A pro-Trump lawyer trafficked in an anti-Semitic trope, claiming on Fox News that George Soros controls the U.S. State Department.
“He also controls the activities of FBI agents overseas who work for [non-governmental organizations]. That was very evident in Ukraine,” Joe diGenova told Lou Dobbs on Wednesday.
Alas, his allegations are riddled with holes and largely flimsy.
The tropes of “puppet masters” and Jewish “tentacles” ensnaring various political institutions and organizations have been around for decades, if not longer.
“In this darkness, Mr. Sayoc found light in Donald J. Trump,” his legal team wrote in a new filing.
The Kremlin’s targeting of George Soros and his organization carries echoes of 2016, when the GRU dumped 2,500 files stolen from the Open Society Foundations.
The otherwise ideologically opposed billionaires are the latest unlikely pair to find common ground in the idea that American power is the root cause of the world’s problems.