Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Breitbart News Network: McMaster’s Former Group Scrubs — then Re-Adds — Soros Financing from Website

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McMaster’s Former Group Scrubs — then Re-Adds — Soros Financing from Website

by AARON KLEIN8 Aug 2017
TEL AVIV — The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is listed as being a member for eleven years, this week added George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and another Soros-financed group to the list of donors on its website in response to a Breitbart News request on the matter.

From September 2006 to February 2017, McMaster is listed as a member of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where he served as consulting senior fellow. The IISS describes itself as a “world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.”
page on the IISS website titled “Our Funding” lists groups, corporations, and government entities that provide funding to the think tank, including during the period of McMaster’s work there.
From at least last week, when Breitbart News started an investigation of the organization, the active donor page on IISS’s website did not mention the Open Society Foundation among the list of contributors, even though an archived version of the IISS funders’ page listed the Open Society Foundations. And IISS has been listed on the Open Society’s website as a grantee of the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Foundations.
Also missing from the website from at least last week was any mention of the controversial, Soros-funded Ploughshares Fund as a donor, even though Ploughshares’ own financial reports listed a donation to IISS. Like the Open Society Foundations, Ploughshares was listed on the archived version of IISS’s donor page.
On Sunday, Breitbart News sent IISS an email inquiry about the discrepancies regarding the removal of the Open Society Foundations and Ploughshares Fund from its website. IISS did not reply to the request for comment at the time.
On late Sunday night, Breitbart News released a story by this reporter documenting Ploughshares Fund’s financing of IISS.
As of Tuesday, the Open Society Foundations was again added to the website’s list of donors, and the Ploughshares Fund was added, as well. The website now relates that Open Society provided between £100,000 to £499,999 ($130078.50 to $650,436.20). Ploughshares is now listed as a donor that provided between £25,000 to £99,999 ($32,510 and $130038).