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Former White House lawyer:
'I’m not aware of any situation like'
Elaine Chao's reported conflicts of interest

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Posted By: tisHimself, 6/26/2019 7:21:50 AM

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s personal connections are raising concerns on Capitol Hill and beyond amid recent reports of various conflicts of interest. Recent reports found that the Trump cabinet member created a “special path” for projects favored by Senate Majority Leader and husband Mitch McConnell for his home state of Kentucky; she retained shares in a construction-materials company for more than a year after promising to relinquish them; and she has “extraordinary proximity to power in China” given her family’s American shipping company is largely based in China.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/26/2019 7:28:57 AM (No. 106885)
I've always thought that Elaine Chao's appointment was a blatant political payoff to the turtle.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/26/2019 8:20:21 AM (No. 106921)
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Also, “Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours,”
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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/26/2019 8:37:29 AM (No. 106935)
Did she have a chinese communist spy as her driver for 20 years? No. That was Nancy Pelosi.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 6/26/2019 8:37:45 AM (No. 106936)
She has served in about 89 cabinets and I have NEVER figured out what she does. (Her IQ does not appear too high). I think her marriage to Mumbles gives her an “In” to the posh DC parties.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: twinkles 6/26/2019 8:44:53 AM (No. 106948)
Can Miss Canter take a peek at Elijah Cummings and his wife and compare the two? Doubt it
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Reply 6 - Posted by: rochow 6/26/2019 9:32:03 AM (No. 107020)
For a person whose family fled communists it's amazing how often she runs over to China. There is also a 'charity' in her husband's name in China to help Chinese kids/or families. Why do they not help American children first? Mrs. Chao is far too friendly with China for my taste. She is privy to a lot of insider information that the Chinese would love to have. Her husband who was poor compared to what he has now AFTER he married her. It all smells to high heaven considering that he is the 8th most powerful man in the country/the world?!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 6/26/2019 10:00:57 AM (No. 107071)
Nepotism never reflects well in politics. It's another reason why we need term limits for all those in elected office.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 6/26/2019 12:30:39 PM (No. 107229)
#3- I believe you mean Dianne Feinstein.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/26/2019 1:11:22 PM (No. 107280)
Soon after she was appointed by Trump, I did some research on her and Turtle. Seems that her family's shipping company is the largest in SE Asia, and it is possible that her Beijing family was used to funnel a huge payoff to Turtle via her family. Thing is, any company that wants to stay successful in China, does the bidding of Beijing. If you don't play ball, all of a sudden they start accusing you of corruption and start the process of dismantling your company. I think McConnell is skating on extremely thin ice right now, and Trump and Turtle know it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/26/2019 3:27:43 PM (No. 107395)
Elaine Chao’s personal connections to China have been known for decades. While I think she was a poor choice by Trump, DC has known of this for years and had ample time to question her about it during her confirmation process in early 2017. Don't act surprised now.
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