Hacked Soros Documents Reveal Some Big Dark Money Surprises
Last Saturday, a group called DC Leaks posted over 2,500 documents hacked from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a group run by leftist billionaire George Soros. The leak reveals Soros' funding of a wide range of activities: the Black Lives Matter movement, influencing the European elections in 2014, swaying a Supreme Court decision, smearing political activists, and attacking the nation of Israel.
But you likely haven't heard about these key "dark money" revelations. Soros has given $7 million to the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA and has dedicated $25 million to support Democrats and their causes. His fundraising matters politically, and should be a big story.
But The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, CBS News, and other major media outlets did not even report on the leak, much less the stories revealed by it.
To rectify this coverage gap, PJ Media is presenting 5 of the biggest stories released so far. Enjoy!
1. Influencing the Supreme Court to open the immigration floodgates.
According to an OSF memo from February 2016, the Soros-funded organization directly tried to influence Supreme Court justices to support President Obama's amnesty executive order.
"Grantees are seeking to influence the Justices (primarily via a sophisticated amicus briefs [sic] and media strategy) in hopes of securing a favorable ruling in U.S. v Texas," the memo reads. A "favorable ruling" would have upheld Obama's executive order.
The memo also emphasized that USF was preparing for such a "favorable ruling." It reported that the organization was "positioning the field to move swiftly on a large-scale implementation effort in the event of a favorable ruling—efforts complicated by lagging implementation capacity at the federal level." In other words, the group wasn't just hoping that the immigrants included in the executive order would be able to stay in the U.S., it was also preparing to bring more into the country.
OSF also reported an interest in possible "collaborations with Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian partners."
The memo, written by OSF U.S. Programs Director Ken Zimmerman and Deputy Director Andrea Batista Schlesinger, addressed the 14 advisory board members of the organization's U.S. operations. The board includes Soros, his sons Alexander and Jonathan, Harvard University scholar and Washington Post columnist Danielle Allen, Georgetown Law professor and Foreign Policy magazine contributor Rosa Brooks, and Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, as well as New York University Law professor Bryan Stevenson and Columbia University Senior Fellow Andy Stern.
2. Influencing European Elections.
Another memo, called the "List of European Elections 2014 Projects," lays out the efforts of Soros' global network to manipulate electoral outcomes across the continent. This document lists over 90 projects, one of which is called "Radical Europe — The populist challenge." Interestingly, this particular project aimed to create a "political-fiction experiment built with journalistic elements: an imaginary state" based loosely off of France, Slovakia, and Hungary.
One program, "Fighting Political Islamophobia," requested nearly $50,000 to organize "a national day against Islamophobia, ... run a monitoring website to track Islamophic hate speech," and get more Muslims in Europe to vote.
Another proposal requested $261,619 for "Radical Democracy for Europe" to "involve the creative media-making community (video and animation artists and other creative media-makers) in the debate around the elections and European politics in line with" OSF's European objectives.
"Changing the Rules of Finance in Europe is Essential for Democracy" asked for $175,000 to launch a four-part agenda including lobbying for finance reform and ensuring "that media coverage of the EU elections reflects their priority of 'making finance serve society.'"
You can see the full list here.
Next Page: Israel and Black Lives Matter.