Soros used Obama State Department to arrest business rivals

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Newly uncovered documents are shining a light on how George Soros may have used political donations to buy control of the Obama State Department, and use it to have business rivals arrested.

When he realized in the summer of 2016 that Donald Trump may actually defeat Hillary Clinton, he poured millions more into efforts to defeat him.

But he hedged that bets by using his status as a major Obama donor to literally ordering Obama officials to change US foreign policy to protect his investments and target rivals, The Hill‘s John Solomon reports.

Soros and Soros Management Firm executives were given almost unprecendented access to State Department officials as the creepy billionaire scrambled to change US policy toward Russia and Ukraine to “reshape Ukraine’s government to his liking” in the hopes “his business empire might find fertile ground in that former Soviet state.”

This revelation, found in documents secured by Citizens United, mirror activity uncovered by Judicial Watch showing Soros dictated Obama’s policies toward Hungary, which sought to ban him from their political system.

Other world figures of equal influence were not given this level of power, indicating Soros’ donations may have bought him the ability to write US foreign policy for his own financial benefit.

Solomon writes:

On May 25, 2016, for example, Chris Canavan of the Soros Fund Management firm provided Nuland a written briefing under the heading “Russia sovereign bond issue.” At the time, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime posed a threat to Soros’s vision for Ukraine.

“Toria, here is my take on Russia’s foray into the bond markets this week, based on the market chatter I’ve been able to pick up,” Canavan wrote in an email, released with heavy redactions hiding most of his advice to Nuland.

Canavan worked on the for-profit side of the Soros empire, and his cozy nickname relationship with the top State official responsible for Russia and Ukraine policy speaks volumes about the access Soros was afforded.

It appears Soros was using the US government to have his business rivals arrested.

“For example, one DOJ investigation in 2014 targeted Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash,” Solomon writes. “He and Soros both have significant energy interests in Europe — and rival plans to rebuild Ukraine. After Firtash’s indictment, Soros’s business announced plans to invest $1 billion in Ukraine.”

He may have also used his massive political donations to get himself out of possible criminal prosecution.

“When Ukraine’s general prosecutor sought to investigate one of the country’s nonprofits partially funded by Soros during 2016, the State Department pressured Ukrainian officials to drop the case,” Solomon writes.

What criminal activity could a full federal grand jury investigation of Soros’ influence reveal?

He may have also used his massive political donations to get himself out of possible criminal prosecution.

“When Ukraine’s general prosecutor sought to investigate one of the country’s nonprofits partially funded by Soros during 2016, the State Department pressured Ukrainian officials to drop the case,” Solomon writes.

What criminal activity could a full federal grand jury investigation of Soros’ influence reveal?