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KoKo

(84,711 posts)
Mon May 23, 2016, 05:57 PM May 2016

NBC: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Under FBI Investigation For Possible Campaign Violations


Politics
May 23 2016, 5:29 pm ET
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Under FBI Investigation For Possible Campaign Violations
by Pete Williams--NBC News


The FBI is investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign accepted illegal contributions, law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News.

Federal officials say for the past several months, the FBI has been looking at whether McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia accepted political contributions that were forbidden by federal law.

McAuliffe is a one-time board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton and likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/plea-change-guccifer-hacker-who-says-he-breached-clinton-server-n578766

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pmorlan1

(2,096 posts)
8. But NBC Tied In Clinton Foundation More
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:22 PM
May 2016

in their piece than CNN did in their reporting. On CNN piece you had to read between the lines. The NBC piece spells it out.

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.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
5. The irony is, his opponent wanted to outlaw freaking blowjobs between consenting adults.
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:18 PM
May 2016

McAuliffe could have walked away with that election with zero campaign funds at all.

Hell, if he would have actually hammered on cuccinelli's crazy fucking fundamentalist agenda, most of our party would have stumped for the guy for free.

But the DLC types are allergic to that sort of thing, because they still fantasize about courting "megachurch moms" and "values voters"

Derp.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
10. That was quite odd given that "Security Review" was the choice
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:39 PM
May 2016

for the "Private Server" investigation by the FBI for Hillary's current troubles. Until Comey said it was "Investigation" and not "Security Review."

Parsing words..figuring no informed citizens understand?

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
11. Here's what CNN Reported as "Breaking News" earlier today:
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:47 PM
May 2016

First on CNN: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown, CNN

Washington (CNN)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.
McAuliffe wasn't notified by investigators that he is a target of the probe, according to the officials.
"The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it," said Marc Elias, attorney for McAuliffe campaign, in a statement to CNN.
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.

There's no allegation that the foundation did anything improper; the probe has focused on McAuliffe and the electoral campaign donations, the officials said.
Spokespeople for the Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.
Among the McAuliffe donations that drew the interest of the investigators was $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, through his U.S. businesses. Wang was previously delegate to China's National People's Congress, the country's ceremonial legislature.
"Neither the Governor nor his former campaign has knowledge of this matter, but as reported, contributions to the campaign from Mr. Wang were completely lawful," said Elias.

Wang also has been a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million. He also has been a prolific donor to other causes, including to New York University, Harvard and environmental issues in Florida.
U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals from donating to federal, state or local elections. Penalties for violations include fines and/or imprisonment.
But Wang holds U.S. permanent resident status, according to a spokeswoman, which would make him a U.S. person under election law and eligible to donate to McAuliffe's campaign.
Neither Wang nor his company used to make the donations have been contacted by U.S. investigators, according to the spokeswoman.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/23/politics/terry-mcauliffe-fbi-doj-federal-investigation-campaign-contributions/index.html?adkey=bn

99Forever

(14,524 posts)
7. Corruption is Clinton cronies default setting.
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:21 PM
May 2016

Just like all neoliberal interlopers of the Democratic Party. They should all be serving long sentences for the shit they do.

 

Tierra_y_Libertad

(50,414 posts)
9. And, they wonder why so many people are fed up with Politics-as-usual.
Mon May 23, 2016, 06:23 PM
May 2016
"History has tried to teach us that we can't have good government under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of government couldn't be wise." Mark Twain

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
14. Thanks! I thought you might have some info on Wang Wenliang...
Mon May 23, 2016, 07:19 PM
May 2016

I'm still trying to figure out why this comes out now... Strange Timing...

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
15. Interesting that Wang, McAuliffe and Tony Rodham all were involved
Mon May 23, 2016, 07:35 PM
May 2016

in Green Tech Automotive that got investigated. Is it just bad luck that McAuliife gets investigated teice in such a short time span?

panader0

(25,816 posts)
16. As I have said several times here, the Clinton Foundation shenanigans
Mon May 23, 2016, 07:46 PM
May 2016

will be far more damaging to HRC than the criminal e-mails.

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