Virginia’s Democrat governor Terry McAuliffe now joins the ranks of Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as another Democrat being investigated by the FBI.
FOX News reports:
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under investigation by DOJ over possible illegal campaign contributions
Federal officials are investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign accepted illegal campaign contributions, sources familiar with the investigation confirmed Monday to Fox News.
The Democratic governor and Clinton ally is the target of a Justice Department investigation into whether he violated campaign finance laws.
The probe, first reported by CNN, involves a $120,000 donation from Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang through his U.S. businesses. U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals to donate to political races.
McAuliffe’s attorney, Marc Elias, said in a statement his office was not aware of the investigation, but would cooperate if contacted by federal officials.
“We cannot confirm the CNN report. Neither the Governor nor his former campaign has knowledge of this matter, but as reported, contributions to the campaign from Mr. Wang were completely lawful,” Elias said. “The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it.”
A spokesman for Wang told CNN the businessman holds permanent resident status in the U.S.
Wang also has been a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million, CNN reported.
Here’s a video report from CNN:
McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton supporter so his alleged corruption hardly comes as a surprise.