The Chinagate fundraising scandal was a campaign finance controversy in 1996 in which the Clinton’s illegally took money from foreign governments and military establishments. Like the Nixon administration, however, it was impossible to get the government to investigate itself, at least to any acceptable or just conclusion before the Clinton’s term of office was up. Hillary Clinton was much involved in the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee.
An unclassified U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs report issued in 1998 stated that both James Riady and his father Mochtar “had a long-term relationship with a Chinese intelligence agency.” According to journalist Bob Woodward, details of the relationship came from highly classified intelligence information supplied to the committee by both the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The relationship between John Huang, the Riady Family, and the Clintons, goes back to the late 1970s in Little Rock, Arkansas. The patriarch of the family, Mochtar Riady, is an Indonesian of Chinese descent who built up the Lippo Group empire. In the mid-1970s, Mochtar Riady planned to expand his business into the United States and began looking for partners. He met the Stephens family of Arkansas headed by Witt Stephens and entered into various joint ventures with Stephens Inc.
In Little Rock the Riadys met then-Governor Bill Clinton and financially supported Clinton’s gubernatorial campaigns throughout the 1980s.
It was through the Lippo-Stephens partnership that James Riady came to Arkansas to assist with their joint venture, Worthen Banking Corporation.
Other corrupt individuals involved include Charlie Trie, Johnny Chung, and Wang Jun.
Following James Riady was John Huang. Shortly after Riady pledged $1 million in support of then-Governor Clinton’s campaign for the presidency 1992, contributions made by Huang had been 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 entities.
Huang became a key fund-raiser within the DNC in 1995. While there, he raised $3.4 million for the party.
Huang visited the White House 78 times while working as a DNC fund-raiser. James Riady visited the White House 20 times including 6 personal visits with President Clinton.
Immediately prior to joining the DNC, Huang worked in the Clinton’s Commerce Department as deputy assistant secretary for international economic affairs giving him access to classified intelligence on China.
- Woodward, Bob, “Findings Link Clinton Allies to Chinese Intelligence”, Washington Post, Feb. 10, 1998.
- Simultaneously with the Rose Law Firms’s shredding of documents related to Whitewater and the death of Vince Foster, the Worthern Bank suffered a fire destroying all its documents relating to loans made to the Clinton’s and their election campaigns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1994/04/23/whitewater-weirdness/2422e03b-eb40-4816-936d-86ccc50f6a6c/
- FBI Arrests Chinese Millionaire Once Tied to Clinton $$ Scandal, ABC News
- New Clinton Scandal Mirrors ‘Chinagate,’ Say Analysts, CNSNews
- Chinagate’s smoking gun, WND
- “James Riady Pleads Guilty”, Department of Justice, press release, January 11, 2001.
- “Former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang pleads guilty”, CNN.com, Aug. 12, 1999.
- “Campaign Finance Key Player: John Huang”, Washington Post, July 27, 1997.
- “The Democratic Fund-Raising Flap: Timeline”, CNN.com, July 1, 1997.
- “The Democratic Fund-Raising Flap: Cast of Characters”, CNN.com, July 1, 1997.
- “Highlights of U.S. report on alleged China spying”, CNN.com, May 25, 1999.
From Infowars.com (2017):
Those who are connected to the crimes and misdemeanors of the Clinton cartel live in hiding for fear of their lives. Of course there was funneling of money going on. The Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 hacks of 2016 went along way in documenting the quid pro quo nature of Clinton diplomacy.
Back in the 90s, it was selling nuclear secrets to China, and schmoozing with high powered Chinese individuals, caught up in real estate deals, fundraising schemes and the like.
So it is little surprising, though certainly alarming, that this story has surfaced of a Chinese-American businessman who is living in hiding and who felt compelled to make an ‘insurance policy’ video detailing his involvement in the Clinton admin’s “Chinagate” which involved laundered funds from high powered Chinese businessmen:
A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an ‘insurance policy’ – because he feared being murdered.
[…] Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election bid.
The Chinese-American Clinton fundraiser recorded the ‘elaborate videotaped testimony’ while in hiding in 2000.
He smuggled it to trusted friends and family with instructions to release it to the media in the event of his untimely death because he believed he was at risk of being assassinated.
Chung is believed to still be alive and living in China.
It seems that there were some implicit threats being made against him from within the system just ahead of his testimony. His FBI protection was lifted and he was tauntingly instructed to ‘call 911’ if he felt his life was in danger.
If one reads between the lines on the comments below, it seems clear that a threat was made against Chung to coerce him into keeping his mouth shut and saying nothing that could indict the sitting President, the First Lady or their network of operatives.
Chung described on the tape how Democrats on the House Committee on Government Reform tried to dissuade him from testifying publicly before the committee by sending his attorney a letter telling him he could plead the Fifth Amendment.
The FBI in Los Angeles began providing around-the-clock protection for him. But just a few days before Chung was scheduled to testify before a grand jury, the FBI headquarters in Washington called off the protection detail and told Chung he would have to make the trip alone.[…]
‘I called the FBI office and offered to [speak with] the US assistant attorney again on the phone,’ said Chung. ‘And he said ‘Mr. Chung your case is over. As a normal American citizen what do you do if you feel your life is in danger? You just call 911.’
Chung’s connections to elite Chinese businessmen apparently went all the way to the top of the chain. It is evident that a foreign power influenced the iconic American president to the point of buying him out. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg.