Forget the Trade Wars: U.S. Politicians Selling Out the American Public

Greg Holt
Written by Greg Holt

(The Olive) What would you think if there was a U.S. politician selling out the American people for millions in profit? If there were many U.S. politicians selling out America for hundreds of millions?

It isn’t just Democrats like Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation selling influence pedaling to the highest bidder. Mitch McConnell should be wearing hip waders considering how deep into troubled waters he has apparently waded.

Author Peter Schweizer who wrote Clinton Cash has come out with a new book with some very interesting information. Schweizer’s Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends implicates Mitch McConnell and family members as being beholden to the Chinese – that should scare the daylights out of anyone. How much of an effect is that having on U.S. trade and other issues with China?

McConnell’s father-in-law James Chao founded a company called Foremost Group; this shipping company has done a very high volume of work for Chinese state-owned companies. James Chao’s daughter Elaine Chao is Mitch’s wife – and is the current Secretary of Transportation. This seems to this writer to be a huge conflict of interest.

Members and staff are prohibited from receiving compensation for representing a third party in a matter in which the United States has an interest or is a party.  18 U.S.C. § 203.

“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,” said Schweizer. “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.” (source)

So the U.S. has a huge trade deficit with China, Trump wants to eradicate this deficit, as it is unfair to the American public and the American worker. Meanwhile Mitch McConnell has no interest in solving the U.S. trade deficit with China because the McConnell family has profited hugely from his families association with China.

But wait, there is more.

The China State Shipbuilding Corporation is the largest defense contractor in China. In the mid 2000’s, Mitch McConnell’s wife Elaine, and her sister Angela Chao joined the board of China CSSC Holdings Limited – a subsidiary of The China State Shipbuilding Corporation. How is it that Elaine McConnell can be Trump’s Secretary of Transportation?

James Chao who remember owns a shipping company that does large amounts of business with the Chinese gave Mitch McConnell a rather nice gift – at least five million dollars, and possibly as much as twenty-five million dollars. That would in no way sway McConnell’s position or votes in the Senate right?

How about the fact that Mitch’s sister-in-law Angela Chao was appointed to the board of directors for the fourth largest bank in the world – the Bank of China? This happened ten days after Donald Trump won the presidency, no coincidence there right?

Does anyone else smell a huge rat here?

Mitch McConnell and his wife have about at much business serving in the U.S. government as Donald Duck would. The McConnell family along with others are profiting handsomely at the expense of the American taxpayer.

This kind of profiteering through public office on the backs of the hard-working American taxpayer must come to an end. These criminals need to be voted out of office, and brought up on charges where applicable.

It’s past time for patriotic citizens to take back America and keep making her great!

Speak up America!

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Greg Holt

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Since 2014 The Olive Branch Report, the definitive Christian Magazine for today has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Christian blogger Greg Holt. His writing has been featured on American Prophet, American Clarion, Eagle Rising, Not Ashamed of the Gospel, and others. Greg is also the Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. There is no other.

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