This has nothing to do with the Clinton Foundation. This was an allegation of a gentleman who gave a check to my campaign. I didn’t bring the donor in. I didn’t bring him into the Clinton Foundation. I’m not even sure if I’ve ever met the person, to be honest with you,” [Virginia Democrat Governor Terry] McAuliffe told reporters. “I know the folks that worked at his company.”
Other shoe landing in five, four, three, two, one:
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe invited the [Red] Chinese businessman whose donations to him have been named as a focus of [Injustice, Revenge & Coverup Commissariat] investigators to a 2013 fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s personal Washington, D.C., residence.
Wang Wenliang, a [Red] Chinese national with U.S. permanent residency, briefly shook [Mrs.] Clinton’s hand at the September 30th event, a representative for Wang told TIME. An American company controlled by Wang made a $60,000 contribution to McAuliffe’s campaign three weeks before the fundraiser. Less than a month later, a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several donations that eventually totaled $2 million.
The fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe, according to the businessman’s representative. [emphases added]
After a quarter-century of this corrupt crapola, there’s not a whole lot I can say that wouldn’t be excruciatingly redundant, so I’ll let the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review do the honors:
Wang Wenliang is a [Red] Chinese citizen. He has permanent resident status in the United States and is chairman of Dandong Port Group. Mr. Wang also controls a New Jersey construction firm whence the donation originated. While federal law prohibits foreign donations, McAuliffe says Wang’s green card entitles him to contribute.
Oh, did we mention that Wang also is a delegate to the [Red] Chinese parliament? And as Jim Geraghty makes the point in National Review Online, that makes Wang an “agent of a foreign principal.”
“I don’t care what Wang’s visa status is,” Mr. Geraghty says. “How on God’s green Earth can it be legal for [Red] Chinese government officials to donate to American candidates for governor?”
Simply put, it’s not. And this could be the tip of an iceberg, considering reports that the McAuliffe inquiry might be an outcropping of the outcropped investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email mess. McAuliffe, of course, is a dyed-in-the-wool Clinton[oid]. [emphases added]
To answer J-Ger’s rhetorical question, I don’t think it was legal for then-President Bill Clinton to accept ChiComm campaign donations back in 1996, either, but he eagerly deposited their checks anyway. Compared to that, Governor McAuliffe’s transgression is a peccadillo. It’s also as inevitable as the sunrise, since McAuliffe has always been a top La Clinton Nostra bagman, and nobody has any excuse to believe that he was going to put that “career” on hold when he moved into the big mansion in Richmond.
This is why, on the one hand, it baffles me as to how Donk crooks like Terry McAuliffe keep getting elected to high office in this country in areas, like Virginia, where they really shouldn’t be all that competitive, and on the other hand, the fact that they do keep getting elected reinforces the reality of how tiny a minority constitutional conservatives really are in this country. And that was before the rise of Trumpmania torched much of what strength we had and ground we held. The implications for November are sufficiently obvious that I feel no need to elaborate.
This should also underscore why I have adopted the hashtag #NoneOfTheAbove. Clarity, and all that. Not that those who huddle under its umbrella will ever get credit for it or not be smeared as “Hillary-enablers” and such rotgut, but we have left them no cover for that lie.
Exit question: Who would a President Trump have summarily executed without trial first? McAuliffe or Wang?
UPDATE: Guess who donated twenty-five grand to Hillary’s bagman’s 2013 gubernatorial campaign? You get three tries, and the first two don’t count.