Radical philanthropist George Soros has visited the White House on at least five occasions since Barack Obama became president.
Perhaps Soros has some influence over Obama administration policy. Soros co-founded the ultra-secretive Democracy Alliance, a billionaires’ club that wants to radically transform America. He has said that European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now” and favors American decline. Soros, a currency manipulator with an insider-trading conviction, praises Red China effusively, saying the totalitarian nation has “a better-functioning government than the United States.”
The data appears in the White House’s online visitor access database. It is possible that Soros, the preeminent funder of the activist Left, visited the Obama White House more than five times because records of visits between January 20 and September 15, 2009 are not available in the database.
Here are the details of the visits:
On February 25, 2009 Soros visited David Lipton, then a White House economic adviser. (file #U70808)
On February 25, 2009 Soros visited Lawrence (Larry) Summers, who at the time was chairman of the White House U.S. National Economic Council for President Barack Obama. (file #U71032)
On March 24, 2009 Soros visited Christina “Tina” Tchen. (file #U80165) Tchen is Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. According to her online bio from the White House website:
Tchen was previously a partner in corporate litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In that capacity, Tchen represented public agencies in state and federal class actions, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and the Chicago Housing Authority. Tchen is the recipient of many awards, including the Leadership Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (1999); “Women of Achievement” award from the Anti-Defamation League (1996); and Chicago Lawyer “Person of the Year” (1994).
On March 25, 2009 Soros visited Lipton again. (file #U80759)
On February 16, 2010, Soros visited Summers (again) . (file #U79042)
Soros hasn’t spent anywhere near as much time at the White House as former SEIU president Andy Stern but five visits is still a lot.