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Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Elaine Chao’s ‘Family Is Fused Closely to the Chinese Government’

The family of Elaine Chao, former transportation secretary and wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has extensive financial ties to China’s government, Peter Schweizer, author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, noted on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Elaine Chao (C) listens to her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) during her confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. secretary of transportation before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 11, …

Elaine Chao Cited for Misuse of Office by Inspector General

The Transportation Department’s Inspector General made public on Wednesday a report that cites repeated examples of former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao allegedly using her staff and her office to help benefit her family and their business operations and revealed that staff members at the agency had raised ethics concerns.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao depart after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. After today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Melina Mara - …

NYT Confirms Schweizer ‘Secret Empires’ Bombshell on Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell’s China Ties

Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile of [her family’s shipping] company, which benefits handsomely from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing that are at the heart of diplomatic tensions with the United States,” according to a New York Times exposé on Monday that builds off research from Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book ‘Secret Empires.’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Elaine Chao (C) listens to her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) during her confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. secretary of transportation before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 11, …