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June 27, 2017

Following the Example of the Fund for Clintons, the Foundation for McCains Refuses to Disclose Its Largest Donor's Largesse

And John McCain is the guy who brought us the McCain-Feingold Campaign "Reform" Act, requiring anyone who gives $250 or more to a political campaign to be disclosed.

I didn't make that connection. That's in Richard Pollock's article:

The McCain Institute for International Leadership executives refuse to disclose how much money big donors have contributed to the nonprofit that's named after Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

McCain was the architect of the landmark Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002-- more popularly known as "McCain-Feingold" -- that required public disclosure of all contributions of at least $250 in federal elections. Former Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold co-sponsored the measure with McCain.

But the McCain Institute -- created in 2012 with an $8.7 million donation of funds remaining from McCain's unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign - refused Monday to disclose the amounts it received from its biggest donors who gave $100,000 or more....

They did divulge a list of people who had given $100,000 or more. But they didn't specify how much each had given, except that they'd given $100,000... or more.

Pollock points out this is "misleading," as some donors -- like a Saudi organization -- are listed as giving $100,00 or more, but in fact they gave a lot more: Ten times more, in fact. A cool million.

The McCain Institute is refusing to specify how big their donations are from large donors.


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