George Soros Demands We Retract Ayala Story

The billionaire and liberal moneyman was not happy that we connected the dots even further between him and the Orange/Osceola State Attorney.

By Jacob Engels

Earlier this month we published an article “Soros Connected Groups Dominate Ayala’s Personal & Professional Life”, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from our readers and community leaders.

In it, we demonstrated how Soros-linked groups and operatives have maintained a very close proximity to Ms. Ayala, even after her election last August. Ayala famously caught the eye of Mr. Soros, who pumped millions into a PAC that savaged her opponent, sex hound State Attorney Jeff Ashton.

While almost everyone on both sides of the political spectrum has appreciated our reporting and coverage of State Attorney Ayala, apparently one of our new readers was not amused… a Mr. George Soros.

Contacting us through his press flack Issac Goldberg of powerhouse PR firm BerlinRosen, Soros expressed his displeasure with our reporting and demanded that we adjust our story. Through Goldberg, Soros claims that he has no direct or indirect connection to the Open Philanthropy Project.

The Open Philanthropy Project has given several “no-process” grants to social justice reform organizations that subsequently hired Ms. Ayala’s husband away from his job at Sprint.

Another group that benefited from a “no-process” grant from OPP, provided the infamous “talking points” to Ayala, in order for her to better defend herself for deciding to not pursue the death penalty as a prosecutor.

OPP’s giving patterns are closely aligned with causes or operatives that have been connected to Soros supported candidates and projects in the past.

However, Mr. Soros does not agree with this assessment. When we asked him detailed questions about his connections to Ayala and her decision to not pursue the death penalty, Soros declined to answer 4/5 questions we submitted to him.

Read the questions below:

Does Mr. Soros have any connection to the Open Philanthropy Project through direct or indirect donations?

Given the post-election connections between OPP and candidates/organizations/elected officials who have benefited from Mr. Soros’ political donations, does that signal Mr. Soros’ long-term involvement in Central Florida and across the country for candidates he backed in 2016?

What motivated his interest and sizeable donations to a committee that helped elect Orange/Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla?

Will he be active in 2018 races locally in Central Florida as he was during the 2016 election cycle?

Was his decision to support Aramis Ayala based on her agreeing to not pursue death penalty during her term or other factors?

Responding only to the question about the his connections to the Open Philanthropy Project, the Soros spokesman claimed “no connection whatsoever” and demurred on the remaining four inquiries. He has a right to deny this point, which is why we wrote this article.

I’m humbled by Mr. Soros’ readership, however… there is a glaringly obvious connection between Ayala and Soros.

On this topic, I’ll have to agree to disagree with the man who has funded the Black Lives Matter movement and has allegedly been behind the violent protests from the radical leftist group Antifa across the United States since President Trump’s election.

Our door is always open for oped submissions from any of our readers, Mr. Soros included, IF he would like to respond with something more substantive.

Until then…

Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.