Collusion? What about Chinagate and Ted Kennedy’s outreach to the USSR?

Collusion? What about Chinagate and Ted Kennedy’s outreach to the USSR?

[Ed. – What about them indeed? Both incidents occurred in an era when the mainstream media’s standards were comparatively higher — when they were willing to report the news at all.]

During President Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign for re-election, several individuals allegedly worked on behalf of the Chinese government to influence the presidential election in favor of Clinton.

“Chinagate” began when the Los Angeles Times reported, a couple months before the ’96 election. …

“The Democratic National Committee has returned a $250,000 contribution from a recently established subsidiary of a South Korean electronics company because it violated a ban on donations from foreign nationals in U.S. elections, a party spokesman said Friday. …

“David Eichenbaum, DNC communications director … said that the DNC fund-raiser who was responsible for the contribution was under the impression, erroneously as it turned out, that it fulfilled the legal qualifications. He said it was unclear whether the fund-raiser was misled or there had been a misunderstanding.”

DNC did the standard “Oops, we made a boo-boo, here’s your money back, it’s all OK now” dog and pony show. That worked for a while. But a few months later, on Feb. 13, 1997, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Brian Duffy reported. …

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