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George Soros Responds To Giuliani’s “Ranting”

Tyler Durden
October 1st, 2019
ZeroHedge
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This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

A Monday email from Soros spokesman Michael Vachon with the subject “Ukraine Debunking” reads: “You may have heard (or seen) Rudolph Giuliani’s ranting about George Soros allegedly playing some nefarious role in Ukraine.” The letter then directs people to a Washington Post article authored by Emily Tamkin – who has previously written in Soros’s defense (and loves the word ‘boogeyman’).

Giuliani has come under fire by the left for his recent work to uncover the truth behind several claims regarding Ukraine – including meddling in the 2016 US election to benefit Hillary Clinton, as well as efforts to encourage Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden openly bragged last year about strongarming Ukraine when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees unless a prosecutor investigating energy giant Burisma Holdings – which was paying Biden’s cocaine-addict son Hunter $600,000 to sit on its board – wasn’t fired immediately. 

 

While the CIA whistleblower and initial media reports suggested that Trump was abusing his office to threaten Ukraine, transcripts of a July 25 phone call between Trump Zelensky reveal that Trump applied no such pressure.

Giuliani’s ‘ranting’ 

In an appearance on Fox News last week, Giuliani said: “What I’m talking about, this, it’s Ukrainian collusion, which was large, significant, and proven with Hillary Clinton, with the Democratic National Committee, a woman named Chalupa, with the ambassador, with an FBI agent who’s now been hired by George Soros who was funding a lot of it” (for more on the situation with Chalupa and the DNC, follow the work of journalist Lee Stranahan).

Ukrainian Ambassador Valeriy Chaly confirmed that DNC contractor of Ukrainian heritage, Alexandra Chalupa, approached Ukraine seeking information on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country, in the hopes of exposing them to Congress.

Chaly says that, at the time of the contacts in 2016, the embassy knew Chalupa primarily as a Ukrainian-American activist and learned only later of her ties to the DNC. He says the embassy considered her requests an inappropriate solicitation of interference in the U.S. election.

The Embassy got to know Ms. Chalupa because of her engagement with Ukrainian and other diasporas in Washington D.C., and not in her DNC capacity. We’ve learned about her DNC involvement later,” Chaly said in a statement issued by his embassy. “We were surprised to see Alexandra’s interest in Mr. Paul Manafort’s case. It was her own cause. The Embassy representatives unambiguously refused to get involved in any way, as we were convinced that this is a strictly U.S. domestic matter.

All ideas floated by Alexandra were related to approaching a Member of Congress with a purpose to initiate hearings on Paul Manafort or letting an investigative journalist ask President Poroshenko a question about Mr. Manafort during his public talk in Washington, D.C.,” the ambassador explained. –The Hill

Chalupa, who told Politico in 2017 that she had “developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials, and private intelligence operatives,” said she “occasionally shared her findings with officials from the DNC and Clinton’s campaign.

Giuliani also said that former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, Biden had fired, “dropped the case on George Soros’ company called AntAC,” adding “AntAC is the company where there’s documentary evidence that they were producing false information about Trump, about Biden. Fusion GPS was there,” Giuliani added. “Go back and listen to Nellie Ohr’s testimony. Nellie Ohr says that there was a lot of contract between Democrats and Ukraine. (via the Daily Wire).

Meanwhile, a footnote in the whistleblower’s August 12 complaint cites a joint report from BuzzFeed and Soros-funded Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) to support their argument – notably leaving the “BuzzFeed” association out of the complaint.

Every page of the OCCRP website features the same bottom section listing the icons of four of the organization’s top funders, including Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Indeed, OCCRP provides a hyperlink to the webpage for Soros’s Open Society at the bottom left corner of every page on OCCRP’s own website.

Soros’s Open Society was listed as the number two donor in most of the annual financial records posted on OCCRP’s website starting in 2012. Some years list Soros as the organization’s top donor.

OCCRP advertises its other funders, including Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Breitbart

According to Breitbart, the whistleblower’s account cites the OCCRP report on three more occasions, to:

  • Write that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko “also stated that he wished to communicate directly with Attorney General Barr on these matters.
  • Document that Trump adviser Rudi Giuliani “had spoken in late 2018 to former Prosecutor General Shokin, in a Skype call arranged by two associates of Mr. Giuliani.”
  • Bolster the charge that, “I also learned from a U.S. official that ‘associates’ of Mr. Giuliani were trying to make contact with the incoming Zelenskyy team.” The so-called whistleblower then relates in another footnote, “I do not know whether these associates of Mr. Giuliani were the same individuals named in the 22 July report by OCCRP, referenced above.”

Soros, meanwhile, is scrambling to disassociate his name and organizations from Giuliani’s investigation. According to the Washington Post’s defense of the billionaire, “Soros, through his Open Society Foundations, has indeed been philanthropically engaged in Ukraine for decades.”

In short, Soros and his orgs are so deeply involved in Ukraine that there’s no way he couldn’t be caught up in this whole thing.

Soros explained that Ukraine was particularly important to him because he thought the country’s independence was geopolitically important. “As long as Ukraine prospers, there can be no imperialist Russia,” he wrote.

At the time, Soros’s foundation in Ukraine was supporting a whole network: an institute to train public servants, a foundation to develop legal culture in the country and a center for modern art, among other institutions. He claimed that all of this was important because he wanted “to supply Ukraine with the infrastructure necessary for a modern state — and an open society.” –Washington Post

That said, the Post‘s Tamkin admits that the AntAC-Soros link is a “small kernel of reality buried deep within Giuliani’s conspiracy theory.”

“I asked some of the protesters and anti-corruption groups working at the time if they received Open Society funding. And many, if not most, of them had. But that is different from Soros himself orchestrating efforts against political enemies, which is what their opponents were suggesting.”

So – just because Soros’s Open Society foundation funded groups which may have meddled for Hillary in the 2016 US election, and are cited by a CIA whistleblower against President Trump, his defenders claim it doesn’t mean his fingerprints are personally on any of it.

 

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  1. Anon says:

    why comment? This web site is CENS0RSH1P. Control.
    The site also removed view counter. More control. They like to keep you in dark.

    You can shut is up.
    But the American people will resist.
    Impeachment coup will likely result in civil war.
    ANTIFA vs. US Marines. Marines win EVERY time.
    Marines past and poresent will support the elected by the American people President, commander in chief, Donald J Trump.

    * George Soros should be ARRESTED.
    * Impeachment coup is SEDITION.
    * Beto Odork, “Come and Take It”. With this new coup attempt you now know why Beto’s party wants your guns.

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  2. Billy says:

    When someone makes oligarchs and autocrats rant and squeal it’s because the truth is being exposed. It’s no wonder Ukraine is so important right now. A Dave Hodges article on lewrockwell.com states that Afghanistan is producing record amounts of herion. He said US and Israeli intelligence agencies have compromised several key politicians (they were epsteined) who have prevented withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan. If the US withdrew, infighting would resume between all the warlords and cut into heroin profits. The Amer. and Isr. intelligence agencies want to get into Ukraine and have access to the new Silk Road trade routes to expand their drug trafficking operations. But Putin is in the way and won’t let them get away with it, that’s why these Ukrainian coup attempts occur. This article is a must read.

  3. cranerigger says:

    George Soros is 89. Many of our Senators (House of Lords) are in their 80s. It’s time to put an age limit on those that serve in congress. Mueller recently demonstrated the decline in cognitive abilities that normally coincide with extreme age.

    For Heavens sakes, give younger and more vigorous Americans a chance to influence the path of our Federal Government.

    Written by a guy that is 67.

  4. I agree, I’m 69. Seen Bernie lately? He had a heart scare yesterday and had 2 stints put in. He’s 78. He needs to pull out,his time has passed.

  5. aljamo says:

    Sanders gets the most monetary donations than any other candidate. This is from younger people that realize that their financial and health futures are in jeopardy in the current economic reality. Biden touted as the leading Dem candidate is bogus msm attempts to choose the candidates as like with Clinton. The corporatist Warren is acceptable to the msm cabal but no one for the entirety of the people will gather any backing

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  7. This site doesn’t post anything it doesn’t want others to know. Tried posting a memorial to a friend and patriot and it got kicked off.

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