We all knew that John McCain was part of the swamp in Washington. We just didn’t know how desperately the Republican senator needed to be drained, too.
According to a report from The Daily Caller, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, a group founded by the Arizona senator in the wake of his 2008 presidential defeat, has accepted money from billionaire liberal George Soros and a corporation with strong links to the Clinton family.
Questions over the organization arose over what’s known as the “Sedona Forum” — a setup not wholly unlike the Clinton Foundation’s notorious Clinton Global Initiative, which provided yearly symposiums where power players from the world of business and government met.
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The Daily Caller described it as an event which “annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.”
The Institute, which has assets valued at $8.1 million and is associated with Arizona State University, was started in 2012 using $9 million in funds from McCain’s dumpster fire of a 2008 campaign. It’s supposedly “dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.”
However, the group has taken “as much as” $100,000 from George Soros and Teneo, a company founded by Clinton Foundation associate Doug Band. A report from Bloomberg also said there had been a $1 million donation from the Saudi Arabians, and it’s also taken at least $100,000 from a Moroccan state-run company and a private equity and real estate firm with ties to a pro-Iranian group.
Needless to say, this has raised no small amount of alarm among watchdog groups… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]