McCain Institute Donors Look Disturbingly Similar To Clinton Foundation - Soros, Teneo, Saudia Arabia...

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Last fall, we spent a fair amount of time reading through John Podesta's emails, courtesy of Wikileaks, and grew increasingly astonished with each passing day at the number of apparent conflicts of interest created by the Clinton Foundation which seemed to be nothing more than a front created for the Clintons to peddle their influence around the world in return for staggering "charitable" donations.

Take, for example, our posts which questioned whether the CEO of Dow Chemical, Andrew Liveris, made very sizable contributions to the Clinton Foundation just so he could get an audience with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss his failed $9 billion joint venture with Kuwait.  Here are a couple of posts which provide some background:

Or, there was that time that Hillary was offered $12 million from Moroccan King Mohammed VI just to host her annual "Clinton Global Initiative" meeting in his country.

And don't even get us started on Doug Band who spent years with the Clintons before starting his own "consulting" practice called Teneo (see:  Doug Band Exposes Foundation's "For-Profit Activity Of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.)")

Now, an exclusive report on the "McCain Institute" published earlier today from the Daily Caller (DC) has us wondering who else in Congress might just be running miniature Clinton Foundation-ish organizations and enriching their personal families in the process. 

As the DC points out, the McCain Institute's donor list looks eerily similar to that of the Clinton Foundation. 

In addition to the 'who's who' of massive corporate donors (Chevron, Cisco, FedEx, Wal-Mart...), many of which were also large contributors to the Clinton Foundation, the McCain Institute counts many other more 'questionable' donors, including Saudi Arabia, Teneo (Doug Band's firm) and George Soros, among its largest. 

As the DC points out, one such 'questionable' donor that took interest in the McCain Institute was OCP, S.A., a Moroccan state-owned phosphate company.  Ironically, OCP just happened to also be a "major sponsor" of the Clinton Global Initiative where Bill was a featured speaker.

It accepted more than $100,000 from OCP, S.A., a Moroccan state-owned phosphate company operating in the Western Sahara, territory which Morocco seized in 1975. The North African country has since occupied the region by force in defiance of U.N. resolutions and legal declarations by other international bodies.

 

Morocco has come under criticism from human rights groups that the government violates basic human rights and that its state-owned companies subject its workforce to gruesome conditions while exploiting the disputed territory’s natural resources.

 

The Western Sahara holds half of the world’s phosphate reserves. Used to make fertilizer, phosphate is called Morocco’s “white gold.”

 

OCP also was a major sponsor of the CGI meeting, and Bill Clinton was the featured speaker.

 

And then there is the Pivotal Foundation...

The McCain group has also accepted at least $100,000 from the Pivotal Foundation, which was created by Francis Najafi who owns the Pivotal Group, a private equity and real estate firm.

 

The Pivotal Foundation has in the last three years given $205,000 to the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), which has been a vocal advocate for the Iranian nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated.

 

The NIAC web site claims the group “is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.”

 

But NIAC President Trita Parsi has long been an advocate for Iran, including demanding in May 2017 that President Donald Trump and officials in his administration “cease questioning the integrity of a (nuclear) deal.”

 

The NIAC is “Iran’s lobbyists in Washington,” charged Aresh Salih, the Washington representative of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan. “People inside of Iran know them as their lobbyists in Washington, D.C.,” Salih told TheDCNF.

 

The NIAC does not file as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, nor does it register as a lobbyist with Congress.

...not to mention Soros and Teneo who apparently gave all their money to the Clintons and could only afford a $25,000-$99,999 donation to McCain.

 

Not surprisingly, pretty much everyone who understands these 'charitable fronts' think they're a bad idea...afterall, we sincerely doubt that random Moroccan fertilizer companies suddenly performed random searches for charities of interest and just happened to settle upon both the Clinton Foundation and the McCain Institute.  No, we suspect they are looking for more from these organizations than just a tax deduction and a "warm and fuzzy" feeling in their hearts.

“This is a very real conflict of interest,” Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, told TheDCNF. “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.”

 

Lawrence Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, told the DCNF that accepting contributions in the name of a sitting senator like McCain raises troubling issues.

 

“In terms of the ethics of it, it does raise a broad question of people trying to get good will with the elected official,” he said. “From a personal standpoint, I’d rather not see these entities exist.”

Of course, the real question is just how many congressional representatives have managed to setup similar organizations that we're not even aware of yet.

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Newbie lurker's picture

Everyone knows McStain is a piece of shit.

knukles's picture

Woah hoh hoo!
The Deep State, Soros, Progs, Neo-Cons, Bilderbergers, NWO, BIS, CGI, fiat, etc.

They're jumping out of the woodwork!

 

nmewn's picture

But but but...wut about tax returns and Trump Tower on the Volga? ;-)

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

OK, you're a "war hero" for being balled up in a prison camp for a long time.

Now go away.

johngaltfla's picture

I don't get the big deal.

Show the Queen of Diamonds to Comrade McCain and he'll suck anyone's dick.

Even is "she" is wearing a dress.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

I am shocked, shocked I say, to hear of bribery in the US Senate.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-06/hedgelesshorsemans-revolutionar...

 

 

15.  Research your two senators and one congressman at https://www.opensecrets.org/ Make a list of their 10 biggest donors, and send the list to your "representative" in an email or letter.

 

16.  Read, War is a Racket, by Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, two-time Medal of Honor recipient.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Hedgeless,

McCain ISIS

In April 2013, GOP Senator McCain at an Idlib, Syria Terrorist Gathering Pledged US Money and Weapons to Ex-US POW Ibrahim Al-Badri of the “Free Syrian Army,”an Al Qaeda Leader Then Already Among Washington’s Five Most Wanted Terrorists with a $10 Million Reward on His Head; McCain’s Moderate Democratic Protege Badri Was Simultaneously Emir of ISIS, Styling Himself Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and Now Claims to Rule the World as Caliph Ibrahim of the Restored Caliphate — So Why Hasn’t McCain Been Indicted?
-Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

http://www.infowars.com/mccain-other-top-officials-accused-of-illegally-...

targayren hous's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... www.jobproplan.com

knukles's picture

Are you suggesting that he and Lindsay are an "item"?

Al Gophilia's picture

When one corrupt foundation fails, you find another to keep the ball rolling. Money's got to flow or the corridors of graft and corruption gum up.

Crash Overide's picture

This does't fit the Russian/obstruction narrative though...

SoDamnMad's picture

McCain blasted a potential candidate for a defense position because he wouldn't immediately agree to arming Ukraine. McCain wants war in the Baltics, War in Uraine and war in the Middle East (pick one or all: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria).

WAMO556's picture

You know, that NO banksters have been put into jail since the early 80's.

 

Isn't that interesting???

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Remember, folks.

If you see a politician wearing a military uniform for a photo op...do NOT assume that they are a patriot.

Many scoundrels join the military strictly to enhance their political resumes and prove themselves to be the enemy within.

Yes, this includes "Tulsi" with the "pained sympathy" stretched across her staged photos.

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

Son and grandson of full admirals.  Earned captain's stripes which is no mean feat and did it as a pilot which is no picnic.  He's a snake, but by God he earned all that fruit salad.

Mr. Universe's picture
Johnnie came from out on the Hanoi Hilton,
In the backroom he was everybody's darling,
But he never lost his head
Even when he was giving head
He sayes, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the Congress go,

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

SAE6065's picture

Nice take off Lou Reeds classic hit. EXCELLENT Sir

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

Apparently not - he keeps getting re-elected.

DollarMenu's picture

Term limits would go a long way to disrupt this increasingly obvious "pay to play" system.

WAMO556's picture

Yeah, EVERYONE knows WHAT he is.  Has it occured to anyone that he is being "elected" by the people that own him and not the people of Arizona??? Spread enough money around and alot of people will feel better about the type of animal mccain is, they just dont know that they are committing treason!

Freddie's picture

McCain is an evil zio con shit and Soros boy like Jared Kusjner.  McCain and his father killed more American sailors than the RUSSIANS EVER DID.  His old man  sold out the sailors of the USS Liberty.

land_of_the_few's picture

ISIS = PHOSPHATE WAR ? (partly) :D

Syria is a phosphate producer

Russia is also a phosphate producer

....... and Morocco is illegally occupying phosphate mining territory in Western Sahara .... and is McCain's donor.

 

The Moroccan phosphate donor is interesting, apparently Syria used to export a lot of phosphate, before *something* happened ..... :D

'Syria produced about 1.9% of the world's phosphate rock output and was the world's ninth ranked producer of phosphate rock in 2009"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Syria#Mining

 

Isil seizes Syrian regime's lucrative phosphate mines Isil strikes at heart of Syrian economy with gains in oil, gas and mining following capture of Palmyra and further gains deeper into the province

7:19PM BST 27 May 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11633289/Isil...

 

 

N0TME's picture

Yes, but when are Arizonians going to wake up to this fact.

Stop electing this dumbass!

Obadiah's picture

hes just another swap creature

 

off with thier head then let them eat cake

chrsn's picture

This has a real New World Odor

NoDebt's picture

Hence, "one party system".  The fuckers are all on the take from all the same people.

Taking down the Clintons is, of course, impossible but I wouldn't mind seeing McCain taken for a "perp walk" out of his office in handcuffs with the cameras rolling.

 

knukles's picture

This is what you get, Larry.  When you try to fuck a stranger up the ass.

Dr. Engali's picture

I'm Jacks's complete lack of surprise. This should not be news to anyone who has been paying attention for the past twenty years.

qdone's picture

mccain is one of the worst cancers ever visited upon this or any other nation. why did God do this?

knukles's picture

To test you.  Now you understand what that Biblical hell fire and damnation shit looks like as you keep getting closer and closer to the pyre.
Actually, that's kinda Old Testament.
How about New Age?
He's just fuckin' with ya' for some yucks......

null's picture

To show us that nepotism is incompatible with military service?

Village-idiot's picture

When people continuously vote for him, they get what they deserve.

Freddie's picture

I read that his family is Jesuit like the current evil Pope.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"I, as a U.S. airman, am guilty of crimes against the Vietnamese country and people," the voice says in the recording. "I bombed their cities, towns, and villages and caused many injuries, even deaths, for the people of Vietnam."  -John McCain while a prisoner in Vietnam.

Let me say first that I have no issue with anyone giving into torture or even the legitimate threat of torture.  I'm sure I would do the same.  But I wouldn't call myself a hero and run for Senate after I got back.

knukles's picture

Well, so much for that misplaced childhood.

Merica101's picture

McCain's new rich Father-in-Law bankrolled him in Arizona.

marathonman's picture

What he said in the confession (coerced I'm sure) was not untrue.

whosyerdaddy's picture

Keating 5 McCain, this is barely news. McCain crooked? Who woulda thunk? RAIN Remove All Incumbents Now

Freddie's picture

USS Forrestal and his old man USS Liberty.  Oddly Sec Forrestal was murdered at Bethsda Naval Hospital because he did not support Israel.

Sen Joe McCarthy was also murdered at Bethesda.  Poppy Bush tried to get Reagan transferred to bethesda to finish what he an dthe zio cons started.  Dr. Joe Giordano at George Washington hospital may have saved Reagan's life by blocking the transfer.

Bethesday was also where the fake JFK's autopsy occurred.

Boston7708's picture

String the POS up beside Killary and fridgit Billy
And the drum roll please '''Monica take your mouth off that and pull the lever''' good gracious women the other lever

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

"...throwing a lot of money in the hopes of trying to buy influence.”

 

NOBODY throws a lot of money HOPING to buy influence.

DollarMenu's picture

You are correct, money spent WILL produce the desired results, else why spend it.

NickPeeMe's picture

Drumpf's owners as well.

Yars Revenge's picture

John McCain never struck me as the charitable sort.

Except when it came to donating bombs to Arab countries.

HyperinflatmyNutts's picture

He has to go down in history as one of the biggest scumbags who sold us out.