Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Recall When The Chinese Influenced An Election

The 1996 United States campaign finance controversy, also known as Chinagate, was an alleged effort by the People's Republic of China to influence domestic American politics during the 1996 federal elections.
The issue first received public attention in early 1997, with news that a Justice Department investigation had uncovered evidence that agents of China sought to direct contributions to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in violation of U.S. laws regarding foreign political contributions.[1] The Chinese government denied all accusations. Twenty-two people were eventually convicted of fraud or for funneling Asian funds into the United States elections, and others fled U.S. jurisdiction. Several of these were associates of Bill Clinton or Al Gore.

Remember the Riaddy Group that funneled hundreds thousands of dollars to Bill Clinton. How about Johnny Chung? And who can ever forget the Clinton's buddy, Charlie Trie, a restaurant owner in Little Rock, who funneled $1.4 million to the Democrats. Charlie was indicted. Big deal. He'd already fled the country for his mother land.

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