The FBI has opened a public corruption case into Trump donor Cindy Yang centered on potential funneling of illegal money from China to Trump’s reelection campaign.
The FBI is investigating if illegal Chinese money made it into the Trump campaign
The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the president’s re-election effort or committed other potential campaign-finance violations, the Miami Herald has learned.
FBI agents based in West Palm Beach are trying to determine if Yang reimbursed Peranio for that contribution or delivered “anything of value” to her over that period to benefit the Trump campaign. Reimbursing someone for a political contribution without disclosing the original source is illegal, as is making a contribution in someone else’s name.
Agents are seeking records from Peranio, a potential witness in the investigation, that are linked to Yang, Yang’s husband, their businesses as well as Trump campaign entities and the Republican National Committee.
Trump had to know where the money was coming from
Yang ran a business that sold access to Trump and his family to Chinese executives through their private club in Florida. The level of corruption in the selling of access to a president is mind-boggling, so if the Trumps knew who Yang was bringing to their club, they definitely knew where the money was coming from that Yang raised.
The Trump family has been taking illegal cash from governments and businesses around the world, but they are being exposed, and their family crime wave could come to an abrupt end in January 2021.
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