George Soros, a leftist oligarch, asserts that he has not financed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor responsible for the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Soros asserted as much in a text message sent to Steve Clemons of Semafor on Friday.
The millionaire of Hungarian descent clarified that he does not know Bragg directly.
“As for Alvin Bragg … I did not contribute to his campaign and I don’t know him,” he wrote.
“I think some on the right would rather focus on far-fetched conspiracy theories than on the serious charges against the former President.”
But, the tale goes beyond Soros’ partial denial.
The lefty megadonor is the largest individual contributor to Color of Change, a Super PAC that significantly backed Bragg’s 2021 election campaign.
Soros contributed $1 million to the organization only days after it backed Bragg in 2021, presumably with the understanding that his money would be used to aid Bragg’s victory.
While I didn’t contribute to Alvin Bragg’s campaign, I have supported many other reform-minded prosecutors. Anyone who wants to know why should read this article I wrote in @WSJ. https://t.co/GBOwlrCkO9
— George Soros (@georgesoros) March 31, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Soros is widely known for his targeted focus on the elections of local prosecutors, bragging about his backing of “reform” candidates in a 2022 Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Those who call Bragg’s indictment of Donald Trump a targeted political prosecution point to his financial connection to Soros — a multi-billionaire who has established himself as one of the premier financiers of progressive politics in the United States. CONTINUE READING…