Check this juicy tidbit from Politico a couple days ago:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, received a personal gift from a family member worth between $5 million and $25 million, according to his annual financial disclosure report, which was released on Friday morning.
The gift came from Chao’s father, Dr. James S.C. Chao, a wealthy Chinese-born businessman, and it boosted McConnell’s personal worth from a minimum of $3 million in 2007 to more than $7 million.
“That was a gift from Secretary Chao’s father in April 2008 to the Senator and the Secretary, in memory of her mother, who passed away in August 2007,” said Don Stewart, McConnell’s spokesman. Ruth Mulan Chu was a historian.
Isn’t that cute? A “gift” worth up to $25 MILLION. A gift. Like it’s no big deal. From her shipping magnate father who is partners with the Chinese dictatorship.
How is it this is being ignored by the mainstream media?
To think you wonder why we think Mitch McConnell is the master of not just obstruction but corruption.
Bet Mitch is glad he didn’t put this on his personal financial disclosure until after the 2008 U.S. Senate election. Since he probably used that up to $25 million as collateral for his fancy $2 million loan his campaign got just ten days before the election, we guess you could say Mitch McConnell’s campaign victory really was financed by… get this… his RED CHINESE shipping magnate father-in-law and his dictator business partner.