IndependentSentinel by S Noble --
Chinagate is back in the news because of a new book and a secret tape
made by one of the main actors in the scandal. Chinagate was a Clinton
campaign finance scandal and Chinese influence operation.
The “Chinagate” fundraising scandal plagued the 1996 Bill Clinton-Al
Gore campaign. Chinagate aka Commercegate is the most serious scandal in
U.S. history. It involves the transfer of America’s most sensitive
technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite
technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in
contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the
Democratic National Committee.
The scandal included an apparent scheme by the Clinton administration
to sell seats on taxpayer-funded trade missions in exchange for
campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign.