(National Sentinel) Opening Open Society: Conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit that seeks to obtain all documents related to Left-wing political activities by to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation in Romania and Colombia.
Judicial Watch wants to know the extent of those activities, which may have involved the use of taxpayer funds.
“The Soros Open Society Foundations of Romania lawsuit was filed after State and USAID failed to substantively respond to an October 16, 2017, FOIA request seeking among other records,” said Judicial Watch in a statement Wednesday.
The lawsuit seeks:
- All records relating to any contracts, grants or other allocations/disbursements of funds by the State Department to the Open Society Foundation – Romania and/or its personnel and/or any OSFR subsidiary or affiliate.
- All assessments, evaluations, reports or similar records relating to the work of Open Society Foundation – Romania and/or its subsidiaries or affiliated organizations.
The Colombia suit was “filed after State failed to respond to an October 23, 2017, FOIA request seeking among other records,” the group said. It seeks:
- All records regarding any contracts, grants or other allocations/disbursements of funds by the State Department to the Open Society Foundation – Colombia and/or any OSF subsidiaries/affiliates, and/or OSF personnel operating in Colombia, as well as the following entities: Fundacion Ideas para la Paz; La Silla Vacia; DeJusticia; Corporacion Nuevo Arco Iris; Paz y Reconciliacion; Global Drug Policy Program; and news portal Las Dos Orillas.
- All records of communication, whether by e-mails, text messages, or instant chats, between any officials, employees or representatives of the State Department in Colombia, including Ambassador Kevin Whitaker and any officials, employees or representatives of the Open Society Foundation, its subsidiaries/affiliates, and/or those entities identified in the first bullet.
Soros’ foundation and other entities funded by the billionaire often use funds supplied by the U.S. government, Judicial Watch noted further.
“It is time for Americans to be allowed to see State Department documentation regarding the public funding of Soros’ Open Society Foundations,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The billionaire George Soros needs zero assistance from taxpayers to promote his far-left agenda abroad.”
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