George Soros is the most dangerous man in America. The investor is intent on remaking the country to his liberal image, from our foreign-policy priorities to undermining our criminal-justice system. This week, The Post takes a look at the reach of Soros’ billions. In this third essay, Matt Palumbo, author of “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,” examines Soros’ acolytes in the Biden administration.
(New York Post) At 92 years old, George Soros boasts more influence than ever before in the Oval Office.
Despite dumping millions into US presidential elections before, he has, fortunately for the country, incinerated most of that money into thin air. Soros donated tens of millions to the failed presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, and even when he did score a win in Barack Obama, he would later complain that it didn’t get him the sort of influence he was looking for.
He “closed the door” on him, Soros told The New York Times. “He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes.”
But as I uncovered in my book, “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,”with President Biden, Soros’ lackeys are everywhere, and the Soros infiltration of Team Biden began before he even took office.
Biden-assembled “Agency Review Teams,” which included lists of individuals “responsible for understanding the operations” of each government agency, were tapped to prepare both Biden and Kamala Harris “to hit the ground running on Day One.”
Soros was represented well by Biden’s picks, with individuals working for organizations founded by or funded by Soros making up at least 17 of them. This included individuals picked to work on the transition teams of the State Department, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, United States Mission to the United Nations, Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators, National Security Council, Office of the US Trade Representative and Department of Veterans Affairs.
A number of individuals within the Soros sphere of influence then entered Biden’s Cabinet:
- Neera Tanden served as president for the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) before becoming senior adviser to the president in May 2021. CAP, which bills itself as a public-policy group pushing liberal viewpoints on economic and social issues, is now headed by Patrick Gaspard, who served previously as President of Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF). Tanden had previously been nominated to head the Office of Management and Budget but didn’t survive the confirmation battle.
- White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain serves on the board of the Center for American Progress Action, the lobbying wing of the aforementioned Center for American Progress.Klain has been pointed to as the man dragging Biden further left and told the Daily Beast that “progressives are a big part of our party, and making sure their voices are heard here at the White House is a big part of my job.”
- Sam Berger was a former vice president for democracy and government reform at the Center for American Progress and was made director of strategic operations and policy for the COVID-19 Response Team.
- Secretary of State Antony Blinken arguably has the strongest connection to Soros. Antony’s father, Donald Blinken, and his wife, Vera, funded the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, which houses a digital collection of Hungarian historical documents. In one Soros Foundations Network report from 2002, Donald Blinken is listed on the Board of Trustees for CEU third after Soros (the chair) and Aryeh Neier, implying he’s high in the pecking order.
Joe Biden’s transition team was filled with Soros lackeys.Chris Kleponis / Pool via CNP / SplashNews.com
The daily blog Hungarian Spectrum, which boasts Soros among its donors, celebrated Blinken as a potential secretary of state pick after the 2020 election because “Hungary will not be forgotten in the next four or perhaps eight years in Washington.” After Blinken was confirmed as secretary of state, Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet called it “great news for George Soros.”
And indeed it was, as one of the first actions Blinken took after assuming his position was to sanction a longtime critic of Soros. In May 2021, Blinken announced sanctions against a former Albanian president and prime minister, Sali Berisha, alleging “significant corruption,” and banned him, his wife, and his children from entering the United States.
Soros and Berisha had publicly traded blows before, with Berisha putting him on blast over the years, calling Soros, among others things, a “great gander” he accuses of “mafia acts in Albania.” Rep. Lee Zeldin couldn’t help but notice that the sanctions came seemingly out of nowhere, and when he grilled Blinken on them, the secretary of state denied having any contact with Soros regarding the sanctions but left the possibility open that “someone” at the State Department could have.
When Zeldin tried to follow up for more information from the State Department, they effectively ghosted him.
While Soros hasn’t been in the public lately, his children appear primed to take over his empire and are working overtime.
One son, 37-year-old Alexander Soros, has been his de-facto ambassador to the White House and made at least a half-dozen trips there since Biden took office, while also networking with other Democrats there, the photographic evidence for which Alexander himself posts all over social media.
There’s a Soros, or a Soros acolyte, in the ear of President Biden every day.