Lest We Forget Chinagate, The Most Serious Scandal in US History


The “Chinagate” fundraising scandal plagued the 1996 Bill Clinton-Al Gore campaign and Hillary was very much involved. Chinagate aka Commercegate is the most serious scandal in U.S. history. It involves the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, possibly in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee.

The Chinagate scandal of 1996 ended up in an award of 900,000 in attorney’s fees and costs to Judicial Watch ten years later.

The scandal was an apparent scheme by the Clinton administration to sell seats on taxpayer-funded trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign.

Judicial Watch began an investigation and Clinton administration officials deliberately concealed and destroyed records regarding the trade mission and testimony was falsified.

Nolanda Hill, a business partner and confidante of the Clinton then-Commerce Secretary Ron Brown testified in a court hearing during the litigation that the Clinton White House told Brown to “delay the [Judicial Watch] case by withholding the production of documents prior to the 1996 elections and to devise a way not to comply with the court’s orders.”

She also testified that Brown, who died in a plane crash during a trade mission to Bosnia, told her that Hillary conceived of the scheme to sell trade mission seats. Brown complained of  being “Hillary’s blankety-blank tour guide.”

The case was so serious and so damaging that the Commerce Department asked for a judgment against itself to avoid any further revelations. The court refused and insisted the Commerce Department conduct a new search for trade mission records and authorized discovery into the illegal concealment and destruction of government records.

Congressional investigations, FEC investigations, a criminal inquiry by the Justice Department and the FBI followed. The DOC changed its trade mission policy which abandoned all political contributions affecting mission seats.

Finally, in 2006, without any fanfare, an appellate court upheld an award of 900,000 to Judicial Watch.

While there was a lot of circumstantial evidence, there never was a smoking gun. John Kerry was also involved earlier on with what appeared to be a pay-to-play operation and there is a good article on it at The Spectator that summarizes it, but we deal with the later conspiracy.

~ Clinton friend Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie pleaded guilty to charges of violating campaign finance rules in exchange for having pending indictments dropped against him in Washington and Arkansas.

~ According to news reports in 1997, Democratic donor Johnny Chung received a $150,000 transfer from the Bank of China three days before he handed then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff a $50,000 check.

~ Johnny Chung first met the Clintons in 1992. From 1994 to 1996, Chung visited the White House 49 times. Nearly half of those visits were authorized by the office of the First Lady. In one visit, Hillary met with Chung and his visiting delegation of Chinese businessmen from state-run companies.

~ Liu Chaoying was the daughter of General Liu Huaqing (1916-2011) who arranged to give businessman and ally of the Clintons, Johnny Chung, $300,000 which was then donated to the DNC. The DNC was later forced to return the money.

~ Then-Vice President Al Gore received political donations from Buddhist nuns who had taken a vow of poverty.

~ President Clinton admitted in 1997 that he invited major campaign donors to spend the night in the White House. The Clintons hosted 404 overnight guests.

~ During the investigation by the Department of Justice, about 120 people connected to “Chinagate” either fled the country or pleaded the Fifth Amendment to prevent testifying.

Judicial Watch brought the case on behalf of shareholders of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. They transferred sensitive US missile technology to China in the 1990s. The CEO Bernard Schwartz gave $1.5 million to various Democratic Party entities including Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.

At the same time Schwartz and Loral convinced the Clinton Administration to transfer technology export licensing authority from the State Department to the more politically-influenced Commerce Department. Schwartz and Loral then obtained licenses from the Commerce Department that were needed to launch Loral-manufactured communications satellites into orbit from China.

They ended up advancing China’s missile program which is a threat to US national security much as the Clinton-Russian uranium deal is..

Federal racketeering charges were never brought.

Then there was the contribution scandal involving fugitive Norman Hsu during Hillary’s last presidential run. She kept most of the money he contributed even after she knew he admitted guilt in illegal bundling of the contributions. He had raised more than $1 million for then-Senator Clinton’s presidential campaign.

There were questions, but no smoking gun.

In January 2001, immediately before Bill Clinton left office, he granted a presidential pardon to Marc Rich after his ex-wife and his friend donated a combined $1.45 million to the Clinton Presidential Library. Rich fled the country once he was convicted of tax evasion.

Even Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign involved an illegal contribution from Hollywood mogul Peter Paul and the leveling of a $35,000 fine by the FEC. Hillary’s finance director was indicted and acquitted.

Recently, very large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and exorbitant speaking fees for Bill Clinton were proven to coincide with favors granted by the State Department and signed off by then-secretary Hillary Clinton. One extremely large donation was tied to the selling of our Uranium to the Russians.

The Benghazi scandal brings us once again to Hillary Clinton’s lack of transparency and suspected intrigue. She deleted 30,000 emails from a private server she was not allowed to use for government documents. She had no right to delete the emails and she did it when Congress announced they were going to subpoena them.

Sources: Media Research Center, Standard Newswire, and the Sentinel


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Fred Hammel
Fred Hammel
3 years ago

Bill Cliton gave china all of our rocket technologythis was treason, but along side he also gave them a radius machine. This machine alow the Chinaesse to make round parts to build a rocket. In order to move the radius machine, it took 55 trackor trailer loads to haul trhe machine to Seattle and ship to china.I would not be surprise if China gave that teshnology to North Korea, so they could build rockets.

Richard Hovis
Richard Hovis
5 years ago

But, it was ALL to advance global communism, under the U.N., so isn’t that okay? That is why it remains almost unknown today, because the socialist (communist) media pretends it did not happen. BUT, as Walter, the Red, Cronkite said, “It appears that the president of the United States (Nixon) may have lied to the American People”, remains the greatest scandal in the minds of the American people. The solution?? As a famous man once said, “Kill them. Kill them all!”

boris kushnir
boris kushnir
6 years ago

What else need to be proven then CrookedKillary puppet power controlled by the biggest crooks from the Banking industry!? Based on the record of the events, starting from Obama stolen presidency in 2008, his Muslim ideology, excellency being the most Mr. twister attorney and black skin image became a driven point for financial dragons! Their dream of a global power for the past 8 years and replacement by CrookedKillary within next 4 to 8 years must to accomplish globalization control and with help of ISIS world penetration to rule its own laws… So if Trump are not the one to protect every American from dictatorship slavery, which even more worse then Russia, then welcome to the world of a brainwashed monkey where you can live, eat and talk under the rule of the most abusive pedophile Father’s….

By either way of the voting decision “Remember”: If Obama would sign the contract as Trump did, instead of verbal promises, he would be impeached! If Killary supporters would be smart why they atleast didn’t ask Killary to sign the contract…? Bahaha. Just on her promises to let Seria refugee to penetrate U.S. by ISIS from the day one without not just extremely but with vetting system she would be impeached on her first day being in office!!!

6 years ago

I hope she choke to death soon!!

Ellen Martindale
Ellen Martindale
6 years ago

I wish D. Trump would site all of the above scandals at the next debate. I want to know if He (Bill) will be living at the White House or ?. How often will He bring girls in to his bed or under his desk at the White House if they get in. I would like to know what she (Hillary) said in privet to the girls she caught with Bill and did she threaten them, and where are they now?