A new report published Saturday shows that the founder of a Florida massage parlor tied to a sex trafficking ring has been selling Chinese executives access to Donald Trump.
According to Mother Jones, Li Yang “runs an investment business that has offered to sell Chinese clients access to Trump and his family.”
“And a website for the business—which includes numerous photos of Yang and her purported clients hobnobbing at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach—suggests she had some success in doing so,” the report added.
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The company describes itself on its website, which is mostly in Chinese, as an “international business consulting firm that provides public relations services to assist businesses in America to establish and expand their brand image in the modern Chinese marketplace.” But the firm notes that its services also address clients looking to make high-level connections in the United States. On a page displaying a photo of Mar-a-Lago, Yang’s company says its “activities for clients” have included providing them “the opportunity to interact with the president, the [American] Minister of Commerce and other political figures.” The company boasts it has “arranged taking photos with the President” and suggests it can set up a “White House and Capitol Hill Dinner.” (The same day the Herald story about Yang broke, the website stopped functioning.)
The short bio of Yang on the website, identifying her as the founder and CEO of GY US Investments, shows her in a photo with Trump bearing his signature. It says she has been “settled in the United States for more than 20 years” and is a member of the “Presidential Fundraising Committee.” According to the Herald, Yang is a registered Republican, and since 2017 she and her relatives have donated more than $42,000 to a Trump political action committee and more than $16,000 to Trump’s campaign. Her Facebook page, which was taken offline on Friday, was loaded with photos of her posing with GOP notables: Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Matt Gaetz or Florida, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, among others.
The stench of corruption surrounding Trump gets more rancid each day
Donald Trump ran for president promising to drain the so-called swamp in Washington, but he has brought with him a stench of corruption that only grows more rancid each day.
The special counsel investigation into his ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign is still looming on the horizon, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
The Southern District of New York and the state of New York continue to dig into potential Trump crimes related to campaign finance, irregular spending by Trump’s inaugural committee, tax fraud, misconduct related to the president’s fake charity – and much more.
Not to mention Democrats in the House of Representatives have launched a roundhouse kick of oversight since taking power in January, scrutinizing the president, his campaign, his business and more.
The fact that the president of the United States is now increasingly connected to a sex trafficking ring comes as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past several years.
And while it was big news when New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested last month, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter said at the time that Kraft “is not the biggest name involved” in the controversy.
If and when Donald Trump’s name comes up again in connection to this bubbling scandal in South Florida, it should come as no surprise.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.