John McCain’s foundation is funded by Saudis, Rothschilds & Soros

Sen. John McCain (RINO-AZ) has an eponymous foundation, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, that is less known and much smaller in scale, but rivals the Clinton Foundation in corruption.

Note: Don’t confuse the McCain Institute with either:

  • The philanthropic John and Cindy McCain Family Foundation that, according to, claimed a paltry $1,002 in income and $6,013 in assets in 2013; or
  • The McCain Foundation, which has nothing to do with John McCain, but was founded by McCain Foods.

The Institute describes itself as a tax-exempt non-profit and “non-partisan do-tank dedicated to advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity – in the United States and around the world.”

Reporting for The Daily Caller on June 19, 2017, Richard Pollock writes that the  Institute began with $9 million left over from McCain’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, and has become a huge operation, featuring upwards of 80 people including dozens of full time staff and board members. Associated with Arizona State University, the McCain Institute has assets valued at $8.1 million.

According to Pollock:

“Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive ‘Sedona Forum’ bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.”

So who exactly are McCain Institute donors?

(1) Saudi Arabia

A WikiLeaks tweet says the McCain Institute is funded by the Saudis:

wikileaks-tweet-on-mccain-instituteThe WikiLeaks tweet is corroborated by a Bloomberg report in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group has refused to explain publicly. (See “McCain cuts off questions about Saudi donation“)

Baxter Dmitry of YourNewsWire observes that the secretive $1 million donation from Saudi Arabia “looks suspiciously like a Clinton Foundation style pay-for-play ‘donation'” and explains why Sen. McCain has “certain ‘viewpoints’ about the Middle East, and keeps making secret trips to Syria.” Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel, are adamantly opposed to Syria’s Assad government and seek its overthrow by “rebels” who include Al Qaeda jihidasts.

More than that, according to the censored 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission’s report, the Saudi government was involved in the 9/11 attack. John F Lehman, a Republican member of the 9/11 commission, said:

“There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government. Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.”

See “Congress releases classified 28 pages of 9/11 Report: It’s Saudi Arabia”.

But John McCain took $1 million donations from the very same Saudi government.

(2) The Rothschilds

According to the above-referenced WikiLeaks tweet as well as the McCain Institute’s staff members page, Lynn Forester de Rothschild — a buddy of the Clintons — is a trustee of the McCain Institute.

The involvement of the Rothschilds goes beyond Lynn being an institute trustee.

John McCain has been accused of accepting improper campaign donations from the Rothschilds. U.S. political campaigns are forbidden from accepting contributions from foreign nationals.

According to the nonpartisan citizens’ watchdog group Judicial Watch (via The Guardian), in 2008 John McCain violated election laws by accepting campaign contributions from two non-U.S. nationals.

At issue is a fundraising luncheon held in March at London’s Spencer House during McCain’s swing through the United Kingdom. An invitation to the event lists Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as hosts, and indicates the event was made possible with their “kind permission”. Tickets to the luncheon cost $1,000 to $2,300.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: “The question is whether or not the Rothschilds paid for the event, the venue, the catering, or any other related costs.”

(3) George Soros & Clinton Crony

According to Richard Pollock of The Daily Caller, the McCain Institute has also “accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros” and from Teneo, a for-profit “global strategies” company founded by a Clinton crony named Doug Band, who was Bill Clinton’s “bag man”. As Pollock puts it, “Teneo has long helped enrich [Bill] Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.”

Pollock says McCain and Soros became friends after the senator was exposed as a member of the “Keating Five” in the savings and loan (S&L) industry scandal that erupted during George H.W. Bush’s administration. As the S&L bank chairman, Charles Keating had paid $1.3 million to bribe five members of Congress, including McCain, to interfere with government regulators on behalf of the savings bank.

The experience so scarred McCain that he became a vigorous advocate of campaign finance reform and in the process reportedly became friends with Soros — the thoroughly evil funder of black riots here in the United States (see “List of persons/groups paid by Soros to protest in Ferguson & Selma“), and of the Muslim invasion in Europe (see “Soros aids invasion of Christian Europe by Muslim refugees, says Hungary prime minister”).

(4) Moroccan Government

According to Pollock, the McCain Institute has also taken at least $100,000 in “donations” from OCP, S.A., a Moroccan state-owned phosphate company operating in Western Sahara which repeatedly has been accused of worker abuse and exploitation.

Morocco seized Western Sahara in 1975 and has since occupied the region by force in defiance of U.N. resolutions and legal declarations by other international bodies. Human rights groups, including the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice, say Morocco’s state-owned companies, including OCP, subject its workforce to gruesome conditions while exploiting Western Sahara’s natural resources, especially phosphate, Morocco’s “white gold” that is used to make fertilizer. The Western Sahara holds half of the world’s phosphate reserves.

The King of Morocco was also a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton personally accepted $12 million from the King in return for holding a CGI (the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative) regional meeting in Morocco. OCP, the Moroccan state-owned phosphate company that “donated” $100,000 to the McCain Institute, was a major sponsor of the CGI meeting, and Bill Clinton was the featured speaker.

McCain has lavished effusive praise on the King of Morocco, saying in 2011, that the country was a “positive example to governments across the Middle East and North Africa.”

(5) Pro-Iran Foundation

Pollock reports that the McCain Institute has also accepted at least $100,000 from the pro-Iranian Pivotal Foundation, founded by Francis Najafi who owns the private equity and real estate firm Pivotal Group.

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 describes itself as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.” In other words, the NIAC act as Iran’s lobbyists in Washington, although it has neither registered as a lobbyist with Congress, nor filed as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Indeed, NIAC President Trita Parsi has long been an advocate a lobbyist for Iran:

  • In May 2013, Parsi spoke to a packed Capitol Hill meeting sponsored by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison to argue in favor of the nuclear deal. Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress and is also deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
  • As recently as May 2017, Parsi demanded that President Donald Trump and officials in his administration “cease questioning the integrity of” the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Sen. McCain’s involvement with Iran lobbyist NIAC is troublesome:

  • Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, said: “This is a very real conflict of interest. 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, said 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. From a personal standpoint, I’d rather not see these entities exist.”
  • Charles Ortel, a retired Wall Street investment banker and philanthropy law expert, said that “high 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, reeks of impropriety and at worse are public corruption.”

Pollock says the McCain Institute did not respond to requests for the dollar amounts of its high donors, when the donations were made and if there were strings attached to the contributions, claiming it did not have any of the information.

For his part, Sen. McCain professed he has no involvement with his own institute that is named after him, saying “I’m proud that the institute is named after me, but I have nothing to do with it” — which stretches credulity.

The institute’s donations from governments like Saudi Arabia and Morocco raise legitimate questions of pay-for-play. They also contradict McCain’s vision of human rights and national security.

How the McCain Institute spends its millions also raises questions.

Combating human trafficking is an important program of the Institute. The actor Ashton Kutcher is a member of the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.

According to Baxter Dmitry of YourNewsWire, the Institute claims to have donated a total of $2.5 million to stop human trafficking: $500,000 in 2012; $500,000 in 2013; and $1,500,000 in 2014.

The only problem is every penny of the $2.5 million went to the Arizona State University Foundation that “does not appear to have anything whatsoever to do with human trafficking.”

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44 responses to “John McCain’s foundation is funded by Saudis, Rothschilds & Soros

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  2. Good reporting! thanks, and not surprising with mcCain

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  3. backstabber, liar, traitor, cheater, adulterer, liar (yes, twice), he danced with the devil’s supporters while being a supporter of the devil…brain cancer should be the least of his worries

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  4. We’ve all met them. In any organization there will be those who seize the reins of power and end up controlling everything. These slimy politicians that we watch have reached the pinnacle (or depths, you decide) of their natures.

    These self-serving, driven scoundrels do not go unnoticed by those who find them useful. You may further notice that most of these manipulators and liars are not particularly bright. Intelligence is not the trait the Controllers are looking for.

    These are the ones who forsake eternal bliss for the treasures of this world. While they pile up wealth, we should never forget that we don’t see hearses with luggage racks.

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    • lophatt . . . . . Your reply was fabulous! I was particularly taken by. . . “These are the ones who forsake eternal bliss for the treasures of this world. While they pile up wealth, we should never forget that we don’t see hearses with luggage racks.” I would say we have plenty of men and women who fall in this catalog . . . accumulating wealth, including John McCain, all at the risk of their Eternal soul. McCain is a vile individual, he has much sorrow and blood on his hands. Thank goodness, these individuals may fool mortal men, but there will be no subterfuge when they are standing at the Judgement Bar of God!

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  5. I’m just kinda surprised that everyone’s waited until he’s “on the ropes” to jump on him. He’s been selling us out for Decades in relative anonymity. And sorry to break it to the Patriots among us,calling him a Hero truly cheapens the word Hero. In prior Wars and Conflicts a Soldier had to actually DO something to EARN the Title of War Hero-and THESE people actually shied AWAY from that Title. THEY just “did what any of us would do in that situation”,to borrow a quote from my Dad. I know that actually coming home,hopefully Vertical,is a big deal to those who came back from Korea,Viet Nam and all the other battles in recent History,but unless a Soldier has put himself at significant risk,or suffered grave injury saving his fellow Soldiers or furthering the forward progress of the battle,he can’t legitimately claim the title Hero.
    It’s stuck in my craw for years that McCain traded so freely on his “Hero” status that I don’t feel he earned. I appreciate his service to the US,but I DON’T appreciate his buying a ticket home with 32 recorded messages to assist the ENEMY in their fight against his own men.
    That said,I really DO hope he is able to fully recover from this Cancer,and I hope this experience gives him pause to reflect on how he’s conducted his life so far;maybe he’ll see things from a new perspective and change his ways,or at least acknowledge his trampling on the sacrifices made by TRUE HEROES that he could create a career for himself once he was home.

    Heroes don’t NEED to say it-They know in their Hearts what they’ve done above and beyond the call of Duty.

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    • “I’m just kinda surprised that everyone’s waited until he’s “on the ropes” to jump on him.”

      Whom are you accusing?

      Look at the dates of the sources I used for this post: they all predate McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis.

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      • Nobody in particular;it just seems like in the last week ALL I’ve been hearing about is McCain. I’ve never liked him,and don’t hesitate to say so. With the exception of you and FOTM’s members though,until a week or two ago,it was like he didn’t exist,and now it seems like EVERYONE is jumping on the bandwagon. Damn-I’D be depressed if I was him…..


    • Personally, I have come to dislike the word ‘hero.’ (Which is a sad shame-as we do have genuine heroes-) But the word is so bandied about, that it has lost some of its true meaning.

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  6. The white collar criminal is a different kind of criminal. Not the type to go out on the street to rob someone, he wears a suit and works in an office. The communists have taken their “long walk through the institutions,” and Saul Alinsky maintained that the radical wears a suit and tie and goes to work like the uninitiated. So it is with the white collar criminal, and they have taken their own “long walk.”
    I never thought I could ever give Barack Obama credit, of sorts, for anything. But he prevented John McCain—a real louse of a man—and Hillary Clinton—Lady Macbeth on steroids—from becoming Presidents. THANK GOD McCain will never become President. And I also announce that I have been through with the Republican Party since the days of George W. Bush: Neither Party is any good at all!

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    Well, McCain will soon be McCan’t. Maybe ISIS and Soros will send this traitor flowers.

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    • Tonya . . . Although once he’s dead, he can’t be of much further use to the likes of ISIS or Soros. Somehow I rather doubt that the puppet masters will really care one way or another . . . they will be onto finding another dupe to manipulate.

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  9. Dr Eowyn . . . This is an excellent article!

    It is so apparent that McCain has perpetrated evil over a vast period of decades. I still maintain that I wish him a speedy demise, so that our nation may be free of his influence peddling, and evil machinations. If I am being sinful in that feeling, then I will have to stand at the Judgement Bar and be ready to pay for that sin, or beg for Mercy at the hands of Our Lord and Savior.

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  10. Enemy Soldiers Amongst Us

    Never forget it was McCains father who ordered the coverup of Israel bombing the Liberty. He interviewed each survivor n ordered them never to speak of what you saw. McCains father’s best interest was for Israel, not America. Like the Bushs, the treason runs deep in their bloodline.

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    • Yeah, I assumed everyone knew about that episode. My guess is that having an admiral for a daddy explains how Songbird avoided charges for all the death and destruction on the Forstall.

      McCain was an ignorant smartass when he was young. Now he’s an arrogant smartass that’s old. Any other pilot who damaged that many planes and refused to follow rules like he did would have been booted out of the Navy.

      Then he went on to get himself captured and sing like a canary. His fellow prisoners all wanted to see him in prison. His Daddy, The Admiral, threatened the crew of the Liberty to keep them silent about Israel trying to sink them. LBJ wanted it that way and Adm. McCain was only too happy to deliver.

      The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


  11. I despise John McCain. I have, from a young age after hearing snippets of my grandparents’ conversations. I’ve filled in a lot of the blanks over the past two years. He gets no thanks from me.. His “service” both militarily and in the Senate has been a self-promoting fiasco. He is a man of mediocre IQ, with entitled, indifferent and evil characteristics all rolled into one. The best comment I’ve seen on his currently reported condition is “I hope John McCain doesn’t suffer.. too long”. Nobody’s perfect, but some are irreparably flawed.

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  12. There are many aspects of this article that could be commented on but I want to focus on the Saudi Arabia connection to American politicians.
    * 15 of the 19 hijackers on 911 were from Saudi Arabia – Survivors of 9/11 attack urge May to release Saudi Arabia terror report = According to The Independent, survivors of the 9/11 attacks have written to Prime Minister Theresa May – urging her to make public a British government report into the extent of Saudi Arabia’s funding of Islamist extremism in the UK. =
    * Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary’s Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims =
    * Saudi Offers “Castrated African Slave” for Sale on Facebook =
    * Did the Saudis buy a president? – How much money has flowed from the House of Saud to the Bush family and its friends and allies over the years? No one will ever know — but the number is at least $1.477 billion. =
    * Obama administration’s $1 billion arms deal aids Saudi brutality in Yemen, lawmakers say =

    * Trump Signs “Single Largest Arms Deal In US History” With Saudi Arabia Worth $350 Billion =

    Why do our elected, no matter whomever we elect, keep on doing business with Saudi Arabia with so many human violations and American Blood On Their Hands?

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  13. Not once have I ever heard that man call for peace. The war monger is a profiteer by owning ammo factories in Bulgaria. Never liked him and he certainly has never supported the Republicans. He tried to block everything good being done.
    Everytime he was called a war hero I cringed. He is right up there with Fonda and Kerry.
    May he rot. His karma has come home.

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    • From the moral standpoint, many have called Jane Fonda a traitor—and I agree. But, be that as it may, John McCain has more than proved himself to be the bigger traitor. Jane Fonda may not have killed anyone, at least directly, but John McCain’s actions—even if we pretend the USS Forrestal incident never happened—have resulted, at least indirectly, in the deaths of a large number of people.
      I agree with the sentiments of many people who have commented on this post: I cannot remember ever having heard of John McCain call for peace. Never.

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  15. Valerie Blonder

    Disturbing & what a betrayal..

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  17. “Also listed as a donor is the highly controversial Phoenix-based mining company Freeport-McMoRan, whose gold and copper mining operations in West Papua, Indonesia are said to have brought poverty and genocide to the indigenous population.

    “Indigenous tribes such as the Kamoro and the Amungme claim their communities have been racked with poverty, disease, oppression and environmental degradation since the mine began operations in 1973,” writes The Guardian.

    Since the discovery of gold, and the alleged fraudulent handover of control to the Indonesian government in 1969, the country’s Muslim transmigration plan has resettled militant Muslims who have been systematically killing the Christian Kamoro and Amungme.

    The resulting genocide has been going on for nearly five decades with very little international attention given to the extermination taking place, often referred to as the “silent genocide.””

    Source –

    Senator John McCain’s Ties to Saudis and Rothschilds Exposed

    Related links –

    The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost

    The Silent Genocide – The Exploitation and Illegal Occupation of West Papua

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  18. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    How do all of these politicians get so mixed up with the Arabs – why money of course? Plain and simple.



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  21. One would think with all the foreign money funneled into these campaigns, or these money laundering, so called foundations, that we would have at least a few politicians behind bars. It is no small thing to this American when foreign or domestic actors are allowed to buy politicians that sell out the citizens they are supposed to be representing! But we now know that our top law enforcement agencies are as corrupt as Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama! We are talking about sedition and treason! No small point! Nothing short of a revolution will clean up this mess! Nobody is looking out for we the people! We need mass hangings to get our point across!

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