It has been revealed that Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) technically misrepresented a stipend from billionaire George Soros on her financial disclosures. She reported the income as a lesser amount and did not reveal the name of the source of the income, which turned out to be George Soros.
Tlaib specifically chose to leave Soros' name off as the source of funds used for a fellowship, even though it seems that the House ethics committee had required it. She also reported a lesser amount than what was actually received, "according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms."
Free Beacon reported and later updated their information, stating:
An expenditure of $85,307 to Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Mich., from 2017 is shown on page 97 of the 321-page report to "to increase involvement of disenfranchised urban communities of color with their local governance process by creating a community benefits strategy for equitable development and creating a leadership training for impacted residents focused on negotiation skills and identifying leverage at the local level."
Tlaib did not report any income in the amount of $85,307 on financial disclosure forms submitted as she was running for office, which identified the names of the sources that provided her income in three of four cases. Tlaib received compensation from the Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center, Wayne State University, and Metro Solutions, the forms show.
The $68,307 income marked for the "Leadership in Government Fellowship" on the financial disclosure forms is also $17,000 less than the $85,307 that was marked as being paid out by Soros's group.
UPDATE 11:45 A.M.: Jonathan Kaplan, the communications officer for the Open Society Foundations, sent the following quote after publication:
"Rashida Tlaib was awarded a Leadership in Government fellowship from the Open Society Foundations in the fall of 2016. Her project: to focus on increasing the civic participation of disenfranchised urban communities of color. When Ms. Tlaib informed us that she was planning to run for Congress, we mutually agreed to suspend her fellowship and no further payments were made."
If that doesn't sound like a typical Democrat move, to hide the fact that you got money from George Soros, then what does?