McConnell China Connection

PUBLISHED: 9:22 PM 21 Mar 2018
UPDATED: 9:11 PM 22 Mar 2018

Book Outlines McConnell Family Fortune Connected To China

This interview outlines how America’s top leaders are beholden to the Chinese government.

China was said to be in panic mode when Mr. Trump won.

China is a nation that has a thirty-year plan designed to take over the world, and their leader is positioned for lifetime rule. They have nuclear weapons built with stolen U.S. blueprints (thanks to former President Clinton) and they are the ONLY producers of vital components for America’s electrical grid AND weapons components (NOT the U.S.A.).

Therefore, when it is said by Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) worth is tied almost exclusively to that Asian nation, it is cause for concern, as Breitbart News reports.

Schwizer shows how McConnell’s “financial ties to the Chinese government as an example of how politicians monetize political influence while evading financial disclosure regulations.” On Sirius XM Radio, he promoted his book with the exhaustive name, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” and spoke with co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak about the Majority Leader’s links to China.

The institute president said that “familial ties to the Chinese state via his father- and sisters-in-law” are cause for great concern since “James Chao, McConnell’s father-in-law, founded Foremost Group, a shipping company that has done ‘large volumes of business’ with Chinese state-owned companies” is owned by the Chinese state.

Likewise, McConnell’s wife is Elaine Chao, the secretary of transportation.

It is most ironic that as so many, even on the G.O.P. side of the debate, are looking to attack President Donald Trump over ties to Russia that he never had while turning a blind to eye to the Chinese elephant in McConnell’s room.

So Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, his wife Elaine Chao, who’s the transportation secretary in the Trump administration, her family has deep economic and financial ties to the Chinese government itself,” the author pointed out.

He added, “They are in the shipping business, and they own something called the Foremost Group, and really, in 1993, Mitch McConnell, as a senator, travels to China with his father-in-law, James Chao, as guests of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.”

At this point in the conversation, it is wise to forget about who supports who or what party someone is in. As Americans, it is vital to see that if this were true of almost anyone else in office, questions would fly as if life were a “Jeopardy” answer session. Yet these facts have been all but ignored as it pertains to McConnell and his spouse.

Showing the depth of the problem, Schwizer also said, “The China State Shipbuilding Corporation is the largest defense contractor in China, and the projections are that by 2030, if current trends continue, they are going to surpass the U.S. Navy as far as naval capability. Basically, what happens is, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation says to the Chao family, ‘Look, we will build your ships. We will finance the purchase of some of your ships. We will provide crews for your ships. We will provide contracts for you to ship state-owned goods from state-owned companies around the Pacific. In other words, we are going to set you up in the shipping business,’ which is exactly what they do, and, in fact, James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China.

He warned, “So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”

The author also feels that this is why McConnell is “increasingly soft” on China, even as they boast about conquering the economic world within three decades. “McConnell himself has benefited because a few years ago, James Chao gave Mitch McConnell a gift between five and twenty-five million dollars that more than quadrupled his net worth overnight,” he continued.

Schwizer also lamented, “So this is not just about Elaine Chao’s family getting wealthy. That wealth has now trickled into Mitch McConnell’s pocket, as well, and it’s a huge problem because if you chart the positions that Sen. McConnell has taken on China over the last twenty years, guess what? Shock of all shocks, he has become increasingly soft as it relates to China, and I think it is directly related to the fact that he knows his family’s financial future is tied to the good graces and good faith of the Chinese communist government.

President Donald Trump, even if detested by some on both sides of the aisle, is the real deal when it comes to “America First” and what that really means. It was never just a slogan for Mr. Trump, but he was serious about making the U.S. strong again, not a nation that relies on China’s strength just to save a few dollars on the bottom line.

Also, since Mr. Trump is already worth billions, he is not as likely to sell out in some backroom deal the way that it seems that McConnell has.

Showing how this all ties together, Schwizer declared, “So when [Donald Trump] gets elected in 2016, China is in a panic. So one of the things that happens is, they appoint, really, the first American, or only the second foreigner to the Bank of China. Now, the Bank of China is government-run, government-controlled, is sort of the backbone of the Chinese government’s economic diplomacy around the world. Ten days after Donald Trump is elected, they put Elaine Chao’s sister — Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law — on the board of directors of the fourth largest bank in the world, which is run by the Chinese communist government. It’s a shocking development, and, again, unprecedented in American history that you would have senior political leaders have immediate family members that are sitting on the board of foreign government-owned businesses.

It is hoped that this book makes a huge impression because it explains how greenbacks are one of the reasons that those in government (regardless of party) are hating Mr. Trump. After all, he cares about America while they are being paid to care about something vastly different:

Their own greed.