Top Biden official, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Samantha Power, met with left-wing foundations, including George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, documents show.
The Biden official met with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations at least two times, according to the 700 pages of internal calendar entries, via Fox News.
Power also met the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at least five times and other influential groups, including the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.
As Fox News reported:
Power’s intimate association with the entities exemplifies how the Biden administration, its officials, and agencies keep close contact with left-wing outside groups and lean on them for potential advice and recommendations. Other liberal groups backed by millions of dollars from megadonors like Soros maintain close links to the administration and have boasted of executing domestic policy proposals.
During the meetings, Power, who oversees an independent government agency tasked with international development and humanitarian efforts, frequently met with high-level individuals within the grant-making foundations, each pushing massive sums of money internationally in addition to their expansive domestic funding of progressive causes and initiatives.
Power’s calendar entries reveal she participated in at least two meetings with the Open Society Foundations, which is involved in more than 120 countries worldwide.
Soros’ foundations provide “grant-making, research, advocacy, impact investment, and strategic litigation to support the growth of inclusive and vibrant democracies,” according to its website.
The first schedule entry involving Soros’ foundation, from September 29, 2021, shows Power held a virtual meeting with its president Mark Malloch Brown.
Nearly two months later, on November 19, 2021, Power’s schedule shows an “OSF Conversation” at the “OSF Offices” in Brussels.
Power partook in at least five meetings with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which funded work in 141 counties last year, its website states.
Power’s schedule shows that at least three of the discussions were with Melinda Gates, including a meeting on September 21, 2021, a World Bank dinner on April 22, 2022, and an August 20, 2022, phone call. The other two sessions were with the foundation’s CEO Mark Suzman on May 19, 2021, and January 11, 2022.
Additionally, the USAID administrator participated in an April 2022 meeting with the Rockefeller Foundation, which maintains offices in Thailand, Italy, and Kenya outside of its Washington, D.C., and New York City locations. The foundation has also worked with China for more than 100 years. Her schedule shows she also fielded a call with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker in June 2022.
“Administrator Power meets with a wide variety of officials and sectors to discuss USAID’s mission to reduce extreme poverty, fight child malnutrition, spur economic growth, expand educational opportunities around the world, and build resilient global health systems,” a USAID spokesperson told the outlet.
“Working with philanthropies and the private sector to catalyze resources to tackle these complex global challenges is important to improving the quality of life for people around the world.”
Power is one of a growing list of Biden administration officials who have been in close contact with influential liberal groups.
After entering the White House, Biden loaded his administration with individuals from the Center for American Progress (CAP).
CAP founder John Podesta serves as a senior White House clean energy czar, while Neera Tanden, the former CAP president, acts as a White House senior adviser
Meanwhile, internal groups bankrolled by billionaires like Soros and Gates enjoy direct channels to the administration.
For instance, Governing for Impact, which received over $10 million, boasted of implementing more than 20 of its regulatory agenda items as they worked with Bideb to reverse Trump-era deregulations.
Then there is The Education Trust, which has recovered over $25 million from Gates Foundation since 2022 and has direct access to top Education Department officials.
In April, The Daily Fetched reported that Alexander Soros, the son of George Soros, made multiple visits to the White House, according to records reviewed by the New York Post.
Alexander, a prominent Democratic Party donor, made at least a dozen meetings with White House officials last year, White House visitor logs revealed.