Why did Wang Wenliang, a Chinese businessman whose contributions to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s campaign are under investigation by the Justice Department, give $2 million to the Clinton Foundation?
Communist connected business man giving big bucks to the Clinton Foundation?
From Time Magazine:
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe invited the Chinese businessman whose donations to him have been named as a focus of Justice Department investigators to a 2013 fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s personal Washington, D.C., residence.
Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national with U.S. permanent residency, briefly shook Clinton’s hand at the Sept. 30 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.
Originally McAuliffe said he didn’t know Wang, stating that he wouldn’t recognize him ‘if he sat in the chair next to me.’ Then the video came out. (Video of McAuliffe and Wang attending a 2013 fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s house here.)
As you well know, Terry McAuliffe is a long-time Clinton BFF. He ran her 2008 campaign and is a former chairman of the DNC. He also has ties to the Chinese Communist party, which is essential for anyone hoping to become a successful businessman in that totalitarian state.
From the Richmond Times Dispatch:
Wang has also been a delegate to China’s National People’s Congress, the nation’s “rubber stamp” legislature, Mann said, though he considered that of lesser importance.
“In the last 10 or 15 years, as China’s businesses have developed, the party has shown greater tolerance of people rising in business who aren’t party members. But even if you’re not a party member, you have to be on good terms with the party,” he said.
(“Mann” is James Mann, a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of four books on U.S.-China relations who is currently an author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University.)
So why would this Chinese businessman give the Clinton Foundation $2 million? Mr. Trump, perhaps you might want to ask her that question.