1992 – 1996: Chinagate – Yah Linh “Charlie” Trie and Ng Lap Seng

In Clinton Foundation Timeline by Katie Weddington

Ng Lap Seng is alleged to have passed millions into DNC coffers using a complex series of bank accounts through Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie (pictured). (Credit: TCMP Pictures)

(…) Charlie Trie owned a restaurant in Little Rock that was frequented by his friend then-Governor Bill Clinton. After Clinton won the presidency, Trie went to Washington to cash out on their friendship. He thought his association could help him develop more business contacts in Asia. One of them was Hong Kong businessman Ng Lap Seng. Seng would wire a million dollars to Trie. From 1994 to 1996, Trie directly sent $200,000 to the DNC. Trie provided the rest of the money to other people who later sent that money to the DNC. Trie also helped raise another $640,000 for Bill Clinton’s Legal Defense Fund.

Ng Lap Seng with the Clintons in November 2009. (Credit: SCMP Pictures)

According to the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 94 people were called to testify, including the six people in this article. Of the 94, 57 invoked the Fifth Amendment, 18 fled the country, and 19 foreign witnesses refused to testify. Here is a link to the full list.

Bill and Hillary Clinton continued this pattern of getting foreign donations from unethical businessmen with the Clinton Foundation. If they get into office, there is truly no line Bill and Hillary Clinton won’t cross. (Read more: The American Spectator, 10/7/2016) (Archive) (CSpan, 2/29-3/01/2000)

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