Far-left billionaire George Soros is now trying to deny that he financially supported the election of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Soros made the claim to Semafor.
This comes after Bragg and the grand jury that he convened decided to indict former President Donald Trump. The indictment remains sealed, and so, the specific charges that Bragg has brought against Trump remain unclear.
But, many - including Trump - are arguing that there is no crime here - that Bragg is weaponizing America's judicial system in order to take out the Democrats' chief political rival. Trump and others maintain that Bragg's motivation is political and that Bragg, on some level, is carrying out Soros's orders.
The link between Bragg and Soros has previously been reported on by Breitbart News.
Per the outlet:
Bragg was elected in November 2021 with indirect backing from left-wing billionaire George Soros, who gave $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, which spent to elect Bragg.
On May 8, 2021, Color of Change endorsed Bragg, and, in doing so, it pledged to give Bragg $1 million worth of funding in order to assist with various campaign efforts. Six days later, Soros sent $1 million to Color of Change.
The accusation, here, is that Soros used Color of Change as a conduit for getting Bragg the financial resources needed to get elected. Officially, though, it is being reported that Color of Change used the $1 million that it received from Soros for causes and people other than Bragg.
Trump and other Republicans have been using every opportunity possible to alert Americans of this link between Bragg and Soros. In response to the indictment, for example, Trump wrote:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was hand-picked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace. Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he's doing Joe Biden's dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on. This is how Bragg spends his time!
Now, Soros has responded to the alleged link between himself and Bragg, and his response is to deny the link.
"As for Alvin Bragg, as a matter of fact, I did not contribute to his campaign and I don't know him," Soros claims.
He added, "I think some on the right would rather focus on far-fetched conspiracy theories than on the serious charges against the former president."
What else would you expect Soros to say? That Trump and the Republicans are exactly right about his connection to Bragg?
It is up to you, the reader, to decide who is right here. It is worth noting that this is very, very far from the only allegation of its kind that Soros has faced.