WASHINGTON – The Democrats asked the best information committees and judges of the House and Seanad on the F.B.I. Open investigations into Chinese-American women suspected of having access to sell access to President Trump and his administration.
In a letter to the directors of national information, the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, the Democrats said that recent public reports about the woman, Cindy Yang, raised “serious anti-poetry concerns” regarding access by Mr Trump, Mar-a-Lago, to Florida's estate, as well as materials. Criminal concerns about possible human trafficking violations and campaign finance.
[Read the letter to the intelligence chiefs.]
They also asked for access to any information already collected by the agencies about Ms Yang's contacts with Trump administrative officers, security procedures around Mar-a-Lago and whether Ms Yang or her client violated any lobbying laws. t
“While Ms Yang's activities may only be the activities of unscrupulous actors who are alleged to be selling access to politicians to make profits, her actions may allow hostile governments or their agents to access these. same politicians to get potential material for blackmail or other more stringent purposes “The Democrats wrote in the letter, dated 15 March.
Senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Dianne Feinstein from California, the top Democrats of the Seanad Information and Judiciary committees signed the letter to the information officers; and Representatives Adam B. Schiff from California and Jerrold Nadler from New York, chairmen of the Information and House Judges committees.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi from California and Senator Chuck Schumer from New York, the Democratic leader, added their collective weighting to the request, adding “very worrying”.
Speakers of the law enforcement and information agencies did not speak immediately about requests for traffic. Ms. Lawyer has not sent a solicitor. Yang, Evan W. Turk, call missing looking.
Ms. Yang, 45, recently paid attention to last year's week as a former massage parlor owner in Florida, where Robert Kraft, owner of Patriots New England, was arrested in prostitution and trafficking in people last month.
The authorities did not charge Ms. Yang in that case, but her other businesses have drawn scrutiny since then.
In one case, she started a company, GY US Investments, which promised rich Chinese clients to find American politicians, the White House and “V.I.P. activities at Mar-a-Lago. ”
The Irish Times reported on Sunday that Ms. Yang, money collected by previous Republicans, Last year the Republican Committee had given more than $ 50,000 to a Republican National Committee event to build their picture with Mr Trump at an event in Mar-a-Lago. The photograph was subsequently placed on the company's website.
The contributions she put together for the occasion included some unusual subscriptions, including $ 5,400 checks from a 25-year-old woman who gives faces in a beautiful school and a woman who said she was working as a receptionist. at a massage parlor owned by Ms. husband. The receptionist told the Irish Times that Ms Yang helped her fill out the check, but said she did not want to say whether Ms Yang had reimbursed her for the donation. It is illegal to refund a political refund to someone.
Miss Yang, a Chinese immigrant, also participated in groups attached to the Chinese government and the Communist Party. For example, in 2016 she joined the Florida Society of Unification of China, a group that puts Taiwan back to mainland China control which is part of a global network overseen by the United Work Party of the Communist Party of China to help government policies. to promote. She joined the Florida chapter of the Chinese Science and Technology Association, a group affiliated with Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
The letter is where the Democratic Party in the House has begun to sketch out extensive investigations into potential foreign impact operations targeting Mr Trump and his colleagues.