Yesterday, we discussed some of the recent problems for Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. The staunch “Crooked Hillary” minion McAuliffe has recently come under investigation by the FBI for donations to his gubernatorial campaign. CNN published an article detailing what is known about the investigation up to this point.
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.
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.
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.
Since the story broke on CNN several other media outlets have picked it up as well including NBC, CBS, and Fox News. The Washington Postreleased an article today walking through the speculation swirling around the investigation:
In 2013, Wang's Chinese company pledged $2 million to the nonprofit foundation. The donation caught the attention of a CBS News investigation in March 2015 -- not because of any campaign finance laws (this is a foundation after all), but because of Wang's political connections. . . .
Tying this back to McAuliffe: He also served on the board of the Clinton Foundation around the time of the donation. McAuliffe is a longtime Clinton ally and a prolific fundraiser for them. In 2015, Post reporter Laura Vozzella detailed McAuliffe's connection to Wang to show how Clinton Foundation donors also pumped millions into the governor's campaign accounts.
Details continue to surface. Keep your eye on the ball. It’s likely given McAuliffe's close ties to the Clinton family that there is a whole lot more to the story. That is until "Crooked Hillary" cleans up the evidence . . .with a cloth.