Who McCain Group Accepted Money From Proves We Need to Drain the Swamp

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.

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.”

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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]