A video of a Chinese fundraiser for the Clinton campaign in the 90's-- made as insurance against being assassinated -- has surfaced (video below).
The Daily Mail reports that in the video, Johnny Chung details how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials into former President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Chung allegedly made the video as insurance against his assassination, with instructions for the video to be released to the public should he be found dead.
Chung is believed to still be alive and living in China, but he or someone with access to the video felt it was time to go public.
The video was obtained by author and historian Doug Wead, who is writing a book on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential bid and the Chinese government's long-running operation to buy political influence with the Clintons.
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In the video, Chung describes how he feared for his life after he went public in 1996, admitting that he had illegally funneled money to the Clinton campaign in a scandal that became known as "Chinagate."
He claims that Democrats pressured him to stay silent through contacts at the DNC. He also says that his FBI protection, which was issued by a federal judge, was oddly called off -- not by the judge, but by the Department of Justice under Clinton.
There have reportedly been three attempts on Chung's life, all of which were foiled by his FBI handlers. In addition, Chung feared ending up like Ron Brown, Bill Clinton's Secretary of Commerce, who is believed to have sold seats to corporations on Clinton administration trade missions to China. Brown was killed in a mysterious plane crash in Croatia in 1996. Some have speculated that Brown was preparing to go public with information on the illegal Chinese campaign contributions before his death.
News of the video surfacing quickly went viral online, with responses highly polarized. One Facebook user wrote: "Wouldn't surprise me ... Hilary Clinton in the last year or so to the run up to her election knew an individual who mysteriously died, who knew things about her that could have been leaked, and strangely enough this guys coroner died of mysterious circumstances. Conincidence? I think not. Clintons = evil."
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Another added: "I love how Trump supporters are furious that Clinton may have accepted campaign donations over the legal limits but couldn't care less about investigating that the current president may have gotten campaign contributions from Vladimir f'n Putin."
Chung is not the only Chinese fundraiser to be ensnared into the Chinagate scandal. Billionaire NG Lap Seng is accused of illegally funneling $1 million into Bill Clinton's re-election campaign. The UN official who allegedly accepted the bribe, John Ashe, was killed by a barbell while working out at the gym last year.
In his book on the Clintons, Wead reports that the New York FBI office wanted to investigate Seng's activities, but the Justice Department under former President Barack Obama's administration shut them down.