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Schweizer: Media and GOP Refuse to Investigate McConnell and Chao Family Ties to China

Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, brother-in-law to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to lead the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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Peter Schweizer: McConnell and Chao Must Address Their Financial Ties with ‘Rival Power’ China

Peter Schweizer, bestselling author of “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends” spoke with Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour about the latest developments in the scandal involving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s deep financial ties to the U.S. strategic rival China.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, wave to supporters as they celebrate his re-election win over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Former Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos Defends Clinton

Journalists are supposed to ask tough questions. On Sunday morning’s edition of ABC News’ This Week, however, host George Stephanopoulos pursued Clinton Cash author (and Breitbart News editor) Peter Schweizer with a vehemence that suggested he had reverted to his 1990s incarnation as a spokesman for the Clinton administration. Stephanopoulos looked past the Clintons’ glaring conflicts of interest and focused narrowly on whether the book met a criminal standard of proof.

Clinton Stephanopoulos (Eric Draper / White House Photo Office)