Meghan McCain Thinks Some Trump Officials Are Using West As Putin’s ‘Slush Fund’
Meghan McCain, co-host of The View and daughter of the late Senator John McCain, said on Monday that she believes some members of President Donald Trump’s administration are using their positions to establish a “slush fund” in the West for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to The Washington Examiner, McCain made the comment during the show as she discussed “her presentation of the Magnitsky Award to Oleg Sentsov, who was imprisoned in Russia for coming out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, last week.”
"I was at the Magnitsky Human Rights Awards in London, and Sergei Magnitsky was someone who found corruption in Russia, was subsequently tortured and killed because of it, and there is now an act that is in the United States,” she explained. “And we’re trying to make it expand globally where basically Russia can’t use the West and democracy for their dirty money, that they can’t launder it in countries that love and utilize democracy and freedom every single day.”
McCain added: "I believe there are people in the Trump administration that are trying to use the West as a slush fund for Vladimir Putin and Russia, and we cannot let it happen."