George Soros’ Philanthropy Contributes $5 Million to Legal Fund Founded by Marc Elias

Left-wing billionaire George Soros, through his philanthropic organization Open Society Foundations (OSF), donated $5 million in 2022 to the Hopewell Fund, a nonprofit that channels funds to the Democracy Docket Legal Fund (DDLF). The DDLF, established by prominent Democratic party attorney Marc Elias, focuses on left-wing legal causes.

This financial contribution was disclosed on the OSF website and was brought to light by the Capital Research Center. It is noted that OSF had provided an identical grant of $5 million to the DDLF in 2020 through the Hopewell Fund.

Marc Elias founded the DDLF in 2020 simultaneously with the launch of Democracy Docket, an organization dedicated to election litigation and a media platform. Elias also established the Elias Law Group in 2021 after departing from the international law firm Perkins Coie LLP.

Parker Thayer, an investigative researcher at the Capital Research Center, emphasized the financial connections between Soros, Elias, and the Democratic Party, expressing concern about the IRS allowing such activities under the guise of tax-exempt charitable efforts.

Elias gained notoriety for funding the Steele Dossier during his tenure with Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 Democratic presidential campaign. The dossier, which claimed collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, was debunked by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

In 2022, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Clinton campaign were fined by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for misclassifying the funding of the Steele Dossier. Elias and the DNC parted ways in April 2022 due to strategic differences.

The Hopewell Fund, an entity within the network of left-wing nonprofits overseen by Arabella Advisors, received Soros’ donation. Thayer noted that the Democracy Docket’s affiliation with the Hopewell Fund allows it to avoid public disclosures of finances and activities, a practice designed to obscure details and extend the period in which the organization operates in the shadows.

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