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BACKSTORY BOMBSHELL: DNC'S MCAULIFFE IN ON CHANG/TORRICELLI'S SOUTH KOREA INSURANCE DEAL
POLITICAL MONEY MONITOR ^ | 4/28/00

Posted on 09/26/2002 7:51:17 PM PDT by Liz

Big Donor Under House Arrest for 1996 Irregularities

David Chang, an international businessman, is one of the Democratic Party's biggest donors. He visited with President Bill Clinton at the White House on several occasions and claims to have eaten pizza with the President in South Korea. On April 13, David Chang was placed under 24-hour house arrest for allegedly coercing a former employee to lie about the methods in which he made campaign contributions.

Chang is a target of the U.S. Department of Justice's Campaign Financing Task Force. His house arrest stems from taped conversations made by federal investigators between fired Chang employee Chris Kim and Chang in which Kim was reportedly asked to lie to federal authorities about Chang's alleged laundering of $80,000 in South Korea. At the time, Chang was free on $500,000 bail after being charged with making illegal campaign contributions to Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) in 1996.

A letter from the Justice Department released in mid-April states the government has evidence that Chang "received and/or solicited" help from Senator Torricelli on four matters. These matters are helping to unfreeze Chang's assets in North Korea, helping him purchase a South Korean insurance company, writing college recommendations for relatives and making introductions for him with foreign dignitaries.

Torricelli's office admits to helping try to unfreeze Chang's North Korean assets, but reports it was unsuccessful. Chang received bipartisan support in his attempt to buy the Korea Life Insurance Company as well as seeking Torricelli's assistance, but that also failed. On a trip to South Korea last September during negotiations on the sale, Chang was accompanied by President Clinton's chief fundraiser Terrence McAuliffe.

Regarding charges that Chang funneled $23,000 to Torricelli's 1996 Senate campaign, three people have already pled guilty to the illegal activity and one has fled the country. Chang passed money to members of the Bergen County (NJ) Democratic Party leadership which then reimbursed others for their donations to the Torricelli campaign.

Torricelli's initial response was to speculate that every member of Congress gets donations from such "straw donors," and that "people have to learn to take these laws seriously." He denies knowledge of any illegal contributions.


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1 posted on 09/26/2002 7:51:18 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Mudboy Slim; Libloather
McAuliffe in the thick of dirty deal.............again.
2 posted on 09/26/2002 7:52:30 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Popping corks!
3 posted on 09/26/2002 7:53:41 PM PDT by Registered
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To: Registered
Just how big a crook would you say McAwful is?
4 posted on 09/26/2002 7:54:05 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Hmmmm, that judge's ruling might help explain yesterday's "Pink Tie Rant." That's the closest they can come now to bombing aspirin factories and camels.
5 posted on 09/26/2002 7:54:32 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Liz
B-I-G!
6 posted on 09/26/2002 7:56:09 PM PDT by shiva
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To: shiva
bttt
7 posted on 09/26/2002 7:59:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Liz; Howlin; monkeyshine; Brytani
ka--f'ing--boom

close the borders and don't let the clintongs leave the country... and WHERE the hell is J. Satan Carville?

Damn... I'm gettin' the beer...
8 posted on 09/26/2002 8:02:34 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Registered
case of coors... just came out of the fridge...

what else good can happen this week?

NOW I want to know... JUST who are the folks at justice, nsc and such that "helped" torch's buddies too... Still working? Bet that is ONE big reason why the dems don't want bush to transfer folks to the new dept, with the power to PURGE it of the dirty rats....

Whistleblowers will scream like stuck pigs when they get axed... damned if my vision isn't getting better by the moment.

9 posted on 09/26/2002 8:05:58 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Liz; Joe Brower; Howlin; Miss Marple; JohnHuang2; LadyX; StarFan; YaYa123; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...
FYI.....wherever there is sleaze....McAwful is connected.....BUMP
10 posted on 09/26/2002 8:06:00 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: Liz
I would say Bush's corporate scandal squad, is laughing their arses off as they read us celebrating about this new plate of red-f'ing-meat!

The dems want corporate fraud stopped... just look at the piles of crap in their front yard...
11 posted on 09/26/2002 8:07:56 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Liz
Don't count on anything happening to McAuliffe or anyone else connected to Clinton when it comes to illegal activity. I don't know why, I don't know how but any associated with Clinton or the DNC is so protected they could literally murder people and noone would blink an eye.
12 posted on 09/26/2002 8:09:24 PM PDT by Brytani
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To: Liz; Landru; Libloather; JohnHuang2; Bryan; Alamo-Girl; rintense; Snow Bunny; FallGuy
Gimme a break...this is gettin' too FReepin' EASY!!!

LOL...MUD

13 posted on 09/26/2002 8:09:31 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JulieRNR21
no kidding julie...

time for a little "premature" celebration... the SENATE is looking so much brighter to me... no wonder little tommie d crapped his trousers tuesday!

gettin another coors (lite of course!)
14 posted on 09/26/2002 8:10:17 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: JulieRNR21
Thanks for the bump! And to think he is running McBride's campaign against Jeb!

Would love to see his hide nailed!
15 posted on 09/26/2002 8:11:16 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Mudboy Slim
BOOM! Someone send this off to O'Reilly, Hannity and Rush!
16 posted on 09/26/2002 8:12:36 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Robert_Paulson2; sultan88; sonofliberty2; Bob J; ALOHA RONNIE; rightwing2
"...what else good can happen this week?"

Be patient, my boy, it's only Thursday and Righteousness Is On A FReepin' Roll!!

Who knows what miracles may befall us by Sunday evening...MUD

17 posted on 09/26/2002 8:13:07 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Diddle E. Squat
will OTHER dems get fingered by links to this "bombshell" dump? Will the enablers in the bureaucracy expose other "participants" as this story has both LEGS and a mouth...

there might be further meltdown tonight.... I would love to be a fly on a few office walls tonight.

18 posted on 09/26/2002 8:15:07 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Mudboy Slim
So true, Mud! Thanks for the heads up!
19 posted on 09/26/2002 8:16:20 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Robert_Paulson2
bttt
20 posted on 09/26/2002 8:18:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Robert_Paulson2; M. Thatcher; holdonnow; poet; Landru
"...there might be further meltdown tonight"

LOL...sure, but we mustn't focus on the day-to-day progress of our relentless "Jihad fer Justice"(tm)...MUD

21 posted on 09/26/2002 8:19:17 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JulieRNR21
You got that right.
22 posted on 09/26/2002 8:19:50 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Little Tommy's being embraced by Tori in a recent campaign rally. Great evidence if Tommy ever has the audacity to run for prez.
23 posted on 09/26/2002 8:22:27 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Robert_Paulson2
gettin another coors (lite of course!)

Well I'll celebrate with kisses (chocolate, of course!)....

24 posted on 09/26/2002 8:23:30 PM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: Mudboy Slim
Sorry 'bout that. Not our fault if the Dems are so mucking greedy and dumb and not afraid to flaunt it............
25 posted on 09/26/2002 8:24:27 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Brytani
That was true in the Feelgood-Clinton-Anything-Goes bubble years. It's a new day. What with corporate swindling, we are discovering the US does have laws.
26 posted on 09/26/2002 8:27:03 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Mudboy Slim
.....it's only Thursday and Righteousness Is On A FReepin' Roll!! Who knows what miracles may befall us by Sunday evening....

Gosh, by then, Torricelli could even be in jail (grin).

27 posted on 09/26/2002 8:28:44 PM PDT by Liz
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To: shiva
H-U-G-E.
28 posted on 09/26/2002 8:29:34 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
"Little Tommy's being embraced by Tori..."

I assume Tori's Dasshole's wife...MUD

29 posted on 09/26/2002 8:30:02 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Liz
Just how big a crook would you say McAwful is?

Ok, it's late and my brain shut down hours ago. However, I'd say he makes Ma Barker, Jesse James, and Al Capone look like pikers!

30 posted on 09/26/2002 8:34:14 PM PDT by BillaryBeGone
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To: PhiKapMom
This is just too good. Nice to end the day with red RAT meat...bring it on!
31 posted on 09/26/2002 8:36:09 PM PDT by Wait4Truth
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To: Mudboy Slim
LOL....yeah, the Mister and the Missus........LOL
32 posted on 09/26/2002 8:40:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: BillaryBeGone
I'll buy that.
33 posted on 09/26/2002 8:40:52 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Robert_Paulson2
.....close the borders and don't let the clintongs leave the country...

Darn right.

...and WHERE the hell is J. Satan Carville? .....

Good question.

34 posted on 09/26/2002 8:44:05 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Have you seen wnbc.com channel 4 news, May 22,23 2002? There is a lot more there. According to the court papers "Torricelli attempted to use his position as U.S. senator to personally enrich himself by demanding Chang pay him a $10 million commission if the deal (South Korean insurance company sale) went through, which it ultimately did not."

Would McAuliffe have stayed at our embassy in Seoul on this trip or have used the embassy to receive and/or entertain the people Chang was doing business with? A $10 million commission to Torricelli indicates a great deal more for McAuliffe and Clinton or Clinton's campaign fund, worth using our embassy for. Imagine embassy websites and guest lists for the Clinton years might be unavailable. Maybe elsewhere.

I doubt that any of this will influence the voters in New Jersey. Newark, Paterson, Trenton, etc., have large muslim populations; they danced in the streets and tossed candy to children, as the smoke from the towers filled the skies. News videos were heavily edited here, but not in Europe and S.America. But hey, the joys of diversity, and they're very loyal democrats, even those here illegally.



35 posted on 09/26/2002 8:45:23 PM PDT by Barset
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Timne to clean out the Clintons' - both of 'em - stinking Augean stables.
36 posted on 09/26/2002 8:46:31 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Did you read the letter about Chang they released tonight?
37 posted on 09/26/2002 8:52:12 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Liz
Ain't nothing going to happen here.
38 posted on 09/26/2002 8:52:34 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: Howlin
Yes, I read it. No wonder Torch didn't want it to be released.
39 posted on 09/26/2002 8:53:41 PM PDT by Liz
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To: StarFan; OldFriend; Black Agnes
........ping..............
40 posted on 09/26/2002 8:55:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Dog; Dog Gone; ken5050; rohry; nycgal; Mitzi; knoxienne; mhking
..............ping................
41 posted on 09/26/2002 8:59:00 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
bttt
42 posted on 09/26/2002 8:59:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Registered
Too bad we don't have a pic of McAwful and the Torch in a loving embrace!

Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., right, greets Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., during a union rally to support Torricelli's re-election bid in Trenton, N.J., Monday, Sept. 23, 2002. Morton Bahr, president of the Communications Workers of America, applauds at left. President Bush was also in Trenton raising funds for Torricelli's Republican opponent.(AP Photo/Mike Derer)

43 posted on 09/26/2002 9:00:01 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: Liz
I disagree, look at recent events. The DNC has been fined 750k for accepting illegal contributions from China for Clinton and Gore yet no fines were levied against either of those two. We all know the head of DNC fundraising, McAuliffe, handled these fund raising activities (hell he was in Korea with Chung!!!) yet nothing, not a word against him.

Now we have the Torch, sitting pretty in the Senate while another dem, who happens to go against his party line is in prison for the EXACT same crime Torch committed. All so that Daschle can keep holding this country hostage.

When and if I see Clinton (any clinton for that matter) McAuliffe or Gore indicted I'll eat my hat. Until then, I still believe they are protected, completely.
44 posted on 09/26/2002 9:01:23 PM PDT by Brytani
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To: BigWaveBetty
Nice "Caption This" pic.

My caption: The Wimp and the Pimp.

45 posted on 09/26/2002 9:02:13 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Cacique; firebrand; rmlew; Dutchy; StarFan; nutmeg; RaceBannon; Coleus; Exit148; ELS; OldFriend; ...
Geee, I'm soooo surprised ping!
46 posted on 09/26/2002 9:03:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Liz
OOP, I pinged before I saw your ping. Thanks for the ping!
47 posted on 09/26/2002 9:05:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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What a marvelous way to end the day.... very enjoyable thread.

It's nice not to go to bed all "riled up", peeved about the dirty pols getting away with their dirty deeds.

This is one birthday that I can remember as being a good one for politics here in NJ! Yippee!
48 posted on 09/26/2002 9:06:30 PM PDT by GirlShortstop
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To: Brytani
Sure, nothing will happen if people lay back and lament that nothing will happen. Just get up off your duff and do something about it.
49 posted on 09/26/2002 9:08:38 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
laws and balls...
we had the former... and are growing the latter.
50 posted on 09/26/2002 9:11:21 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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