|Printed from JudicialWatch.org
May 7, 1999
|Contact: Press Office
Democrats And Republicans Fear Implicating Their Big Money Donors Which Paid Bribes To Transfer High Technology To Chinese
Commerce Department Trade Missions Where Many Contacts Were Made With Chinese
(May 7, 1999. Washington, DC) -- While the Cox Report, which was agreed to by all of the Democrats and Republicans on the Congressional Committee, adds knowledge to the facts surrounding Chinagate, its release will show that the Committee did not go far enough in recommending enforcement action against companies that transferred high technology to the Chinese. Many of these companies illegally paid political campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaigns and the Democrat Party to get seats on Commerce Department trade missions to China, and to obtain export licenses and government financing. On the trade missions, Judicial Watch believes U.S. national security interests were compromised.
"The Cox Report does not get deeply into this bribery scheme -- which led to the compromise of U.S. national security -- because many of the companies also donate heavily to the Republican Party. Republicans on the Cox Committee did not want to enmesh many of their donors in the Clinton Chinagate scandal. Judicial Watch, however, is non-partisan and will investigate wrongdoing wherever it is found. Its case against the Commerce Department -- which established the bribery scheme and resulted in the testimony of John Huang -- will proceed in an effort to uncover the unbiased facts, in the interests of the American people. The testimony of Johnny Chung is scheduled for May 13, 1999. Recently, John Huang was deposed on April 13, 15 and May 3, 1999," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman.
Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor.