Left-wing billionaire George Soros has made billions off of currency manipulation, and donated countless millions to Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
But Soros’ fingerprints are everywhere. And Hillary Clinton is far from the only campaign to receive money from Soros and Soros-connected organizations.
Now, we know more about thousands donated by the hedge fund started by George and run by his son. It turns out, many anti-Trump Republicans were getting Soros money!
The amounts aren’t large, but just what type of influence were they trying to buy?
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) $10,800
John Kasich (R-OH) $2,700
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) $3,500
Jeb Bush (R) $2,700
Marco Rubio (R-FL) $2,700
Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) $2,700
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) $2,600
Rep. Ed Royce, (R-CA) $2,500
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) $1,000
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) $1,000
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) $1,000
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) $1,000
Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) $300
Their defense is to blame this on “fake news,” even though the donations are real and fully documented:
A spokesman for Rubio, Matt Wolking, vociferously defended the senator, calling this story in Breitbart News—without having read it because it wasn’t written until long after he responded to inquiries about this matter—a “fake” story since Rubio didn’t get donations directly from George Soros himself and since hedge funds as companies cannot make donations to federal candidates. Breitbart News never alleged that Rubio did get donations directly from George Soros himself, but was inquiring with Rubio’s staff if the senator had a comment on why he did take donations from an executive at George Soros’s hedge fund. That fact, that Rubio did take cash from a Soros Fund Management executive—and that that fund was founded by George Soros—is not something Wolking, on Rubio’s behalf, challenges. So what his team is doing is creating a straw man argument to falsely claim this story is “fake.”
“This story is a fake,” Wolking told Breitbart News. “Senator Rubio has never received any contribution from George Soros. And he has never received any contribution from the Soros company because, among other things, companies can’t donate to federal candidates.”
Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop argues that since Soros himself didn’t give Graham money that this is not controversial.
“George Soros has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham,” Bishop said in an email. “George Soros Fund Management has never given a penny to Lindsey Graham. These are donations from individuals who are employed by Soros Fund Management.”
As we know, Soros has aided hundreds of left-wing groups since 2000 under the Open Society Foundation – promoting left-wing causes like environmental activism, gun control, immigration groups, opposition to voter ID laws, and anti-police groups like Black Lives Matter. In one year alone, Soros funding of more than $33 million helped persuade the public that Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer in the city of Ferguson, Missouri.
Just why would Republicans accept funds from Soros and his employees?