Hillary Clinton-Linked D.C. Bookstore Kicks Out Dissidents from ChiCom Gov’t Book Party (Video)
Politics & Prose, the preeminent Washington, D.C. liberal bookstore now owned by Hillary Clinton apparatchik Lissa Muscatine and her husband former Washington Post editor Bradley Graham, forced out pro-Tibet activists who were asking uncomfortable questions of a communist Chinese government official who was promoting a new book by China’s President Xi Jinping, The Governance of China.
President Barack Obama will be hosting Xi Jinping next week in Washington for a state visit and dinner on September 25.
Video taken at the book event at Politics & Prose shows one of the dissidents was manhandled and escorted out by Bradley Graham, who was backed up by a Chinese government goon.
Image via Digital Book World.
The video, taken by an activist, shows one woman across the room asking a lengthy critical question to the ChiCom official about human rights in Tibet and China. As Chinese government goons and Bradley Graham surrounded the questioner and tried to shut her down the woman taking the video also started asking sharp questions on human rights in Tibet and China.
Minister? From the State Council Information Office. I missed the intro but he is very excited about this book. pic.twitter.com/ucxr5Z6ufc
— TibetActionInstitute (@tibetaction) September 17, 2015
Both dissidents were soon forcibly ejected from the book store with Bradley Graham seen forcing one of the women out with a Chinese government goon physically backing up Graham.
Students for a Free Tibet posted video of the dissidents posing their questions and being forcibly removed from the store.
The depth of Muscatine’s decades long ties to Hillary Clinton were boiled down to a few paragraphs by the Washington Post last year when she hosted a promotional event for Clinton’s book Hard Choices.
“As speechwriter to the first lady, Muscatine gave voice to Clinton’s hopes and dreams, especially for women and girls. As a senior campaign adviser, she traveled around the country making the case why Clinton should be America’s first female president. As chief speechwriter to the secretary of state, she helped Clinton articulate her vision of a smarter, safer world.
“Now, on the stage of Lisner Auditorium on Friday night, the two women were author and bookseller. Clinton was there to talk about “Hard Choices,” a memoir of her four years in global diplomacy. Muscatine, co-owner of Washington’s preeminent independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, was there to interview her. In the polarizing frenzy that has accompanied the book’s release, this stop may have been the most personal of the entire book tour.
““Lissa has been my partner in some of the most important writing and speaking that I’ve done, going back to the White House years,” Clinton told the audience, explaining how the two struggled, often sitting around the dining room table until 3 a.m., to find the right phrase or expression for her autobiography “Living History.” She wrote most of “Hard Choices” in her New York home, then sent the final manuscript for Muscatine to read.”
Next week Politics & Prose will host Chelsea Clinton for an event promoting her new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Hillary Clinton was a major figure in the Chinagate scandal in the 1990s, taking fundraising money from agents of the Chinese government like Johnny Chung.