A select group of conservatives has been actively fighting against the agenda of President Trump, and in effect, the American people. Their behavior is raising serious questions, and the deeper journalists dig, the more troubling information they discover.
In 2012, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) started his foundation, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, with the leftover funds from his 2008 presidential campaign. As it would turn out, some interesting characters have made donations to McCain’s foundation, including the progressive billionaire George Soros, who donated as much as $100,000, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller.
McCain’s foundation was designed to be his legacy in this world. It has been described as being “dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy, and freedom.”
Ironically, some of the donors to his foundation seem to not be a fan of freedom, human rights, or dignity. Soros may be the big ticket player, but there are other people involved that make this story all the more disturbing.
Another donor involved in McCain’s foundation is a for-profit company that goes by the name of Teneo. Teneo was founded by none other than Doug Band.
Band used to be known as former-President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Clinton and Band have worked together on multiple occasions on lucrative speaking events and expensive business deals.
One would think that having the likes of Soros and a former “buddy” of Bill Clinton as donors to a foundation run by a Republican would raise some eyebrows. It was all but a non-starter issue until The Daily Caller and a few other groups investigated the connections.
Bloomberg also noted some interesting information. Back in 2016, there was a million dollar donation given to McCain’s foundation. The donation was made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
McCain’s group was asked why they took a contribution from the Saudis. They refused to talk about the subject publicly, raising even more suspicion.
Aside from run-of-the-mill liberal donations, there are other donors that have left journalists scratching their heads. The institute took a $100,000 from a Moroccan state-run business that is known for abusing and exploiting workers.
McCain has taken contributions from Soros and other questionable sources. Do you judge a politician by their donors?
The last group worth noting is yet another $100,000 donation from the Pivotal Foundation, which was birthed from Pivotal Group, a real estate business operated by Francis Najafi. Najafi’s group has given around $205,000 over the course of three years to the National Iranian-American Council, which firmly supports the Iranian Nuclear deal put into place by former President Obama.
NIAC has also taken issue with President Trump, warning him that he needs to “cease questioning the integrity of a (nuclear) deal.” The problem with the groups that are making donations to McCain’s foundation is that this isn’t just one or two instances of connections to suspicious groups.
When multiple liberal and/or controversial donors flock to McCain in light of his behavior, such as shooting down the repeal and replace of Obamacare, one can’t help but wonder. Is this the biggest coincidence ever, or something much more sinister? It’s becoming clearer that McCain has no loyalty to the Republican Party — or the President.