Soros Gave $1.35M to ‘Nonpartisan’ Watchdog Inundating Trump with Lawsuits
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington shares employees with Media Matters, state filings show
December 20, 2018
Liberal billionaire George Soros provided $1.35 million to a “nonpartisan” government watchdog organization last year that is hitting the Trump administration with a steady flow of complaints and lawsuits in an attempt to “damage” his presidency, according to tax filings provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
Separate state filings also reveal that the “nonpartisan” watchdog shares employees with the liberal Media Matters for America, an organization that was founded by Democratic operative and Clinton loyalist David Brock. Confidential documents handed out by Brock to big money donors in early 2017 and obtained by the Free Beacon previously shed light on how Brock planned to attack Trump over the course of his presidency using his constellation of organizations.
Soros gave $1.35 million to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does not reveal its donors. The group has been involved with a number of high-profile lawsuits and complaints against Trump and other Republicans. Its top members regularly appear on news programs attacking the administration and members of the GOP but are rarely identified as having a left-wing mission by the outlets and on-air personalities.
Soros’s donations to CREW came from two entities in his Open Society Foundations network including $1,250,000 from the Foundation to Promote Open Society and $100,000 from the Open Society Policy Center, according to a review of his groups’ most recent tax forms covering the 2017 fiscal year that were provided by Soros’s spokesperson.
CREW’s most recent tax forms, which were provided by the organization, show that the group more than quadrupled its contributions from $1,853,672 in 2016 to $7,773,524 in 2017.
The drastic uptick was a byproduct of its planned expansion as Trump took office, documents handed out by Brock to deep-pocketed donors at a January 2017 retreat revealed. The gathering was attended by more than 100 wealthy liberals who huddled alongside Brock at the posh Turnberry Isle Resort just outside Miami as they mapped out how they would “kick Donald Trump’s ass” in the upcoming years.
Soros-Tied Networks, Foundations Joined Forces to Create Trump ‘Resistance’ Fund
April 1, 2017
Three liberal donor networks and foundations with ties to billionaire George Soros have joined forces to form a new fund to “resist” President Donald Trump.
The Emergent Fund, which carries a goal of fighting “immediate threats” to “immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color,” was established late last year to quickly fund groups to take direct, immediate action against Republicans.
Since the fund’s formation, it has received little public attention. It has raised over half a million dollars to give to groups opposing Republicans, such as the Black Lives Matter Network. The fund has extensive ties to significant liberal networks and groups.
“These communities need increased capacity so that they can respond, act nimbly, and develop new strategies in this new period,” the fund’s website states. “The fund will focus on grassroots organizations in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination. We will provide resources to defend against what’s coming, and to develop innovative strategies to transform our country.”
The Solidaire Network, the Threshold Foundation, and the Women Donors Network, all San Francisco-based groups, mobilized to form the Emergent Fund.
The Solidaire Network brings together wealthy progressive donors to foster protest and direct action movements. The donor network is comprised of individuals who can move $50,000 or more personally or through a family foundation.
The group props up other donor communities on its website such as the EDGE Funder Alliance, a New York-based community of donors engaged in domestic and international grant-making, and the secretive George Soros-tied Democracy Alliance donor network, the largest liberal dark money group.
The Solidaire Network recently appeared at the Democracy Alliance’s spring investment summit in Washington, D.C to map out a path of resistance against Trump and Republicans.
“Solidaire and the Democracy Alliance have been in close partnership since Solidaire’s origin,” the DA’s itinerary for the summit states.
The Threshold Foundation has seeded hundreds of organizations and supported the creation of multiple donor networks around the world. The group is closely linked to the Tides Foundation, a donor-advised fund with a war chest of nearly $200 million that gives generously to numerous liberal groups and causes each year. Soros’ Open Society Foundations has donated at least $1.75 million to the Tides Foundation.
The most recently available Form 990 from the Threshold Foundation shows the group’s books are in the care of Tides.
The Threshold Foundation paid Tides $311,000 for management and operational services in 2015, the form shows. Threshold has paid Tides at least $2.5 million since 2001, according to a review of its documents. The Threshold Foundation is also located at the same address as the Tides Foundation.
The Women Donors Network, a community of liberal female philanthropists, completes the Emergent Fund. The Women Donors Network also appeared at the Democracy Alliance’s D.C. summit alongside Solidaire.
The Emergent Fund’s advisory council, which decides who receives grants, features individuals from a number of active liberal groups on the front lines of organizing and attending Trump protests in addition to representation from the three groups that form the fund.
Soros-Funded Anti-Trump Protesters Rioting in Cities Across America: Fomenting National Crisis and Martial Law?
The gatherings – organized by MoveOn.org and allies – will affirm a continued rejection of Donald Trump’s bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny and demonstrate our resolve to fight together for the America we still believe is possible.
The Soros-affiliated machine further boasts:
Within two hours of the call-to-action, MoveOn members had created more than 200 gatherings nationwide, with the number continuing to grow on Wednesday afternoon.
The Washington oligarchy’s propaganda ministry wants the world to believe a groundswell of concerned, mindful citizens have taken to the streets in a surge of moralistic patriotic fervor determined to derail the spread of Trump’s legitimacy as the so-called leader of the “free world,” that is if you still believe living in a fascist totalitarian police state called Amerika is still “the free world.” Thanks to the likes of the Clintons, Obama and the Bushes who’ve for decades conspired to strip away all our constitutional rights and freedoms in the name of New World Order deep state tyranny, “the free world” no longer exists on this planet. But the self-righteous, follow-the-leader sheep of befuddled malcontents rioting in the streets across America haven’t a clue with propaganda lies now owning them.