Ex-Albania Leader Sues Secretary Blinken, Citing Ties to 'Protector George Soros'
Joe Biden's secretary of state sued for defamation by former President Sali Berisha
Democrat Joe Biden's Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is being sued for defamation by the former leader of Albania, who cites the top U.S Government official's deep ties to "protector George Soros."
Former Albanian President Sali Berisha, who also served as the country's 32nd prime minister, has published a statement announcing his lawsuit against Secretary Blinken.
Berisha revealed that France's Paris Court (Tribunal Judiciaire de Paris) accepted his lawsuit against Blinken for defamation.
Unlike other justice systems around the world, French courts can pursue charges and find a defendant guilty in absentia, should Blinken choose to ignore the case.
Berisha says he filed the lawsuit "after the Secretary of State, on May 19, 2021, announced his decision to declare me and my family members non-grata for 'significant corruption'.
"This decision is based on misinformation from the corrupt lobbying of Prime Minister Edi Rama and his protector George Soros, with whom I have had substantial disagreements," the 2nd president of Albania said.
President Berisha's statement continues:
"That decision – rendered without any evidence, fact, or document, unexpected, entirely political, and unique – came eight years after I resigned from any leadership position and every public executive function and three weeks after the candidate I supported lost the election.
"In addition, during thirty years of my career, I have never been charged or investigated for any form of corruption.
"No one has ever filed a lawsuit or proven any allegations of corruption in a court of law against me or any of my family members.
"Expressing my confidence in the court of law and awaiting the commencement of the trial, I invite the Secretary of State to present to the court any evidence, fact, or document to prove the allegations on which he has based his groundless decision to declare me non-grata. Sali Berisha"
This news comes shortly after Neon Nettle last week exposed Blinken's deep family ties to George Soros.
The relationship is empowering Soros to have direct influence over Biden administration and State Department policy.
Earlier in May, Blinken announced sanctions against Berisha and his family.
Blinken cited “significant corruption” for the move and banned him, his wife, and his children from entering the U.S.
Berisha was leading a center-right political party called the Democratic Party (a counterintuitive name from an American perspective).
The party was founded in 1990 after the ouster of the nation’s Communist regime.
The seventy-six-year-old Albanian politician, an ally to both Bushes, currently serves as an opposition member of Albania’s parliament, of which the Socialist Party of Albania holds a majority.
Blinken said in a statement that during his second stint in leadership, Berisha “was involved in corrupt acts, such as misappropriation of public funds and interfering with public processes, including using his power for his own benefit and to enrich his political allies and his family members.”
No details or supporting evidence were provided.
Berisha has insisted there is “zero evidence” behind the corruption allegations, asserting the U.S. ban was based on “misinformation” from outlets backed by Soros.
However, as Neon Nettle previously reported, Blinken does have connections to Soros.
Antony’s father Donald Blinken and his wife Vera funded the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Soros’ Central European University (a University Soros founded), which houses a digital collection of Hungarian historical documents.
In one Soros Foundations Network report from 2002, Blinken’s father is listed on the Board of Trustees for CEU third after Soros (the chair) and Aryeh Neier.
Donald Blinken was U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 1994 to 1998, right as Soros was setting up shop there, and he and his wife had close ties to the socialist government.
In one Soros Foundations Network report from 2002, Blinken’s father is listed on the Board of Trustees for Central European University third after Soros (the chair) and Aryeh Neier.
It’s doubtful that the apple fell far from the tree, either.
After Blinken was confirmed as Biden's Secretary of State, Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet called it “great news for George Soros.”