on day of his conviction
Former President Bill Clinton canceled a $275,000 speaking engagement at an organization with ties to the Clinton Global Initiative, whose founder has a history of committing economic crimes, the day Clinton was scheduled to speak after the founder was convicted of economic espionage. Clinton was in Vienna on Dec. 4 to speak at the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CDGC) gala. However, he canceled at the last minute when CGDC founder Stamen Stantchev was sentenced to 11 years in a Romanian prison for forming an espionage network to steal state secrets and insider information to win consulting contracts, reported the New York Post. This is not the first time that Stantchev has been arrested for economic crimes.
Stantchev, then a consultant for Credit Suisse, was arrested in 2006 for providing secret files to foreign companies taking part in Romanian privatization projects.
The event would not have been Clintons first encounter with Stantchev's group.
Stantchev and the CGDC committed an estimated $2 million to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010 to provide scholarships for students from the Western Balkans over a period of six years. Steven Stantchev is still listed by the Clinton Global Initiative as the point of contact for the ongoing program. Clinton was being paid to present an award to Republic of Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been the focus of heavy criticism regarding human rights violations.
Human Rights Watch director David Mepham called the situation under Nazarbayev "serious and deteriorating," due to "credible allegations of torture, the imprisonment of government critics, tight controls over the media and freedom of expression and association, limits in religious freedom, and continuing violation of workers rights." Kanye West was criticized when he was paid roughly $3 million to perform at a wedding party for Nazarbayevs grandson. Sting canceled a concert in 2011 due to worker oppression by Nazarbayevs government.
The Clinton Global Initiative did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
Brent Scher is Washington Free Beacon's staff writer. He graduated from the U of Virginia, where he studied foreign affairs and politics.
Thanks Liz, good post.
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The Snake Department has been infested with Nazi types for many years (increased, of course, during obammy’s reign).
It is no surprise that SorozNazi and the Nazi cesspool at the Snake Dept....conspire together
no surprise at all.
snakes of a feather, travel together
This is SO GREAT.
I love and respect Judicial Watch.
Stay on offense, Tom Fitton.
Am I mistaken or are the Clinton and Soros families linked via marriage?
Did I read that Tom Fitton was barred, banished, never to appear on any show on FOX?
And because he claimed that Schwartz/Soros ran the State Department, even Lou Dobbs won’t have him on his show.
I could not believe it, but, evidently it’s true.
No, it was a kerfuffle the other night with Chris Farrell on the Lou Dobbs show where Farrell said something about the State Dept. being Soros occupied.
I think it was the new management at Fox more so than Lou Dobbs.
I’m sure Tom Fitton will still appear on Fox.
Clinton was being paid $275,000 to present an award to Republic of Kazahkstan Pres Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been the focus of heavy criticism regarding human rights violations.
Human Rights Watch called the situation under Nazarbayev "serious and deteriorating," due to "credible allegations of torture, the imprisonment of govt critics, tight controls over the media and freedom of expression and association, limits in religious freedom, and continuing violation of workers rights." Kanye West was paid roughly $3ML to perform at a wedding party for Nazarbayevs grandson. Sting canceled a 2011 concert due to the Nazarbayevs government's worker oppression.
This gambit by Bill Clinton (meddling in the election of Nursultan Nazarbayev) got the Russian uranium scheme going. Bill's calculated handshake was a bonanza for the Kazahk president's re-election. Nazarbayev responded in kind and signed-off on the initial phase of Russia's takeover of US uranium assets.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev greets former
president Clinton (L) in Almaty on September 6, 2005.
CIRCA 2015 A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter claims that former President Bill Clinton falsely denied hosting a meeting with Kazakh officials when she tried to write a story that involved his foundation several years ago.
Jo Becker, who works on the newspaper's investigative desk, said Clinton only confirmed the meeting took place after she informed him there were photographs.
Clinton's role in a deal that involved Kazakhstan, the Russian government, and a man who donated millions to the president's charitable foundation were detailed in a story Becker published on Thursday. That article revisited some of her earlier reporting and included information from the upcoming book "Clinton Cash," which is generating widespread headlines amid a flurry of reports suggesting it will raise serious questions about Clinton's family foundation.
The donor in question is Canadian mining executive Frank Giustra, a longtime friend of the former president who has given tens of millions to the Clinton Foundation in the past few years. (A couple of hours after the NYT story was published, Giustra issued a defiant statement. We've included that below.)Becker initially wrote about the February 2007 meeting between Clinton, Giustra, and executives from the state-owned nuclear company Kazatomprom in 2008. The gathering took place at Clinton's home in Chappaqua, New York.
"When I first contacted both the Clinton foundation Mr. Clinton's spokesman and Mr. Giustra, they denied any such meeting ever took place," Becker recalled in footage aired by Fox News on Thursday.
However, Becker said Clinton and Giustra both changed their stories after she confronted them with evidence to the contrary. "And then when we told them, 'Well we already talked to the head of Kazatomprom, who not only told us all about the meeting, but actually has a picture of him and Bill at the home in Chappaqua, and that he proudly displayed on his office wall.' They then acknowledged that yes, the meeting had taken place," Becker continued in the television interview.
The purpose of the meeting, then Kazatomprom President Moukhtar Dzhakishev told The Times, was to discuss Kazakhstan potentially buying a 10% stake in Westinghouse, a US nuclear company. Becker's 2008 story also noted one of Giustra's companies secured a deal to buy uranium deposits from Kazatomprom in 2005.
That agreement was made after Clinton accompanied Giustra on a trip to Kazakhstan. During the trip, Giustra and Clinton met with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Clinton issued a public statement praising the Kazakh leader despite his questionable, antidemocratic record. The Times called the praise a "propaganda coup" for Nazarbayev. (he later "won relection" w/ an unbelievable 90% of the vote)
"Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton's charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustras more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clintons inner circle," wrote Becker and another reporter, Don Van Natta.
A spokesperson for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership told Business Insider they are "working on a formal statement" in response to a request for comment on Thursday. Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation that was cofounded by Clinton and Giustra in 2007. A Clinton Foundation spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Thank you, Liz!
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