Notice the Democrat apparatchiks who gladly accept money from anyone, as long as it is green. Influence peddling by millionaires, billionaires and foreign agents. Al Gore was the quintessential perv when it came to accepting foreign cash. In the Temple of Cash affair, Maria Hsia was charged with laundering over $55,000 from the Buddhist temple luncheon for Vice President Al Gore on April 29, 1996. And Harold Ickes a long time Democrat and Gore supporter told Gore that the fund raiser organized by John Huang, would raise $250,000. A pay to play scheme by Asians intent on peddling their money to gain influence in the Clinton administration reelection campaign of 1996. Click here for the players.
“No controlling legal authority.” During the campaign, Gore made 61 fundraising calls from his White House office. According to the Pendleton Act, which was adopted in 1883, it is “unlawful for any person to solicit or receive any contribution … in any [federal government] room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties.” The vice president did not break the law, the report concluded, because there was no evidence that “any individuals called by the vice president were on federal property when they were solicited.”
The above highlights just one example of the Democrats soliciting funds in what we call “pay to play” schemes. Major donors to the Democrats through the years sought influence, by leveraging their bought relationships with them. The Clinton presidency from 1992 started with an executive order (128590) that linked renewal of China’s MFN status with seven human rights conditions, including “preservation of Tibetan indigenous religion and culture” and “access to prisons for international human rights organizations”—Clinton reversed this position a year later.