The FBI is probing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for allegedly taking illegal campaign donations from a foreign donor.
The news could imperil the campaign of likely Democrat presidential nominee Clinton as well, as McAuliffe’s time as a board member for the Clinton Global Initiative is also “under scrutiny”.
And illegal donations from Chinese interests is at the very heart of it.
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 (CGI), 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 legislature.
U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals to donate to political races.
McAulifee was not notified of the FBI probe.