FBI Investigating Clinton Pal Terry McAuliffe Over Alleged Foreign Campaign Donations

Posted: May 23, 2016 5:05 PM

The FBI is investigating Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for allegedly taking illegal campaign donations from a foreign donor. McAuliffe's time as a board member for the Clinton Global Initiative is also under scrutiny. CNN has the story

As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe's time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.

Among the McAuliffe donations that drew the interest of the investigators was $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, through his U.S. businesses. Wang was previously delegate to China's National People's Congress, the country's ceremonial legislature.

McAuliffe is under FBI investigation. Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation for public corruption through the Clinton Foundation and for sharing top secret, classified information on an unsecure, private email server. Like McAuliffe, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is under FBI investigation for alleged corruption surrounding his campaign fundraising. Clinton, McAuliffe and DeBlasio are friends and political allies.

In fact, McAuliffe held a fundraiser for Clinton...yesterday.