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 For Immediate Release
Mar 23, 1999 Contact: Press Office


Bob Woodward Reported He Passed Classified National Security Materials To Chinese Communists

Huang Remains The Key To Illegal Fundraising and Espionage Chinagate Scandals

(Washington, March 23) While others talk about Chinagate, Judicial Watch, the group that uncovered John Huang, sparked the Chinagate scandal, and which is pursuing 5 lawsuits to uncover the full truth about it, has subpoenaed John Huang for deposition on April 13, 1999. Huang, who ran from U.S. Marshals prior to his first deposition, creating a media frenzy just two weeks before the 1996 elections, was ordered to reappear in rulings issued by the Court on December 22, 1998 (see In its orders, the Court noted that at the time of his first deposition, Huang had not produced his diaries, which have since also been ordered to be produced and are available on Judicial Watch's Internet site at The Court also found Huang's initial testimony to not be credible.

Huang's attorneys have moved for reconsideration, but they have little to no chance of success under the circumstances. If the Court does not rule on this motion before April 13, Judicial Watch will renotice the deposition to accommodate the Court. In addition, Judicial Watch is willing to reschedule the deposition slightly, if counsel is not available on that particular day.

"Nevertheless, Judicial Watch is proceeding with all due speed given the gravity of the scandal. Who would have thought that a public interest group would be the only investigators to depose John Huang? This tells us something about the various Congressional ‘investigations,’ and Clinton Justice Department ‘probes’ into Chinagate. Unfortunately, the mainstream media continue to give undue credence to them, and undervalue the work of Judicial Watch -- because it does not have an ‘official mantle’ of government. Judicial Watch has a more important mantle, however: that of the American people," declared Larry Klayman, Chairman and General Counsel.

See selected clips from prior deposition of John Huang from the Fox News special: "John Huang: In his own words" at

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