Skip to comments.FBI Documents Link Kerry to Chinagate
Posted on 08/31/2004 7:47:46 AM PDT by RogerFGay
FBI Documents Link Kerry to Chinagate
By Jim Hauser
August 31, 2004
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates government corruption, has released declassified documents which they say shows that Democrat presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry accepted improper campaign contributions during his 1996 reelection bid. In exchange, Judicial Watch says Kerry helped arrange meetings between Chinese aerospace executives and U.S. Government officials.
The heavily redacted FBI documents show that Johnny Chung, who plead guilty to two violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act and other charges, funneled approximately $20,000 to the Clinton/Gore '96 reelection campaign and an undisclosed, smaller amount to Sen. John Kerry.
According to Newsweek Magazine, Kerry received $10,000 at the Beverly Hills fundraiser held less than one month before the election. In return, according to Newsweek, Kerry helped Honk Kong businesswoman Liu Chaohying by arraigning a meeting between Chaohying and a senior Securities and Exchange (SEC) official in order to get Chaohying's company listed on the U.S. Stock Exchange.
It was later disclosed that Chaohying was also a lieutenant colonel in the Communist China's Peoples Liberation Army. It was Chaohying who controlled a Honk Kong bank account through which the money was routed.
During the same time period, Kerry traveled to Beijing on a "U.S. trade mission organized and sponsored by a private corporation." Paul Marcus, the head of Boston Capital & Technology, traveled with Kerry on the trip.
Marcus claims on his company's website that his firm was "China Advisor to U.S. Senator's commercial agenda for China."
According to an article published in "Insight on the News" by investigative reporter Charles T. Smith, Marcus is a business partner with the China International Trust and Investment Corp (CITIC).
CITIC is known as a front for the munitions manufacturer Poly Technologies Corp. According to a 1997 report prepared by the Rand Corporation, "Poly Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1984, ostensibly as a subsidiary of CITIC, although it was later exposed to be the primary commercial arm of the PLA [People's Liberation Army] General Staff Department's Equipment Sub-Department."
"Throughout the 1980s, Poly sold hundreds of millions of dollars of largely surplus arms around the world, exporting to customers in Thailand, Burma, Iran, Pakistan and the United States," the Rand report continues. "CITIC does enter into business partnerships with and provide logistical assistance to PLA and defense-industrial companies like Poly."
The reports adds, "Poly Technologies was run by international arms dealer Wang Jun and He Ping, son-in-law of long-time Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. The Rand Corporation noted that 'Wang Jun is both director of CITIC and Chairman of Poly Group, the arms-trading company of the General Staff Department.'"
In 1996, Poly Chairman Wang Jun met with President Bill Clinton inside the White House with convicted Chinagate figure Charlie Trie, who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the 1996 Clinton/Gore campaign from Red Chinese sources. The Democratic Party later returned much of this donated money.
"While CITIC is reported by U.S. military authorities to be involved in the international sale of illegal arms it also is interested in obtaining advanced U.S. technology," says Smith. "The Boston Capital Website notes that the firm has been involved with the transfer of advanced U.S. space technology to China. Such references are viewed in the arms trade to have missile applications."
"John Kerry frequently has stated that he has had contacts with high-ranking officials of foreign governments," says Smith. "Yet, the Kerry campaign is refusing to answer any questions about the candidate's privately sponsored trade trip to China or his relationship with Marcus.
Smith also notes that the Chinese official Internet news outlet of the People's Daily, official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, recently endorsed the senator from Massachusetts for president of the United States.
This story is gaining traction.
Holey Frijolies! Kerry is not only toast, but burnt toast. If this is at all true, well, wow!
Hmmmm....two dirtbags with one lawsuit....
Perhaps we should start "The Toricelli Pool" where all Freepers can pick the Date & Time when Kerry withdraws from the election. Bonus Question would have to be who gets picked as his replacement.
The Clintons and Kerry gave so many US top secrets, all US pending patent applications,
and so much more to these Communists
just for a few shekels of silver to the DNC.
WOO! I smell goose cooking!
ROFL, I use that all the time. Red is soooo good with the words.
Just sent this article to Neal Boortz (on air now) and Rush. BTW - Rush will be interviewing Pres. Bush at 2pm according to his website.
.... another sKERRY thought...
"John Kerry is the candidate that best represents American and Muslim interests both domestically and internationally. George Bush and John Kerry are not the same! Kerry has our best interests and the nation's best interests in mind."
Now we know what leverage Hillary has on Kerry.
I was thinking the same thing. Do you think it will be Bill, or Hill?
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