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 For Immediate Release
Oct 27, 1999 Contact: Press Office


Chung's Speech to Anti-Corruption Group Offers New Evidence in Chinagate

Judicial Watch Speech Scheduled for C-Span on Saturday, October 30 9:45 p.m. EST and Sunday, October 31, at 12:45 a.m EST

(Washington, D.C.) Johnny Chung, a former funding source for Bill and Hillary Clinton's political campaigns, spoke last weekend to Judicial Watch, a not-for-profit law firm that exposes and prosecutes government corruption. Judicial Watch also gave Chung special recognition for his courage in coming forward. The speech was part of Judicial Watch's 5th Anniversary Celebration in Pasadena, California on October 23, 1999. Among the highlights of Chung's speech:

Chung detailed how an employee of Hughes Aerospace admitted to him in China that the reason Hughes had turned over sensitive missile data to the Chinese communists after a Chinese rocket had failed was that that was the only way Hughes could get insurance money for its losses.

Chung asked why banking records he had turned over to the Clinton Justice Department showing funds transfers from the Chinese military to his bank accounts were never turned over to Congress. Chung later sent some of these funds to Clinton's political campaign operation at the DNC.

Chung recounted how he, at the urging of and in the presence of DNC official Richard Sullivan [who is now reported to be working for Al Gore] and another Democratic fundraiser wrote checks totaling $25,000 for straw donors for President Clinton's 1996 campaign.

Chung recounted how former DNC Chairman Don Fowler was perfectly aware that his associates were related to the Chinese military. Chung also implicated Terence McAuliffe in the Chinagate scandal.

In response to a recent fundraising solicitation from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chung said, "Been there, done that, not again."

Chung praised Larry Klayman and Judicial Watch as being seekers of the truth and questioned why only "givers" in the campaign fundraising scandal have been prosecuted and not upper-level "givees" in the Clinton White House and DNC.

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