Thursday, September 06, 2007

The PRC's Pals: (or) ChiComs Are OUR Friends, Sucka!

At the time most of this was covered, I subscribed to the American Spectator, and believe me, there's even more to the story than R Emmett Tyrrell recaps here:

Asian money from shadowy figures has figured in Clinton campaigns going back to at least 1986. Writing in The American Spectator even prior to the Clinton campaign finance scandals of the mid-1990s, James Ring Adams followed the Riady family, an Indonesian family of Chinese ancestry then prominent among Clinton supporters and White House guests, back to Arkansas in 1986 where the Riadys played their eleemosynary role in Governor Clinton's reelection.

Riadys also owned rights to some coal-mines in PRC; they are very tight with the ruling PRC oligarchy/families. By co-incidence, President Clinton made a national park out of a coal deposit in the Western USA, which increased the value of the PRC coal mines...

In the autumn of 1992 the family illegally pumped as much as $1 million into Clinton's presidential campaign and in 2001 paid an $8.6 million fine for its indiscretions. In that settlement it admitted to 86 misdemeanor charges of making illegal foreign campaign contributions from 1988 to 1994. The Clintons dismiss The American Spectator as part of the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," though we have never been wrong when we made their "old news" new news.

In 1998, the Senate Government Affairs Committee report on the Clintons' 1996 fundraising scandal claimed "strong circumstantial evidence" that the Riadys may have illegally funneled money into the 1996 campaign. Whether they did or not, that 1996 campaign abounded with dubious Asian donors many of whom paid hefty fines for illegal contributions.

Former Democratic National Committee finance chair, John Huang, pleaded guilty to felony campaign finance violations after the Justice Department estimated that he arranged for some $156,000 in illegal contributions to his party. Just to be safe, the party returned more than $1 million.

Pauline Kanchanalak, a Thai businesswoman, admitted to making $690,000 in illegal contributions to the Democrats, $457,000 after a June 18, 1996 coffee at the White House with President Clinton.

Charlie Trie, a former fry cook from Little Rock, was convicted of federal campaign finance violations after he donated nearly $300,000 to the Democrats in the mid-1990s and personally delivered at least $640,000 in questionable checks and money orders to the Clintons' legal defense.

Taiwan-born Maria Hsia, a friend of Al Gore's since 1988, was convicted of arranging more than $100,000 of illegal donations to the Democratic Party during the 1996 presidential cycle from a Buddhist temple.

Yet there is more.

Johnny Chung pleaded guilty to numerous felonies committed during that race. He donated $366,000 to the Democratic National Committee, $35,000 of which he admitted came from Lt. Col. Liu Chaoying of the People's Liberation Army. Chung in May 1999 told the U.S. House of Representatives that Liu introduced him to Gen. Ji Shengde, head of Chinese military intelligence, who told him, Chung testified, that: "We like your president very much. We would like to see him reelect [sic] I will give you 300,000 U.S. dollars. You can give it to the president and the Democratic Party."

That paid off, too, as PRC folks were invited willy-nilly to visit such places as Los Alamos and Hanford Site by Clinton's DoE Secretary--a former health-insurance executive (!!)

Perhaps one of the reasons the Clintons can dismiss so many of the scandals in their wake as "old stories" is that the Clintons are what law enforcement officials call "repeat offenders." But I am perplexed as to why the mainstream media do not catch on. In the Hsu stories the press reported that he is a "textile executive." From what my reporters have been able to discover his textile concerns have no offices and no legitimate addresses. Philip Klein found that one of Mr. Hsu's addresses for his campaign finance filings is the site of the Mid-Manhattan Public Library. Put another way, this major Democratic donor seems to have had no visible means of support. Now he is a missing person.

There were Bank scandals with PRC money behind them; and a few dead bodies laying around various parts of Arkansas. There was the drug-running from Mena airport, and a few more dead bodies. There were the State Troopers, the girls, and a few more dead bodies.

These are dangerous people with dangerous friends.

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