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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:32 PM

McConnell / Russia /China /Chao corruption connection: new significance. How deep does this go?

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It is becoming more and more apparent that we have an international organized crime syndicate.

Reposting a thread from Feb. in light of recent events:

"...the Chao family had by far the most significant effect on McConnell’s personal life and career. Thanks to second wife Elaine and her family, McConnell became a millionaire many times over and forged ties with contacts at the highest echelons of Chinese government and business.
Elaine Chao’s father is shipping magnate, James Chao.
As McConnell’s acquaintance with Elaine Chao developed into a serious relationship, contributions began to pour into his campaign from the Chao family and their business associates. Their wedding ensured that the spigot was never turned off."

"Fast forward to 2018: McConnell retains his position as senate tyrant after the midterms; Elaine Chao is the Secretary of Transportation in Trump’s cabinet, and the Chao family maintains extensive contacts and business investments in China including a seat on the Board of the Bank of China which is partnered with the Russian VTB Bank that is part-owned by oligarch Oleg Deripaska who shares ownership in Rusal with Viktor Vekselberg whose business partner Len Blavatnik donated $3.5million to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund.
It’s little wonder then that he’s blocked every bipartisan bill to protect the Special Counsel’s investigation."

"...It’s hardly surprising when you realise how enmeshed he is in corruption. He must be terrified of being caught — so the last person he’d want to protect is Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
This also explains why he was so aggressively opposed to President Obama going public with warnings regarding Russia’s attack on American democracy in 2016."


"Because the tyrant in charge of the Senate isn’t just flawed, isn’t just inadequate to the enormity of the situation, he’s also corrupt. No honorable man would subject his fellow citizens to such privation and misery if he had the power to prevent it."

"Addison Mitchell McConnell is without conscience, without benevolence and without honor."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/13/1825790/-McConnell-and-the-Agents-of-Power-and-Influence?utm_campaign=recent

Excellent breakdown of McTurtle's ties to Chinese and Russian oligarchs.

(Original thread by VaLefty: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211668442 )

And another relevant articles:
https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/emails-reveal-coordination-between-chao-mcconnell/

Emails Reveal Coordination Between Chao, McConnell

Edited to add: The McConnell connection is so under-reported in the media and explains so much.
I have often thought that a bunch of us should send this to Rachel, Lawrence,
Chris Hayes and ask them to dig into it. I always think of it when they start going on about why GOP leadership continues to support Trump, as though it's this big mystery. They are totally protecting themselves, and it seems so obvious.

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Reply McConnell / Russia /China /Chao corruption connection: new significance. How deep does this go? (Original post)
Amaryllis Mar 10 OP
dlk Mar 10 #1
jaysunb Mar 10 #2
BlueWI Mar 10 #3
Amaryllis Mar 10 #6
Duppers Mar 11 #13
mjvpi Mar 11 #26
Amaryllis Mar 11 #28
mjvpi Mar 12 #29
Guilded Lilly Mar 10 #4
DoctorJoJo Mar 10 #5
Beartracks Mar 10 #7
lame54 Mar 10 #8
bobbieinok Mar 10 #9
C Moon Mar 10 #10
McKim Mar 11 #23
PatrickforO Mar 10 #11
rickyhall Mar 10 #12
oasis Mar 11 #14
Mad_Mongol Mar 11 #15
UTUSN Mar 11 #16
fierywoman Mar 11 #18
onetexan Mar 11 #21
malaise Mar 11 #17
ut oh Mar 11 #19
mgardener Mar 11 #20
Raster Mar 11 #22
kyburbonkid Mar 11 #24
dlk Mar 11 #25
smirkymonkey Mar 11 #27

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:36 PM

1. I'm Guessing These Connections Go Much Deeper Than We Could Ever Imagine

This is likely a web of epic proportions and definitely warrants further investigation.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 08:38 PM

2. This should have been brought up during her comformation hearing. n/t

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:22 PM

3. This is astounding and underreported.

Thanks for posting it. Bookmarking it in order to find more detail. I wonder why this isn't a news story, a prominent one, or is the number of corrupt connections so vast it's hard to see?

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Response to BlueWI (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:46 PM

6. I think the latter, but I have thought that a bunch of us should send this to Rachel, Lawrence,

Chris Hayes. I always think of it when they start going on about why GOP leadership continues to support Trump, like it's this big mystery. THey are totally protecting themselves.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:22 AM

13. Great idea! Have their emails handy?

I sent a tweet to her site.

Thanks for your work!

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

26. MSNBC has been great on covering trump

They seem to have trouble when their hosts, Phil Donahue and Ed Schultz for example, start going after big money. Trump and his circle present their own level of greed and stupidity. MSNBC hosts are high paid corporate media rock stars. They get interviewed on late night TV. I don’t believe that they have the independence to go after corporate America. McConnel was doing his thing all through the Obama administration and was never investigated by MSNBC.

I agree with you. McConnel is beyond scum. He represents the nexus of personal an international corporate greed and he should be exposed. Along with the military industrial complex, big pharmaceutical, the fossil fuel industry........

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:31 PM

28. True, but we seem to be in a new age of investigative journalism. NYT, WaPo, WSJ, Vanity FAir,

have all taken on things that have surprised me, that seem on the daring side compared to past performance.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 12:51 PM

29. Point taken

I hope that you are correct. I watch Rachel Maddow religiously. She doesn’t do investigative journalism. Her team, for the most part, surfs other people’s work and she presents it in an organized manner. Will she present journalism that questions the business interests of h parent company.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:38 PM

4. How deep? Bone marrow deep.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:42 PM

5. There Is Simply Nothing Beneath These Repuke Cretins!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:26 PM

7. "Russia's attack on American democracy in 2016"

Bravo to the writer for using the correct terminology!

These kids meddle:



This Russian attacks democracy.



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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:41 PM

8. Sounds like Chao bought the Senate

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:11 PM

9. Thanks for info, links of Mitch to China $$$. Never hurts to remind us periodically!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:32 PM

10. Many thought he wasn't going to win the re-election.

I wonder how much cheating was done get him re-elected.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:19 PM

23. Close Enough to Steal

I remember that the election was VERY VERY close. It was close enough to steal. McConnel squeaked by!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:33 PM

11. You should definitely send it.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:38 PM

12. McTurtle is a McTraitor.

I'm just waiting for Karma.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:46 AM

14. MSM needs to go deep into this story. nt

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

15. BUPKIS and stupidly RACIST

The Chao family likely owns McConnell, but to associate that with influence for the PRC is pretty STUPID.

James Chao , the head of the family and founder of the shipping fortune operates out of New York & Taipei, and is a rabid Nationalist as in KMT nationalist -- the folks who lost the Chinese civil war AKA Taiwan

Oh wait, you idiots can't tell the difference because ..because of what?

Yellow Journalism, eh?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:43 PM

16. Amazing that a woman with multiple attributes would marry a turtle!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:32 PM

18. When marrying a Chinese woman, doesn't the groom have to pay the bride's family

a hefty sum? I read somewhere that her family paid McTurtle a hefty sum -- like, many millions. What's that about?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:34 PM

21. Buncha nonsense

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:43 PM

17. Great post

Rec

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:43 PM

19. "Addison Mitchell McConnell is without conscience, without benevolence and without honor."

We've known this for quite a while now...

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

20. And Elaine Chao

Is our Secretary of Transportation.
Twice.

What havoc can she do in that position? Everybody focuses on McConnell, but what about her?
What can she do in that position to help her family?
Does her position require a security clearance?
They way trump was overriding concerns about the people who he gave security clearances would be interesting to know. Ivanka just received trademarks curtesy of the Chinese government several months ago.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

22. I believe that millions and millions of dirty dollars...

...have been funneled to Comrade McConnell* under the guise of "gifts from the Chao family." Comrade McConnell* is corrupt to the core... and many of his Rethuglican* Senate colleagues have all consumed from the same illegal trough.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:43 PM

24. Old Pumpkin Head

This guy is such a corrupt tool. Way back in his early career as a political hack (Nixon era), he was pulled over with $10K in cash that everyone knows was going to be used to buy political votes across Ky. Most likely in the Ville. The Russian loving creep has destroyed any civility in the Senate with his abuse of Senate rules and total lack of respect for the citizenry and constitution of the US. He sucks as a senator and is a blotch of crap on American History.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:52 PM

25. These Shadowy Connections Deserve to be Investigated Further

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:10 PM

27. K&R

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