George Soros uses funds from Congress to recruit Russian spies through his "Open World" Program
George Soros (left) and Dr. James H. Billington
George Soros has had Congress pay to recruit Russian spies since 1999 through his “Open World” program. Congress budgeted $7,076,932 for this program last year.
It is projected to be $6,414,100 next year.
Next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Soros is the weathiest man in the world.
“George Soros,” said Dr. James H. Billington, “has had a hand in either supporting or inspiring” the Open World.
Billington served five Presidents as Librarian of Congress starting with President Ronald Reagan. Billington retired in 2015.
President Barack Obama filled the position with Dr. Carla Hayden. She serves on Open World’s Board of Trustees.
Congress established the “Open World Leadership Center” in Dec. 2000 as a permanent, independent entity, unaccountable to government oversight.
The “Center of the Open World” has brought in over “27,000 young global leaders to engage in and interact with Members of Congress, Congressional staff” and federal agencies.
Spies are selected from that applicant pool. Their average age is 37 years old.
Spy candidates are selected from:
Billington is married to the former Marjorie Anne Brennan.
Please start the above video at 1:24. John Billington introduces the speaker, George Soros. The program is an hour long.
The C-Span 2 video was broadcast on Jan. 26th, 2001.
George Soros (2001)
George Soros (standing), James Billington (sitting)