Corruption in the US: Mitch McConnell’s In-Laws Bought 10 Massive Ships from the Chinese Government Since His Wife Elaine Chao Became Transportation Secretary

Corruption in the US: Mitch McConnell’s In-Laws Bought 10 Massive Ships from the Chinese Government Since His Wife Elaine Chao Became Transportation Secretary, by Peter Schwiezer.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) in-laws have ordered 10 massive cargo ships from the Chinese government since the senator’s wife Elaine Chao became Secretary of Transportation. …

In 2008, [ Sec. Elaine Chao’s father and Sen. McConnell’s father-in-law James S.C. Chao] gave a $5 million-$25 million “gift” to Sen. McConnell, more than tripling his net worth. …

Despite increasing threats of a trade war between the Trump Administration and the Chinese government, the Chao family’s ties to the Chinese government do not seem to have cooled. To the contrary, as the 10-ship order suggests, they have accelerated. …

The Chao’s Chinese counterparties are often closely aligned with China’s foreign policy elite. …

Under current federal disclosure laws, which do not apply to adult relatives, Secretary Chao and Senator McConnell are not required to report their family’s dealings with a major foreign military contractor. Secretary Chao is known to be extremely close with her father, who claims that she calls him nightly and involves him in official administration events “as often as she can.”

Marvelous. How much are US policy and world affairs influenced by first order corruption like this? It is often noted that most US Senators gain wealth faster than their salaries would allow. It’s a bipartisan swamp. The media is complicit, because they do not reveal it.

One of the arguments in favor of Trump was that he was wealthy enough to be unbribable, unlike the Clintons.

Whatever happened to honesty and public service? Nowadays so many politicians get paid for … what exactly?

How rich is Tony Blair, one of the most famous British politicians? Currently, it has been estimated that Tony Blair’s net worth reaches the total sum of $60 million.

hat-tip Charles