The Senator From Soros -the Feingold fiasco

October 20, 2010 10:03

Who paid for the extensive research that became that memo which Feingold used to question a nominee for the federal judiciary? That would be right: George Soros.

By at American Spectator


• What if Secret Donor Money — funneled through a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit with no obligation to reveal its donors — was used to influence not just your run-of-the mill election, but a sitting United States Senator as he ran a Senate confirmation hearing of a federal judge? An official constitutional duty of the United States Senate?

• What if that United States Senator secretly influenced by that Secret Donor Money were named Russell Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin?

• What if that Secret Donor Money was used to supply Secret Research Senator Feingold was secretly using to defeat that Bush nominee for the federal judiciary? And what if Senator Feingold repeatedly and secretly (so he thought) plagiarized his questions to the nominee — from the secret document purchased by Secret Donor Money secretly supplied by those Secret Donors?

Senator Russell Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin. Sitting in for Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Feingold grilled the nominee. He questioned Smith using questions supplied from a secret strategy memo put together by lobbyists for three left-wing special interest groups all receiving funds from the George Soros-run Open Society Institute. The OSI, in turn is a 501(c)(3) — which means it both takes money from outside donors and does not reveal who those donors are. The Soros-funded groups who researched and wrote the secret memo on Smith were: The Alliance for Justice, the Community Rights Counsel, and the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund. A copy of the secret memo had been leaked — and I have it still.

Feingold, who gave the impression to his audience that the questions were his, never said a word about the memo from which he was deriving his questions to the nominee, simply plagiarizing the group’s questions outright.

But who paid for this? Who paid for the extensive research that became that memo which Feingold used to question a nominee for the federal judiciary?

That would be right: George Soros.

Feingold wasn’t alone in this secret either, although he appeared to be singularly dependent on the Soros-group for his work. A law clerk of the Judge’s took his own time to carefully start matching inquiries from Democrats on the Committee to the Soros-funded memo. A March 5, 2002 letter from Feingold to the nominee had follow-up questions containing the identical wording from the CRC text. The leaked secret memo was also found to have been used in questions to Judge Smith from Senators Patrick Leahy, the Judiciary Committee Chairman; then-Committee member Senator Maria Cantwell, the Democrat from Washington state.

Senator Ted Kennedy had three of his five questions supplied by the group; and then-Senator Joe Biden — the man now making accusations about secret donor money coming from foreigners — used four questions supplied by Secret Donor Money.

The answer, of course, is that the Washington Post was using research supplied by George Soros — and never said a word about it to its readers.

What followed, in fact, were five questions, every one matching perfectly the material supplied in the leaked Soros-funded Secret Donor Money memo. And nary a word from the reporter who had paid for his research.

The Post ran the story on February 20. Not a single word was mentioned as to the relationship between the Soros-funded Secret Donor Money and the paper, its stories or the “disturbing relationship” memo from the office of Chief Justice Rehnquist.

When Russell Feingold had run for re-election in 1998, George Soros had personally contributed $18,000 on October 8, 1998, to the Democratic Senatorial Committee — which then sent $275,000 to the Wisconsin Democratic Party — whose top priority that year was to re-elect Russell Feingold. Also direct contributors to the Feingold campaign that year? The son and daughter of — George Soros.


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