Report: Adelson Gave $25m to anti-Clinton Super PAC Amid New FBI Email Inquiry

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Sheldon and Miriam Adelson at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, September 26, 2016.
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, September 26, 2016.Credit: Patrick Semansky, AP

Casino mogul and Republican Party contributor Sheldon Adelson recently gave $25 million to an anti-Clinton Super PAC, Fox News reported Monday, as the campaign entered its final week.

According to Republican sources cited by Fox, the contribution was made following the latest email flap surrounding Clinton.

The donation was given to Future 45, a Super PAC launched by the Ricketts family in Chicago. The super PAC and a related non-profit entity - which does not disclose its donors - are spending heavily on anti-Clinton television ads in the final week of the presidential campaign.

A source familiar with the Adelson contribution told Fox that the billionaire may shell another $25 million before Election Day on November 8. 

Adelson and his wife already gave Future 45 $10 million in September. That was a huge portion of the total $12.3 million the group raised over the past three months. 

The latest contribution represents a turnaround for the GOP contributor, who had been skimping on Trump's campaign after initially pledging to spend as much as $100 million to elect the Republican candidate.

Adelson appeared to have been uneasy at times with Trump, in part for the reasons many of his fellow Jewish Republicans have been unhappy with the nominee. After a meeting in August, it was reported that Adelson had urged Trump to show greater “humility.”

But according to Fox News, it appeared that in the wake of the new FBI inquiry into Clinton's emails GOP contributors may step up their donations, as Trump's campaign revitalized. Moving out of the sidelines, Adelson now seems to be going "all in," Fox reported.

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