June 19, 1997 |
Senate investigators probing campaign finance abuses have found that two Maryland women funneled $25,000 to the Democratic Party in 1996 at the behest of the Macao-based business partner of controversial fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie and were subsequently reimbursed, according to an internal Senate memorandum. Federal election law prohibits reimbursement of campaign contributions and requires disclosure of the actual source of the funds.
April 29, 1997 |
Even though fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie is a central figure in the controversy over tainted--and possibly illegal--donations to President Clinton and the Democratic Party, he remains a member of a White House advisory panel on trade with Pacific nations. Indeed, Trie's role on the 17-member commission is expected to attract as much attention as the panel's recommendations themselves, scheduled for release Wednesday, by the Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.
February 17, 1997 |
The bits and pieces accumulate like the field notes and evidence bags from an unsolved mystery: A cab receipt for a trip from the Chinese Embassy. Footprints left by a far-flung Asian business family that run--among other places--to President Clinton and to an overseas trading company used as a cover for Chinese intelligence operatives.
February 13, 1997 |
A Republican-led House committee investigating Democratic Party fund-raising said Wednesday that four figures in the controversy have refused to cooperate, including former Associate Atty. Gen. Webster Hubbell and former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang. As a result, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, said that the panel has issued subpoenas to the four.
December 17, 1996 |
Officials of President Clinton's legal defense fund said Monday that they returned or rejected more than $600,000 in donations this year because of "significant concerns" about the sources of the money, delivered by a friend of the president from Little Rock, Ark. Some of the checks, turned in at different times by Charles Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, seemed to have identical handwriting, fund officials said Monday.