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McCain Institute Attracting Former Clinton Foundation Donors

McCain Institute Attracting Former Clinton Foundation Donors


McCain Institute Attracting Former Clinton
Foundation Donors BY Edmondo Burr The McCain Institute is the new darling of
powerful interest groups and foreign donors seeking to influence U.S. policy after the
demise of the Clinton Foundation. Following Hillary Clinton�s defeat last
November, donations to the Clinton Foundation by foreign donors and the corporate sector
dropped by as much as 87 percent and 37 percent. The Last American Vagabond reports: While this was clearly devastating news for
the Clintons � essentially signaling a drastic decline in their political clout � it has
now become clear that the foundation of another former U.S. presidential candidate has gained
the favor of many of the Clinton Foundation�s former donors. Republican Senator John McCain (R-AZ), current
chairman of the Senate�s Armed Services Committee, has seen donations to the McCain
Institute surge, particularly donations from ostensibly �liberal� donors such as George
Soros and other long-time Clinton backers. The McCain Institute is meant to serve as
the senator�s �legacy� upon his eventual retirement and claims to be �dedicated to
advancing human rights, dignity, democracy, and freedom.� Like the Clinton Foundation,
the McCain Institute is a tax-exempt, non-profit foundation with approximately $8.1 million
in assets. However, the McCain Institute�s donor list
has raised eyebrows among conservative groups due to its uncanny similarity to that of the
Clinton Foundation. Among its donors are the neoliberal billionaire
and �activist� George Soros, Evelyn and Lynn de Rothschild, and the for-profit company
Teneo. Teneo was co-founded by Doug Band, a longtime
associate of the Clinton family and counselor to former President Bill Clinton, as well
as an instrumental force in the creation of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). In addition to these individuals, many of
the same foreign governments that were known to donate massive sums to the Clintons have
also bestowed their favor on the McCain Institute. For instance, Saudi Arabia, a nation that
funded 20 percent of Clinton�s failed 2016 presidential campaign, made a $1 million donation
to the McCain Institute, a donation that both the foundation and the senator himself have
refused to explain. Watch John McCain shut down a reporter who
asked about the Saudis� $1 million donation to the McCain Institute: Foreign governments are forbidden from donating
to U.S. politicians and often donate to non-profits in order to gain privileged access to America�s
most powerful lawmakers, an arrangement often called �pay-to-play.� For instance, the
Clinton Foundation received between $10 and $25 million from the Saudi monarchy, with
between $1 and $5 million more originating from the group �Friends of Saudi Arabia,�
which was co-founded by a �Saudi prince.� The McCain Institute has also accepted more
than $100,000 from the OCP Group, a Moroccan state-run phosphate fertilizer company that
operates in territory that it has illegally occupied since 1975. Morocco has been criticized by human rights
groups who argue that the Moroccan government consistently violates basic human rights and
that its state-owned companies subject their workers to gruesome conditions while exploiting
the disputed territory�s natural resources. The King of Morocco, not so coincidentally,
was himself a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton personally received a $12
million check from the king in return for holding a CGI regional meeting in the country. Critics of the McCain Institute have repeatedly
pointed out the conflict of interest for the Republican senator while also noting the institute�s
similarities to the Clinton Foundation.�This is a very real conflict of interest,� Craig
Holman, a government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, told the Daily Caller. �This is the similar type of pattern we
received with the Clinton Foundation in which foreign governments and foreign interests
were throwing a lot of money in the hopes of trying to buy influence.� Concerns have also been voiced regarding the
role of the institute�s donors and McCain�s personal leadership in the organization�s
exclusive �Sedona Forum,� which critics say is remarkably similar to the Clinton Global
Initiative (CGI) in that it hosts an annual gathering of special interests and powerful
political figures, resulting in the alleged creation of pay-to-play schemes. While McCain�s coherence may be fading,
his political power in Washington still stands, meaning that the McCain Institute will likely
continue to attract the attention and funds of powerful special interests and
foreign governments.

Comments (3)

  1. that cripple it's almost as crooked as that white BITCH CLINTON. John McCain keeps his ears warm by putting his head up clinton ASS.

  2. Makes sense – McCain has always been a fraud. He was injured in the plane crash – he wasn't tortured – that was propaganda to speak out against enhanced interrogation. McCain also gave away all US secrets to the Vietnam. McCain is now a sell out to the Globalist Leftists.

  3. Google The Following ,
    Ivanka Trump receives a hundred million dollars from the Gulf States .

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