Bought and Sold? John McCain’s Foundation Took $1 Million from Saudi Arabia

A new scandal has erupted involving US Senator John McCain of Arizona — his nonprofit organization, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, received a $1 million donation from the repressive government of Saudi Arabia in 2014. The news is likely to impact his closely contested US Senate race against Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a race that pollsters say is within the margin of error.

“Foreign governments are prohibited from financing candidate campaigns and political parties,” Craig Holman of the watchdog organization Public Citizen, said. “Funding the lawmakers’ nonprofit organizations is the next best thing.”

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