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Bill Clinton promised as President that his would be the "most ethical
administration in the history of the country.” As you explore
pages of this website, you can decide for yourself whether he lived up
to that promise
Bill Clinton, Al Gore
and the Democrat National
Committee (DNC) repeatedly violated existing campaign finance laws and
degraded the White House by using access to the president and the
office of the presidency as a fund-raising device for a political
According to a document released in December 1996, (dated 3/6/96 from
the DNC's Office of Asian Pacific Affairs), the White House was aware
of and a major participant in the DNC fund-raising effort. The memo
read: "Administration of campaign activities will require the
coordination of the White House, DNC, Clinton/Gore, Clinton
administration appointees, community groups and thousands of
In documents released by the White House on Jan. 24, 1997 both Bill
Clinton and Al Gore were clearly shown at the very heart of a massive
fund-raising scheme which raked in nearly $100 million in soft money
New York Times reported that
drug trafficker Jorge Cabrera
was solicited for a donation by a
DNC fundraiser in a Cuban hotel in November of 1995. Lawmakers
investigating the matter say that the fundraiser promised Mr. Cabrera
an invitation to a Miami event hosted by Vice President Gore in
exchange for the contribution.
Jorge Cabrera, a convicted felon from Florida, gave the DNC $20,000 and
then attended a political reception in Miami at which Cabrera got his
picture taken with Al Gore. Cabrera was soon invited to a December 1995
pre-Christmas event at the White House and was photographed with First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The next month in January 1996, undercover
agents arrested Cabrera with three tons of Colombian cocaine. Prior to
Cabrera's January arrest, he had been arrested twice on drug charges,
and pleaded guilty to non-drug-related charges in both cases. Cabrera
is serving a 19-year prison sentence. (The
News, 2/16/97; Miami
Herald, 1/19/97; The
The DNC had already returned $1.6 million in illegal or questionable
contributions and in Feb. 1997, DNC General Chairman Governor Roy Romer
announced the DNC will return an additional $1.5 million in illegal,
questionable or improper campaign donations owed to felons, individuals
under indictment and companies with criminal backgrounds.
How's that for a new legal defense? "I'm not guilty because I've
returned what I obtained illegally."
For Sale: The White House
Clinton did not deny
that he solicited contributions at the White House -- a practice that
is against the law. (18 U.S.C., Section 607) When asked at a press
conference whether he had personally made fund-raising calls from the
White House, Clinton said, "I simply can't say that I've never done it."
Not only did Clinton himself initiate the selling of overnight stays at
the White House, he approved rewards for top donors including meals,
golf outings and morning jogs. Clinton's own handwritten notes indicate
that he personally approved using the White House to solicit money and
initiated overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom. The White House
released documents on Feb. 25, 1997 indicating that Clinton personally
approved aggressive use of the White House for fund-raising and
initiated over-night stays for $50,000 and $100,000 contributors.
According to the documents, Clinton personally approved a plan to
reward fat-cat campaign donors by selling overnight stays at the White
House, scribbling a note in a January 1995 memorandum, saying: "Yes,
pursue all 3 and promptly. And get other names at 100,000 or more,
50,000 or more." (The
New York Times; The
Washington Times, 2/26/97)
A total of 938 guests stayed overnight in the Lincoln and Queen's
bedrooms with more than one-third of these guests being donors to the
DNC or Clinton-Gore `96 who gave more than $10 million to the Democrats
in the 1996 cycle.
Political fund-raising on government
Former federal judge
Abner Mikva circulated a memo in 1995
while White House counsel that said: "Campaign activities of any kind
are prohibited in or from government buildings. ... also no
fund-raising phone calls or mail may emanate from the White House."
Furthermore, back in October 1993 while signing the Hatch Act Reform
Amendments, Clinton claimed that, "The Federal workplace, where the
business of our Nation is done will still be strictly off limits to
partisan political activity." (Associated
Press, 3/2/97; ABC's "This
Week," 3/2/97; Bill Clinton, Public
Papers of the Presidents, 10/6/93)
Vice-President Al Gore acknowledged making direct telephone
solicitations from the White House - a violation of the federal Hatch
Act. He admited to soliciting money for the DNC in the White House
using a DNC credit card and claims he did nothing illegal. Gore
acknowledged making the fund-raising calls, but claimed seven times in
a press conference that there was "no
controlling legal authority"
covering his actions.
counsel advised me that there is no
controlling legal authority or case that says that there was any
violation of law whatsoever in the manner in which I asked people to
contribute to our reelection campaign."
confessed that, "On
a few occasions, I made some
telephone calls, from my office in the White House, using a DNC credit
card. I was advised there was nothing wrong with that practice. The
Hatch Act has a specific provision saying that, while federal employees
are prohibited from requesting campaign contributions, the president
and the vice president are not covered by that act because, obviously,
we are candidates." (Al Gore White House press
conference, 3/3/97; The
Washington Times, 3/4/97)
nothing wrong. I did nothing illegal. I will not do it again. - Al
Vice President Al Gore
attended an illegal Democratic
National Committee (DNC) John
fund-raiser on April 29, 1996 at the Hsi Lai Buddhist monastery in
California which raised $140,000.
Four days before details emerge on Al Gore's participation in the
illegal fund-raiser at the Hsi Lai Buddhist monastery, Gore claims, "Number one, we have strictly abided
by all of the
campaign finance laws, strictly. There've been no violations."
Three days before the monastery visit, the DNC sent Gore's office a
confidential memorandum making clear the event was a fund-raiser,
including instructions for Gore to "inspire political and fund-raising
efforts among the Asian Pacific American Community." Minutes before the
event, Gore press aide Peggy Wilhide described it as "a fund-raiser" to
a Boston Globe reporter who was traveling with Gore. Gore's
spokeswoman, Lorraine Voles, reiterated in January 1997, that Gore did
not realize the monastery visit was a fund-raiser because he had never
been informed by his staff.
like the monastery, are barred under
federal tax law from hosting political events.
On Oct. 18th, the DNC announces that it will reimburse the Hsi Lai
Buddhist monastery $15,000 to cover the illegal fund-raiser attended by
Gore. On Jan. 14, 1997, Al Gore admits in a television interview that
he knew the fund-raiser at the Buddhist monastery was a
"finance-related event." On Jan. 24, Al Gore changes his story for the
fifth time about the fund-raiser at the California Buddhist monastery
did not know that it was a
Maria Hsia took the fall for the Vice
President and was indicted for alleged election fundraising violations.
On Feb. 10, 1997, the Boston
Globe reported that in an
interview, former DNC Chairman Don Fowler confessed that the DNC
routinely solicited campaign donations from people after they attended
White House coffees with Clinton saying, "We
never tried to mask
that these coffees were sponsored in one way or another by the
Democratic Party. ... These coffees were just part of a larger
program." White House
spokesman Mike McCurry confirmed the Boston
Globe report saying, "The
president would wonder why he was doing
all those coffees if they hadn't had some follow-up."
Clinton expected the committee to call people "who might contribute"
after the meetings.
In the space of just 22 months prior to the elections, 103 coffee
klatches were held at the White House to reward major DNC contributors.
The White House coffees were attended by 1,528 guests. (Politics
Now, 1/27/97; U.S.
News & World Report,
358 individuals or companies represented at
the White House coffee meetings contributed $27 million in 1995 and
Boston Globe, 2/10/97; Politics
- On May 13, 1996, the nation's top bankers
were granted a private audience during a coffee klatch which included
President Clinton, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Treasury
undersecretary for monetary affairs John Hawke, Comptroller of the
Currency Eugene Ludwig, DNC chairman Don Fowler and DNC finance
chairman Marvin Rosen. Ludwig, whose office regulates nationally
chartered banks, mingled with 17 top banking executives including chief
executives from Chase Manhattan, Banc One, Wachovia, NationsBank and 13
other big financial institutions.
- According to The
[2/1/97], Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Ann Brown
attended White House coffee chat in Al Gore's office and met with a
leader of a trade group she regulates. Four days after the event, Miss
Brown contributed $25,000 to the Democrat Party. She also gave $12,500
directly to Democrat candidates. Brown's total contributions exceeded
the allowable limit and the DNC returned $10,000 to Brown in November
- Richard Machado, a physician who owns
several hospitals in Puerto Rico, attended a White House coffee on Nov.
9. Six days before the coffee, Machado wrote three soft money checks to
the DNC totaling $200,000. Machado went back to the White House for
another coffee on June 18, 1996. The next day, Machado wrote another
check to the DNC for $50,000.
- David H. Nutt, an attorney from Jackson,
Miss., attended a coffee with Clinton and Gore on Dec. 13 and wrote an
$80,000 personal check to the DNC. (Politics
- Arief Wiriadinata, a landscape architect,
attended a White House coffee on Dec. 15, 1995. Three days earlier,
Arief and his wife Soraya both wrote a total of four checks to the DNC
in the amounts of $20,000 and $25,000. Before leaving the country for
Indonesia in June of 1996, the Wiriadinatas gave a total of $450,000 to
the DNC. (FEC report; U.S.
News & World Reports,
- Robert Elkins, chairman of Integrated
Health Services in Owings Mills, Md., attended his first coffee on Dec.
15. Five days later, on Dec. 20, after the first coffee and two days
after his second coffee and one day before his third visit to the White
House, Elkins wrote a $50,000 personal check to the DNC and delivered a
$75,000 check from his company's coffers. (Politics
1/27/97) Elkins visited the White House a fourth time on Jan. 25. Five
days later, on Jan. 30, Elkins delivered another $50,000 check from
company coffers. By the end of 1996, Elkins had delivered personal and
company checks totaling $560,000 to the DNC, which elevated Elkins to
the DNC's sixth largest donor slot over the past two years. (Politics
- William D. Rollnick, a retired chairman of
Genstar Rental Electronics, attended a White House coffee on Jan. 25
and wrote a $50,000 check to the DNC. (Politics
- Mark Jimenez, chairman of Future Tech
International of Miami, attended a coffee on Feb. 6 and six days later,
on Feb. 12, Jimenez gave the DNC $50,000. Over the next eight months
Future Tech donated another $175,500. (Politics
- Derald H. Ruttenberg, chairman of New
York-based Tinicum Inc., attended a White House coffee on March 5.
Fifteen days later, Ruttenberg wrote a check to the DNC for $100,000. (Politics
- Robert M. Rubin, executive vice president
of American International Group, attended a coffee on March 5. Eight
days later, Rubin cut a check to the DNC for $80,000. (Politics
- Goldman Sachs executives Robert Menschel
and Barrie Wigmore attend a coffee on May 1 and one week later, both
wrote a check for $100,000 to the DNC. (Politics
- Former American Distilling executive Samuel
Rothberg attended a coffee on May 1. Seven days later, Rothberg wrote a
check for $100,000 to the DNC.
- Pauline Kanchanalak, a Thai businesswoman
attended a White House coffee and brought three Thai business
executives with extensive financial interests in China. The next day
Kanchanalak gave $85,000 to the DNC and an associate gave $50,000. (Los
Angeles Times, 1/20/97; The
Washington Times, 1/2/97; Chicago
- President Clinton admited that it was "clearly inappropriate"
for him to have met
with Wang Jun during a White House coffee in February 1996. Jun, the
head of a Chinese weapons trading company, was being investigated by
the Justice Department and the FBI at the same time and was caught for
smuggling at least $4 million worth of 2,000 illegal AK-47 assault
weapons destined for gang members in California.
- White House special counsel Lanny Davis
admited on March 15, 1997, the Clinton White House held at least 58
receptions, meals and other events, in addition to the 103 coffees, for
Democrat Party donors and political supporters over the past four
years, than had been previously disclosed by the White House.
New York Times reported that
documents turned over to Congress by the White House's former senior
political aide, Harold Ickes, show that coffees which Clinton held at
the White House in 1996 had systematic fund-raising targets associated
with them, often at $400,000 a session, and both Clinton and Gore were
personally kept abreast of each month's fund-raising intake.
Hillary Clinton's former
finance director, David Rosen, was
indicted on January 7, 2005 on campaign finance charges related to a
fund-raising event produced by Peter F. Paul. The Hollywood Gala Salute
to President William Jefferson Clinton took place on August 12, 2000 at
the private Brentwood, California estate of businessman Ken Roberts,
and was the largest Hollywood tribute ever produced for a sitting
President of the United States. Besides honoring President Bill
Clinton, it also served as a fund raising event for the 2000 U.S.
Senate election campaign of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and was
the largest such event of her campaign.
The Justice Department indictment charged Rosen with filing false
reports with the Federal Election Commission by reporting only $400,000
in contributions. On May 27, 2005, the jury acquitted Rosen on all
counts. On January 5, 2006 it was reported that Clinton's campaign
group agreed to pay a $35,000 fine related to the underreporting of the
In 2004, Peter
Paul filed a civil suit (Paul v.
Clinton), alleging that President
Bill Clinton and his wife, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, deceived
him into paying for the Gala Hollywood Farewell Salute to President
Clinton, during Hillary Clinton's first Senate race in 2000, by making
a promise that the President would work for Paul's company, Stan Lee
Media, after his Presidential term was over. Paul alleges that the
President broke his promise and stole his business partner, causing his
business to crumble and, further, that his contributions to Hillary
Clinton's campaign were falsely reported to the Federal Election
Paul has also filed a
complaint with the Federal Election
Commission asking the agency to re-open an investigation into illegal
contributions and to probe alleged continuing violations of the law by
the Democratic presidential candidate. The complaint also asserts the
Clinton campaign's 2005 conciliation agreement with the FEC –
which a finance aide was fined $35,000 – effectively let
and other top aides off the hook.
These two videos show the
Peter Paul side of the issue, which
involves allegations that Hillary Clinton has committed numerous
federal election law violations, has lied about them to cover them up,
all culminating in what might be felonious conduct on her part. The new
films show Hillary Clinton's role in the campaign fraud that elected
her to the Senate. It combines explosive home video taken by Peter Paul
with key interviews to show why Hillary Clinton is unfit to lead
Two days after the gala, the Washington Post publicized Paul's criminal
record, and Hillary Clinton denied knowing Paul and "vowed not to take
any contributions from him". Through her official spokesman, Howard
Wolfson, Hillary stated on August 16, 2000 that she would return $2,000
she reported receiving from Paul in June 2000, and would not have
anything further to do with him.
Despite powerful evidence and a strong case by Peter Paul, in April
2006 the judge in the case dismissed all charges against Hillary
Clinton, for lack of evidence and due to a California law that broadly
protects political activities.
Paul filed an appeal of the decision to
dismiss her from the case, but the appeal was denied by California's
Second District Court of Appeal, which upheld the lower court's
opinion. Most but not all of the charges against President Clinton have
also been dismissed by the court, on procedural grounds.
How much longer will the media continue to do its best to bury what
might be the largest election fraud in US history?
center of the 1996 United States campaign finance controversy was an
alleged effort by the People's Republic of China to influence domestic
American politics during the 1996 federal elections. Technology
companies allegedly made donations of millions of dollars to various
Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton's 1996
re-election campaign, in return for seats on taxpayer-funded trade
missions and permission to sell high-tech secrets to China.
The U.S. Senate report
about the 1996 fund-raising
investigation noted that American exports to China grew from $3 billion
in 1980 to $38 billion in 1994. Between 1991 and 1996, United States
exports to mainland China increased by 90.5 percent, and the United
States designated the PRC as one of the top ten "Big Emerging Markets"
offering the largest potential for United States goods in future years.
brought the case on behalf of shareholders of Loral
Space & Communications Ltd. claiming they transferred sensitive US
missile technology to China in the 1990s. The CEO Bernard Schwartz gave
$1.5 million to various Democratic Party entities including Bill
Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.
At the same time Schwartz
and Loral convinced the Clinton Administration to transfer technology
export licensing authority from the State Department to the more
politically-influenced Commerce Department. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown
(later killed in a plane crash), and at
Hillary’s instruction then reportedly sold seats on
department trade missions to China.
Schwartz and Loral then
obtained licenses from the Commerce Department that were needed to
launch Loral-manufactured communications satellites into orbit from
Total trade between the
two countries had risen from $4.8
billion in 1980 to $63.5 billion in 1996, making China the fourth
largest U.S. trading partner at the time.
The lawsuit ultimately did not go forward, but it succeeded in
bringing additional public scrutiny to this very serious case of
records indicate that Little Rock businessman and friend of Bill
Clinton, Charles "Charlie" Yah Lin Trie, funneled hundreds of thousands
of dollars from foreign accounts at the Bank of China to the DNC. Trie
and his immediate family donated $220,000 to the DNC and also attempted
to deliver more than $450,000 in suspicious checks to Clintons'
Presidential Legal Expense Trust.
Immediately after the donation to Clinton's defense fund, Trie sent a
letter to President Clinton that expressed concern about America's
intervention in tensions arising from China's military exercises being
conducted near Taiwan. Trie told the President in his letter that war
with China was a possibility should U.S. intervention continue.
On April 17th, Charlie Trie is appointed to the United States-Pacific
Trade and Investment Policy advisory panel.
On June 26th, Clinton's Presidential Legal Expense Trust returns the
original $450,000 in donations solicited by Charlie Trie after the
trust's lawyers hear from their appointed investigators. On Dec. 16th,
six months after the fact, the legal defense fund announced it had
returned the contributions by Charlie Trie because of the questionable
sources of some of the money. The fund never reported the $450,000 from
Trie in its semi-annual report.
In sworn testimony before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee,
the executive director of President Clinton's Legal Expense Trust
revealed that the fund first consulted with the White House, then
purposefully hid from the public information about hundreds of
thousands of dollars in questionable donations.
Two Chinese immigrants living in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, who were
the first donors to testify during the Senate hearings into the
Democrat fundraising scandal, testified that an associate of Trie's
asked them to sign checks totaling $28,000 that ended up in DNC
accounts. The two women were consequently reimbursed immediately. The
money-laundering scheme was a clear example of the seriousness of the
illegal Democrat fundraising scandal.
FBI investigator Jerry Campane also testified that he uncovered $1.4
million in wire transfers to Trie from sources in China -- $220,000 of
which was contributed in Trie's name. Ng Lap Seng, a.k.a. Mr. Wu, wired
at least $900,000 from 1994-96 to Trie -- $72,000 of which ended up in
Mr. Trie fled the
country late in 1996, and The
Daily News reported on March 21,
1997 that Charlie Trie, traveling
the world, has no intention to return to the United States and
cooperate with congressional investigators. Trie returned to the U.S.
in 1998 and was convicted and sentenced to three years probation and
four months home detention for violating federal campaign finance laws
by making political contributions in someone else's name and for
causing a false statement to be made to the Federal Election Commission
Post and Washington
Times reported that Hillary
top aid, Margaret Williams, accepted a $50,000 political donation from
Johnny Chung at the White House in March 1995. Since 1994, Johnny
Chung, a Taiwanese-American from Torrance, Calif., and his company,
Automated Intelligent Systems, had given $366,000 to the Democrat
Party, all of which is being returned by the DNC because of the illegal
or questionable nature of the contributions. Mr. Chung had visited the
White House at least 50 times, sometimes bringing business associates
from China and other Far East places that he wanted to impress.
California records show that Chung incorporated seven companies with
investors from China and Hong Kong over the last two years, and FEC
records show that several of his largest political donations were made
at about the same time as the incorporations. (The
2/15/97; The New York Times,
Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung told federal investigators in
testimony taken between December 1997 and March 1998, that the chief of
China's military intelligence secretly directed funds from Beijing to
help reelect President Clinton in 1996. Chung says he met three times
with the intelligence official, Gen. Ji Shengde, who ordered $300,000
deposited into Chungs' Torrance bank account to subsidize campaign
donations intended for Bill Clinton. (LA
TIMES, April 4, 1999)
Chung was eventually convicted in 1998 of bank fraud, tax evasion, and
two misdemeanor counts of conspiring to violate election law and became
the first major figure to cooperate with a Justice Department
investigation of campaign finance abuses, including a probe into
improper foreign donations. He served 3000 hours of community service.
Chung asserts that, after his guilty plea, the Chinese government
attempted to assassinate him with "hit squads" three times, but the
efforts were foiled by the FBI.
investigation into Democrat fund-raising violations also revealed that
the Clinton-Gore White House placed Clinton's "longtime friend" John
Huang as deputy assistant
secretary for international economic
affairs as a political payback, even though former Under Secretary of
Commerce Jeffrey Garten described Huang as "totally unqualified" to
handle policy matters at the Commerce Department and said he
recommended that Huang be "walled off" from any issues regarding China.
His position at the Commerce Department gave him access to classified
intelligence on China.
Huang was placed at the Commerce Department after the White House
received a letter of recommendation touting Huang as "the political
power that advises the Riady family on issues and where to make
contributions." (Letter to the Office of Presidential Personnel by
California State Senate President Pro-Tem David Roberti, Feb. 17, 1993)
The Riady family and their Indonesia- based conglomerate, the Lippo
Group, contributed $800,000 to the Democrat National Committee and
state Democrat Party state committees in support of Clinton's 1992
presidential campaign. James Riady visited the White House 20 times
(including 6 personal visits to President Clinton). Clinton admited
discussing policy issues with Indonesian businessman James Riady but
claims Riady never influenced his decisions.
Huang became a key fund-raiser within the DNC in 1995. While there, he
raised $3.4 million for the party. Nearly half had to be returned when
questions arose regarding their source during later investigations by
Congress. According to U.S. Secret Service logs, Huang visited the
White House 78 times while working as a DNC fund-raiser.
Even though Under Secretary Garten had advised that Huang be "walled
off" from issues relating to China, Huang was shown hundreds of
classified intelligence reports on China, according to CIA officer John
H. Dickerson' testimony. During the same time period, Huang made
hundreds of calls to his former employer, the Lippo Group, which has
extensive business investments in China. His sensitive position at the
Commerce Department made Huang privy to classified trade briefings and
he regularly met and dined with Chinese Embassy officials. The reasons
for the meetings were never learned. According to Commerce Department
documents, Huang was cleared for top secret official information on
Oct. 12, 1995, and was scheduled to receive an intelligence briefing
from the CIA's liaison to Commerce. The day of the classified briefing,
Huang took a taxi from the residence of the Chinese ambassador back to
his office. Huang also called Lippo Bank two more times within the next
seven days. (The
Huang's extensive access to top secret government intelligence on
China, coupled with his activities as a Commerce Department official
and Democrat Party fund raiser, have raised questions of potential
espionage on behalf of communist China.
John Huang was fired and vanishes from public view, and on Oct. 29th
reappears at the offices of the public-interest group Judicial Watch
for a court-ordered deposition. Huang eventually pleaded guilty to
conspiring to reimburse Lippo Group employees' campaign contributions
with corporate or foreign funds. He served 500 hours of community
service and paid a $10,000 fine. James Riady was later convicted of
campaign finance violations relating to the same scheme as well and was
fined $8.6 million.
display a clear pattern of illegal political
White House and DNC documents displayed a clear pattern of illegal
political fund-raising activities by John Huang. Mr. Huang, Clinton's
longtime friend, the DNC's vice chairman of finance and former Commerce
Department political appointee, was also involved in conflict of
interest activities on behalf of his former Indonesian-based employer,
the Lippo Group. The Lippo Group has a partnership with China
Resources, a company owned by the communist Chinese government and
connected to espionage, according to the Senate testimony of an
international business expert.
According to the Justice Department, problematic actions included
reimbursing contributions made by Huang and various employees of Lippo
Bank with funds wired from a foreign Lippo Group entity into an account
maintained by John Huang at a bank in Hong Kong. Shortly after Riady
pledged $1 million in support of then-Governor Clinton's campaign for
the presidency, contributions made by Huang were reimbursed with funds
wired from a foreign Lippo Group entity into an account Riady
maintained at Lippo Bank and then distributed to Huang in cash. Also,
contributions made by Lippo Group entities operating in the United
States were reimbursed with wire transfers from foreign Lippo Group
Indo-Chinese Connections to the White House
The Washington Post
reported on Feb. 13, 1997, the Justice Department investigation into
illegal Democrat fund-raising activities uncovered evidence that
representatives of Communist China sought to direct contributions from
foreign sources to the DNC before the 1996 presidential campaign.
Lap Seng, a Macao
property developer serving on the communist Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou,
donated $15,000 to the DNC in October 1994, 10 days after his Little
Rock, Arkansas firm, San Kin Yip Inc., was incorporated. Ng
acknowledged that the $15,000 did not come from U.S.-generated funds
and that other contributions by his business partner, Charlie Trie,
also might have come originally from Ng's business interests in China,
Hong Kong, and the neighboring Portuguese enclave of Macao. (The
Washington Post, 2/25/97)
DNC accepted a
$3,000 donation from a Washington, D.C., woman who has been dead for 10
years. Both Huang and Trie claimed credit for the donation. (Associated
Press; The Washington Post,
plan to lease the Long
Beach Naval Shipyard to the Chinese government-owned China Ocean
Shipping Company (COSCO) was backed by the White House and pushed by
local officials. Furthermore, COSCO is to receive $138 million in loan
guarantees from the U.S. government to build four container ships at a
shipyard in Mobile, Ala. At issue is the direct intervention by Bill
Clinton and the appearance that he may have put domestic considerations
above possible national security concerns. No national security review
was conducted before the Long Beach deal was approved.
privately with John K. H. Lee, the South Korean Chairman of Cheong Am
America Inc., whose firm made an illegal $250,000 campaign contribution
to the DNC. The DNC returned the illegal $250,000 donation from South
Korean electronics executive John Lee after the Los
asked the DNC questions about the contribution.
DNC acknowledged on
Oct. 14, 1996, receiving an illegal $25,000 contribution from
Indonesian landscape architect/gardener Arief Wiriadinata and his wife
lobbyist for Thailand who helped form a US-Thai Business Council,
donated illegal contributions to the DNC and had frequent contacts with
John Huang. With Huang's help, Kanchanalak organized a coffee at which
Clinton and senior officials from the Thai Foreign Ministry discussed
US policy toward China and a possible Clinton visit to Thailand. On
Nov. 26, 1996, Clinton ended a 12-day Asia-Pacific tour with a 24-hour
state visit in Thailand.