Every true conservative’s favorite neocon appears to have himself in trouble. Someone should have taught Senator McCain that he should pick his playmates more carefully. You hang out with the wrong crowd long enough and some of the dirt is bound to rub off on you.
It also seems that there is some sort of requirement or at least compulsion among national elected officials to have a foundation or some similar organization instituted in their name. The Clinton Foundation naturally comes to mind immediately as it has been at the center of some of the more lurid accusations of money-laundering and influence-peddling by Hillary.
It turns out that Mr. McCain has the eponymously-named McCain Foundation. It also turns out that some of its donors have last names like Soros and Clinton, and others have Middle-Eastern ties. Possible conflicts of interest here?
“In 2012, McCain used unspent funds from his 2008 presidential campaign to form a new foundation, the McCain Institute for International Leadership. The foundation ‘is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom’, and is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, currently valued at $8.1 million.
“But who is funding this foundation? When the ‘Daily Caller’ did some investigating, they discovered that contributions for as much as $100,000 came from far-left activist George Soros, as well as Teneo, a company founded by Doug Band, a former associate of Bill Clinton’s. It’s through Teneo that Bill Clinton has been able to make millions through speeches and business deals.”
A foundation worth $8.1 million is pretty puny. The Clintons probably misappropriate funds that size on a daily basis. But why are they and Mr. Soros giving money to McCain’s foundation?
“It’s not just donations that are problematic, too — the foundation gave $205,000 to the National Iranian-American Council.”
That looks very bad for McCain, especially after his bellicose statements regarding what the US should do to Iran.
“Some believe that the foundation is nothing more than a corrupt enterprise. ‘[H]igh government officials such as John McCain, [former Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama should not get involved with vehicles like these where substantial sums can be funneled over time in ways that at best, wreak of impropriety and at worse are public corruption,’ Charles Ortel, a retired Wall Street investment banker and philanthropy law expert, said to the ‘Daily Caller’.”
Well, John, given your foundation’s supporters, and the fact that you’ve got five years left in your term in the Senate, maybe you should go public. Be honest and admit that you really are a liberal at heart, and are much more comfortable with people like Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and Nancy Pelosi than you are with President Trump and those Americans who supported him.
Source: Right Wing News