The FBI is investigating longtime Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe for illegal campaign donations
According to this CNN story the FBI is investigating longtime Bill and Hillary Clinton friend and ally Terry McAuliffe for possible campaign violations during his tenure on The Clinton Foundation. Here is more:
Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.
The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.
In the 1990s, he claims that he raised “about $275 million for Clinton’s interests over the years,” including the Clinton legal defense fund, the Clinton presidential library, and Hillary’s New York Senate race. As The Washington Post reported back in 1999, McAuliffe “pledged to put up $1.35 million in cash to secure a mortgage for the Clintons” on their house in Chappaqua. That loan allowed the Clintons to avoid their $5 million in debt to get the home loan, allowing Hillary to run from New York State.
McAuliffe’s links to Wenliang shouldn’t be a surprise, either. According to Judicial Watch, McAuliffe was intimately involved with Chinagate – the scandal during which Chinese citizens funneled $1.5 million to Democratic Party affiliates, and then received help from the Clinton administration to funnel missile technology to the Chinese.
Stay tuned this could get interesting and of course you can judge a person by the company he or she keeps…
The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2000 to 2005, McAuliffe was also a co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Records show more than 100 donors contributed to both the foundation and McAuliffe’s campaign.
Federal officials say investigators are looking at those overlaps and are especially interested in contributions from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese politician. The investigation was first reported by CNN.
Contributions by foreign nationals in U.S. elections are barred, but Wang’s spokesperson says he has permanent U.S. resident status.
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