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Judicial Watch details abuse of US Government funds to help Soros spread left wing policies in Macedonia, elsewhere

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Judicial Watch has published an in depth analysis of the way in which American diplomats have directed public funds towards groups founded by the far left billionaire activist George Soros. Diplomats who serve in Macedonia were named in the report, which lists State Department officials who were in the past associated with Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the tens of millions of dollars directed toward the foundation by USAID and the State Department.

– Judicial Watch reporting uncovered how the U.S. government quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with Soros organizations, through Barack Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess L. Baily. Ambassador Baily worked behind the scenes with Soros’ Open Society Foundation to funnel large sums of American dollars to their cause . The cash flowed through the State Department and the famously corrupt U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), which is charged with providing global economic, development and humanitarian assistance. USAID allocated about $5 million to leftwing Soros groups in Macedonia since 2012, documents show, and at least $9.5 million has been earmarked by the agency to intervene in the Balkan nation’s governmental affairs for 2016 – 2021, the Judicial Watch report informs in the section on Macedonia.

Besides Ambassador Baily, the report also names another diplomat in Macedonia, the deputy head of the OSCE mission in Macedonia, Jeff Goldstein, who worked in the State Department for 25 years before moving in the Soros Foundation as senior policy analyst, a position he left to move to Skopje.

– Goldstein was one of the people present at Hillary Clinton’s 2010 meeting with Soros (as was Michael McFaul – the first non-career diplomat to be the U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2012 – 2014); and, an Obama national security advisor credited with being the architect of the “Russia Reset”, the report adds.

Another person related to Macedonia listed in the report is Delina Fico, the former wife of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. She is now director in the East – West Management Institute, which, according to the report, is the institution through which the “vast majority of U.S. Government funding for Soros’ entities” goes. She currently manages the 9.5 million USD grant which USAID made to the Soros linked EWMI.

According to Judicial Watch, these funds were used to bring down the conservative Government of Macedonia, through a combination of street protests and propaganda activities. Similarly, in other countries like Albania, Romania or Hungary, or further away, in Central America, the US Government gave money to Soros linked organizations who engaged in support for the local left wing parties and promoted left wing policies.

A group of Republican senators led by Utah’s Mike Lee raised this issue in 2017, but State Department ignored their calls for accountability.

– The senators received a non-responsive reply in April 2017 from career State Department official who served as a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; worked closely with her in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks; and, was embroiled in Clinton’s email server crimes – Joseph E. MacManus. MacManus essentially rebuffed the senators’ request for an investigation into whether the State Department and USAID were using taxpayer money to support liberal causes they viewed as having no clear national-security interest, the report adds.