...and a very frightening development in the political world as we learn that George Soros, billionaire leftist, has made at least two trips to the White House as a guest of President and Mrs. Obama.
Think of it.
Convicted international financial criminal George Soros.
The Washington Times is doing the work that the MSM is refusing to do. Reporter Matthew Mosk, who recently arrived from the Washington Post (hardly a bastion of right-wing propaganda) broke the story Tuesday of the selling of the White House by allowing special access to VIP donors. The worst part of this mess is that the Obama's are allowing rich friends and contributors to shape policy ...something even previous administrations did not do.
Today, we learned the names of only a handful of the thousands of people who are being welcomed into the inner sanctum of access and power. There will be more to come, but for now - read the Washington Times exclusive story and pass it around.
"....Prolific fundraisers, lobbyists and celebrities were among those who visited the White House during President Obama's first nine months in office, according to records released Friday evening.
Entertainers including Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, top fundraisers such as Hill Harper, and lobbyists like Tony Podesta and Steve Elmendorf were among those admitted to the White House, according to the records, the first installment to be released since the administration agreed to a legal settlement that would for the first time allow the public to learn who was coming and going from the White House.
Billionaire George Soros, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, former Sen. Tom Daschle and Republican Newt Gingrich were also among those who stopped by.
The release of information comes on the heels of an investigation by The Washington Times that found the Obama administration rewarded scores of top Democratic donors with VIP access to the White House, private briefings with administration advisers and invitations to important speeches and town hall meetings.
High-dollar fundraisers were promised access to senior White House officials in exchange for pledges to donate $30,400 personally or to bundle $300,000 in contributions ahead of the 2010 midterm elections, according to internal Democratic National Committee documents. Those meetings have occurred away from the White House, and so would not be chronicled in the documents released Friday.
Also not among the records were those showing how many of Mr. Obama's top fundraisers - "bundlers" who collected six-figure sums for the president's campaign - visited, despite a request submitted by The Times on Sept. 30. The White House said that request was processed Oct. 1, thus would not be released until next month.