The Obama administration gave millions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers to a far-left group run by billionaire George Soros that used the money in Europe to push for “highly controversial judicial reform,” according to a conservative watchdog group.
This week, Judicial Watch released a new report after it obtained dozens of records from the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Judicial Watch reports:
The new documents show USAID funds were funneled through that agency’s Civil Society Project to back Soros’s left-wing Open Society Foundations in Albania, particularly the Soros operation efforts to give the socialist government greater control of the judiciary. USAID reportedly gave $9 million in 2016 to the “Justice for All” campaign, which is overseen by Soros’s “East West Management Institute.”
Fox News notes that the “Justice for All” campaign was “designed to strengthen the effectiveness and transparency of the courts in Albania.” However, Judicial Watch says that the funds were used by the “Soros operation efforts to give the socialist government greater control of the judiciary.”
Judicial Watch adds that a group of U.S. senators sent a letter to then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking for an investigation into allegations that the U.S. funded Soros’ foreign activities with U.S. taxpayer dollars.
“The Obama administration quietly spent at least $9 million in U.S. taxpayers’ dollars in direct collusion with left-wing billionaire George Soros’ backing of a socialist government in Albania,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
“It is particularly outrageous that the State Department allowed the Soros operation to help direct taxpayer funds to other groups. George Soros is a billionaire and he shouldn’t be receiving taxpayer support to advance his radical left agenda to undermine freedom here at home and abroad.”
Judge Kavanaugh comes clean about his high school and college years:
“I spent the last two years of high school in a daze, locking away the questions that life seemed insistent on imposing. I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically. Discovered that it didn’t make any difference if you smoked reefer in the white class mates sparkling new van, or in the dorm room with some brother you’d met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl.”
Just kidding folks. Those are NOT Judge Kavanaugh’s words. The words are from former president Obama’s book describing his high school and college days. Just wondering…do you think there might be a double standard?
The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.
Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at “tens of thousands,” after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.
The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.
What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons. -WaPo
“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich testified.
“It was the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that reviewed the law and believed that it needed to be interpreted so that if someone was a fugitive in a state, there had to be indications that they had crossed state lines,” said Bowdich. “Otherwise they were not known to be a fugitive under the law in the way it was interpreted.”