Hillary's Chinese Espionage Problem
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out. In keeping with the adage “there is no such thing as bad publicity” the title will not be mentioned. However, Clinton Inc. sycophants will do everything possible to hype her book onto any best seller list that they can think of or, at least at a minimum delay it from the very embarrassing remainders table at books stores.
Here is her Amazon introduction:
“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.”
She is exactly right, so it is only appropriate that American Thinker readers look at her past participation in world events when she was the First Lady. In that role she directly engaged with the Peoples Republic Of China (PRC).
Johnny Chung was born in Taiwan but living in Southern California when he was given $300,000 by Chinese Gen Ji of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Military Intelligence because, "We like your president very much.” Among Chung’s objectives in using the money were to go directly to Hillary Rodham Clinton and request:
A tour of the White House
Lunch at the White House Mess
A photo op with the First Lady.
An invitation to attend the president’s radio address
He was very successful, and on March 11, 1995, Johnny Chung and his PRC friends attended President Clinton’s weekly radio address after Chung handed a check for $50,000 made out to the DNC to Hillary’s chief of staff following a March 9 1995 photo op with the first lady.
The PRC citizens accompanying Chung were given the photos, but not until they were vetted by the CIA officer on the White House staff. He remarked in his e-mail about “the joys of balancing foreign policy considerations against domestic politics…. I do not see any damage to U.S. foreign policy from giving Johnny Chung the pictures.”
A fellow National Security Council staffer asked if the photos could be released and the reply was that they were Chinese Officials.
It would be interesting to know who the CIA White House officer was reporting back to at Langley CIA HQ about all this. Because the PLA money, laundered through Chung and given to Hillary Clinton, comprised a felony and the Agency should have made a criminal referral to the FBI and Department of Justice.
An important question during those years, in light of his recent Congressional testimony on Benghazi, denying “that there was any cover-up or political influence in messaging after the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi,” is: “Was Mike Morrell in the CIA Langley chain-of-command for the Clinton White House CIA liaison? “
From his official bio: “He (Michael Morell) later worked on East Asia for 14 years, holding a number of jobs in analysis and in management before his selection in 1999 as Director of the Office of Asian Pacific and Latin American Analysis.”
Militarily, the Pacific is coming to a boil, as the PLA relentlessly threatens American Allies. The lasting damage from the legacy of the Clinton Administration can be seen in China’s new muscle.
Today’s headlines from Asia are filled with PLA threats, so the US Military must make a significant “pivot” to Asia. The PLA has become a world class formidable modern military thanks to Chinese Military Intelligence operations targeting the Clinton Administration.
Fortunately, as Hillary Rodham Clinton contemplates a run for President, there is an historical well-documented bi-partisan Congressional report that she cannot run away from. There can be seen as a reckoning for her past “Life choices.”
The history of PLA espionage attempts against US military and dual-use technology in the nineties were identified and reported on by a Select Committee of the House of Representatives. The Congressional report is a tribute to the tremendous bipartisan effort of those Members who served because the final report was voted out unanimously:
- “U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China,” Declassified Report issued, May 25, 1999 106th Congress, 1st Session.
The late Chairman Solomon of the House Committee on Rules established this select Committee under the direction of the Speaker because of the clear and present danger of illegal foreign money entering the American political process.
All types of individuals were funneling money into the American political process, from drug dealers and the Russian Mafia to PLA espionage agents. It was a dangerous and nasty time -- and America is still living with the consequences of those days.
The PRC had an agenda not only to curry favor with agents of influence but also collect information and conduct espionage operations, so a select Congressional committee was created. The extensive report issued by that committee covered significant aspects of US military and commercial dual-use technology that was targeted by PRC collectors. The PRC agent’s success in the 90s and continuing to this day is being seen in the continued rapid modernization of all military forces of the Peoples Liberation Army.
American voters may be given a choice to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for President in 2016. If she is successful, quite possibly PLA Intelligence Officers may again “like our president very much” in the next Clinton, Inc. President. It was a shameful period in American history, and now our children and grandchildren have to live with real and deadly consequences.