Top Biden USAID administrator had meetings with the foundation of George Soros and other liberal organizations.

 May 26, 2023

According to a recent story in The Washington Examiner, one of President Joe Biden's senior administrators in charge of humanitarian aid often spoke with several left-leaning organizations during her employment.

A review of Samantha Power's calendar obtained by Fox News Digital reveals that the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) met with liberal donors like George Soros' Open Society Foundations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others.

Power's responsibilities at the nonprofit government organization include leading their foreign development and humanitarian initiatives.

The official from the Biden administration allegedly met with many executives from the foundations and organizations, many of whom provide massive sums of money to international relief efforts.

Open Society Meetings

At least twice, the chief administrator met with the Open Society Foundations. According to its website, the foundation focuses on climate justice and equity and provides "grants, research, advocacy, impact investment, and strategic litigation to support a rise of inclusive and vibrant democracies."

The foundation has contributed a total of $19.1 billion. Over the years, Soros himself has contributed to several Democratic campaigns, notably those of attorneys general and U.S. attorneys.

Power and the foundation president Mark Malloch Brown had their first confirmed meeting on September 29, 2021. A second meeting was held on November 19, 2021, at the "OSF Offices" in Brussels.

"The Open Society Foundations are dedicated to advancing inclusive democracy, shared and sustained economic growth, and human rights in the United States and around the world," spokesperson Jonathan Kaplan told Fox News in a statement.

"Our leadership, like our grantees, actively engage with policymakers — from both parties, across administrations — to advance these goals."

Gates Foundation Meetings

Power also had five meetings with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, three of which were with Melinda Gates and twice with CEO Mark Suzman.

Power talked to Melinda Gates on the phone on August 20, 2022, and they met at a World Bank dinner on September 21, 2021. Power met with Suzman twice, on May 19, 2021, and January 11, 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 said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

"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."

More Findings

While there is no evidence of financial or policy outcomes stemming from these meetings, the documents do imply influence over the federal agency, a point of contention that Republicans have repeatedly criticized the Biden administration for since he assumed office in 2020.

Republicans have focused on connections between Hunter Biden and foreign agencies that may have compromised U.S. national security, alleging that the Biden family accepted millions of dollars from individuals with ties to Chinese businesses.

According to internal correspondence obtained by Fox News, the Gates Foundation has donated over $25 million to the Education Trust since the middle of 2022. The Education Trust reportedly has a direct line to senior Biden officials in the Education Department.

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