In a recent development, Alex Soros has assumed control of his father’s progressive nonprofit organization, Open Society Foundations, which is dedicated to combatting government corruption in foreign nations.
However, concerns have arisen regarding the potential compromise of this mission due to Alex Soros’s meeting with a European leader implicated in the alleged bribery of a senior FBI counterintelligence official on July 4.
According to Soros’s social media posts, he and former president Bill Clinton held discussions with Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, in Tirana.
Soros admired Rama, who leads Albania’s socialist party, referring to him as his “brother” and commending him as an exceptional global leader.
Nevertheless, Rama’s reputation has been severely tarnished following the indictment of former FBI counterintelligence official Charles McGonigal.
Federal prosecutors assert that McGonigal illicitly offered access to Rama and other Albanian officials for substantial sums of money while still employed by the FBI.
Allegedly, after meeting with Rama, the Albanian leader provided McGonigal with information concerning an American lobbyist associated with Rama’s political adversary.
Subsequently, it is claimed that McGonigal manipulated his FBI colleagues into initiating an investigation into the lobbyist’s activities.
McGonigal has been charged with concealing his connections with foreign individuals and making false statements.
On the other hand, Rama has denied any wrongdoing, although this is not the first time he has been accused of exploiting Americans for political purposes.
In 2019, an Albanian-American entrepreneur confessed to illegally contributing $80,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign on behalf of Rama in 2012.
Allegedly, Rama sought a photo opportunity with the American president to boost his campaign for prime minister.
The meetings between Soros and the embattled Albanian leader raise concerns regarding Open Society’s claim to support “open” and “democratic” governments in Albania and around the globe.
Open Society has invested substantial money in the Balkan nation since 1992, funding organizations to ” strengthen local democracy” and combat organized crime.
In 2020 alone, this philanthropic organization allocated $2 million to initiatives in Albania, mainly focusing on judicial reform and advancing “democratic practice.”
In addition to its efforts in Albania, Open Society channels hundreds of millions of dollars annually to groups in the United States that endorse the defunding of police, expansion of the Supreme Court, and implementation of radical climate change measures.