The controversial speculator George Soros continues to donate large sums of money to the campaigns of Democratic Party candidates. Recently, it came to light that he invested more than $100,000 to get the controversial St. Louis prosecutor re-elected. She filed felony charges against a married couple who defended themselves with guns when protesters tried to enter their property.
Soros invested $116,000 in the Missouri Justice and Public Safety PAC, which was working to re-elect St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, according to journalist Christine Byers of local media 5 On Your Side.
Political action committees (PACs) are organizations that pool contributions from donors to use those funds for campaigns for or against candidates, election initiatives, or legislation.
Gardner finally prevailed on Aug. 4 in the Democratic Party’s internal contest against former homicide prosecutor Mary Pat Carl, among other candidates.
Defense of Private Property
On July 20, the St. Louis prosecutor filed felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey after the couple defended themselves with guns against a mob of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who broke onto their private property on June 28.
On the day of the events some BLM members participated in a shouting match with the McCloskeys, but no one was injured and no shots were fired.
The events were captured by the cameras and quickly went viral, placing the McCloskeys on center stage.
Supporters of the BLM, a movement that received a $220 million donation from Soros, criticized the couple’s actions, while many defended them as they considered themselves defending their private property from violent attack.
Indeed, according to Washington Free Beacon, Missouri law provides strong legal protection for property owners who defend their private property with firearms. This raises questions about the strength of Gardner’s arguments.
A controversial prosecutor
While Gardner began her term in 2016, she became known two years later when a series of irregularities came to light that led to an investigation into former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R).
According to the Free Bacon, instead of working with the police, Gardner hired a private investigator to look into the allegations against Greitens, who was accused of invasion of privacy.
Gardner’s investigator, former FBI agent William Tisaby, lied under oath, and the prosecutor’s inexplicable conduct triggered a separate investigation into the handling of the case.
After Tisaby was accused of perjury and evidence tampering, the charges against Greitens were dropped.
“Governor Greitens has been exonerated and is glad to see the truth come to light about the criminal effort to remove him from office in 2018,” Greitens spokesman Dylan Johnson told the Free Beacon.
“Now, Kim Gardner must comply with the court order and provide her communications with George Soros, political insiders, and journalists who paid 120K in bribes to witnesses who lied about the governor,” he said.
The financier of the left
Soros’s funding of Gardner’s campaign is part of his ongoing efforts to elect left-leaning prosecutors across the country.
In early 2020, the billionaire sent large sums of money to Chicago state prosecutor Kim Foxx, who became known after her office dropped charges against Jussie Smollett, the actor who staged a hate crime and attributed it to supporters of the president.
The controversial financier has spent millions of dollars supporting far-left candidates in states including California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia.
Criticisms of Soros
Soros has been denounced on multiple occasions for trying to overthrow democratic governments by funding various campaigns and extreme movements.
In fact, he was recently accused of financing the terrorist group antifa, which became violent in the protests that took place across the country after the death of the African American George Floyd, at the hands of the Minneapolis police, last May 25.
“In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in late May, naming antifa but not mentioning Soros.
Political activist Candace Owens also referred to the issue in one of her tweets.
“As he did with antifa, Democrat George Soros has these thugs on payroll,” Owens wrote on Twitter, referring to violent groups that caused riots in Minneapolis and which, as it became known later, were not from there.
“He is funding the chaos via his Open Society Foundation,” Owens said, citing the NGO the billionaire donates his money through to these organizations and social movements.
In fact, Soros has been found to be financing campaigns for the decriminalization of abortion, the imposition of gender ideology in schools, the legalization of drugs, and secessionist movements like the one in Catalonia, through an immense network of NGOs.
The billionaire rose to prominence on Sept. 16, 1992, after carrying out an aggressive financial operation against the British pound and causing it to collapse. This episode, known as “Black Wednesday,” meant the exit of this currency from the European exchange mechanism, and cleared the way for a single currency that Europe would finally annex: The euro.