Secret Empires: China Used Business Deals to Influence Families of McConnell, Biden

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Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Aruna Viswanatha writes that Peter Schweizer’s new book, “Secret Empires,” reports “that China has worked to gain leverage over powerful American politicians by targeting their families with investment opportunities and business deals.”

The author of a book that fueled an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation now is taking aim at two new targets—the families of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” conservative author Peter Schweizer argues that China has worked to gain leverage over powerful American politicians by targeting their families with investment opportunities and business deals, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in business to companies run by the families of Messrs. Biden and McConnell.

Read the rest of the story at the Wall Street Journal.

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