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Five Unnerving Stories About Terry McAuliffe

AMAC Exclusive – by Seamus Brennan

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If recent polling indicates anything about the current state of the Virginia gubernatorial race, it’s that many Virginians don’t need any more reasons to oppose Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe than they already have. Between his covert support for Critical Race Theory, discreet plans to abolish the suburbs, advocacy for abortion-on-demand, and other radical policies, it has become increasingly clear that McAuliffe’s alliance with the far-left wing of his party is, at the very least, alarming to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

But McAuliffe’s utter lack of political appeal does not end there: for decades, Terry McAuliffe has been engaged in a persistent pattern of shady political practices, sketchy business dealings, and strange personal behaviors. Here are just five of the most prominent examples that Virginians should not forget when they head to the ballot box.

McAuliffe Was A Bag Man for the Clinton Money Machine

As the co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign, McAuliffe was involved in several fundraising scandals that led even the Democrat-friendly New York Times to chastise him as “a walking symbol of the wretched excess of the Clinton years.” McAuliffe was reportedly involved in a scheme to allow “major financial supporters be treated to time with President Clinton at breakfasts, lunches, coffees, morning jogs, or golf”—including so-called “overnights” in the Lincoln Bedroom. Some Democrats were appalled by the sale of access to the White House for fundraising purposes. Republican Chairman Dan Burton of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight said the arrangement amounted to selling “access to places like the Lincoln bedroom for political contributions.” In total, Clinton’s team hosted more than 100 “coffees” and 49 “overnights” at the White House, which together raised more than $30 million for Clinton’s reelection efforts.

McAuliffe Helped Chinese Nationals Acquire U.S. Visas in Return for Investments in his Company

Following his unsuccessful first bid for the Governor’s Mansion in 2009, McAuliffe founded GreenTech, an electric car manufacturer through which he would use his political connections to solicit investments from the United States federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Chinese nationals. GreenTech, along with Gulf Coast Funds Management (led by Hillary Clinton’s late brother Anthony Rodham), drew in $7.5 million in investments, which in turn allowed Chinese nationals to secure U.S. visas—a ploy derided as a “visas-for-sale scheme” with potentially grave “national security implications.” McAuliffe and Rodham went on to lobby then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to grant visas to Chinese investors who met the EB-5 threshold of $500,000. A 30-minute film detailing the scandal was released by Citizens United.

McAuliffe Was Investigated by the FBI for Possible Illegal Campaign Contributions & Donated Nearly $500,000 to Disgraced Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s Wife’s Campaign At a Time When McCabe was Investigating McAuliffe Political Patron Hillary Clinton

In 2016, the FBI opened an investigation into whether then-Governor McAuliffe accepted illegal campaign contributions from American companies owned by Wang Wenliang, a Chinese billionaire and politician. Though McAuliffe at first denied ever meeting Wenliang, he later conceded that they had in fact crossed paths: “They say he may have come to the inaugural, not sure. We may have had him over for a cup of coffee with the Secretary of Agriculture,” he said. Wenliang attended a 2013 fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation, for which McAuliffe at one point served on the board of directors, and later donated $2 million to the organization.

Also in 2016, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, McAuliffe’s PAC “gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of” Democrat Jill McCabe, a former candidate for the Virginia state senate and husband of then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, “who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.” This appearance of impropriety led the Justice Department to investigate whether McCabe should have recused himself from the Clinton email server investigation.

McAuliffe Used Insider Connections to Cash Out His Shares of a Company Before It Crashed

When Global Crossing’s stock peaked in 1999—two years after McAuliffe had invested $100,000 in the fiber-optic company—he immediately sold his shares and walked away with an $8 million profit. As PolitiFact put it, “McAuliffe made a fantastic profit through an insider deal that allowed him to buy Global Crossing stock before it was offered to the public.” In 2002, however, the group’s stock plummeted and the company went into bankruptcy, causing more than 3,000 employees to lose their jobs. In a 2013 ad, one former Global Crossing employee said she “lost all [her] severance, lost all the money in [her] 401k,” while another said she “got walked out” and that her “career was over.”

This pattern of unseemly business dealings continued with McAuliffe’s involvement with Telergy, a Syracuse-based company he joined in 1999 as a member of its Board of Directors. According to The Roanoke Times, “[at] McAuliffe’s urging, Global Crossing invested $40 million in Telergy,” for which the firm later paid McAuliffe “$1.2 million for his help in raising money for the company.” Yet, two years later, just weeks after McAuliffe had resigned from the board, Telergy “was forced to lay off 150 employees without giving them any severance pay.” Months later, Telergy was bankrupt.

McAuliffe Left His Wife Behind on the Day of His Child’s Birth—Twice

According to McAuliffe’s 2008 memoir, he left his wife in the hospital as she was giving birth to their daughter Sarah to attend a party thrown by the Washington Post – a move that raises questions among Republicans, Democrats, and feminists. If that decision wasn’t troubling enough, McAuliffe also admitted to leaving his wife and newborn son Justin in the car so he could stop into a fundraising dinner for “maybe fifteen minutes.” “I felt bad for Dorothy,” he wrote, “but it was a million bucks for the Democratic Party.”

By now, many Virginians likely know better than to lend their support to a candidate who has openly established himself as a self-serving and unprincipled political operator who will do or say anything to achieve or maintain political power. Terry McAuliffe’s career is embodied by ‘the swamp’—a truth that is becoming clearer and clearer as his campaign and his image continue to falter.

The McAuliffe campaign and other Democrats are reportedly in a serious state of worry and panic as McAuliffe’s Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin continues to surge in polls. But it is McAuliffe himself—not Youngkin—who may prove to be the campaign’s greatest enemy.

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Glee
1 month ago

Won’t matter a tinker’s dam. The election is rigged and the Dems hold the riggers. McAuliffe may not get elected by the voters, but he is a shoe-in, since election machines can flip votes and election laws are routinely ignored—especially in blue states. It’s funny about Virginia being blue. I lived in that state when I was younger, and it was extremely conservative. Probably still would be if elections were not so corrupt.

Lee
1 month ago

He is obviously a less than reputable person at best. He should not be in any public office but, rather in prison or deported to his favorite country, China where his alliegence truly lies.

John Inskeep
1 month ago

This guy is criminal to the bone ! Liborats will just steal the election though , so what’s the answer ?

MBlanc46
1 month ago

Fortunately, he has (D) after his name, which is all that he needs in VA.

Karen
1 month ago

Another failure in the commie Dem party. Praying for your loss. Wake up Va.

Gen. Patton
1 month ago

Is George Kamberoff the dumbest man on earth? Read his comments below. No wonder he is a Socialist Demorat

Gen. Patton
1 month ago

What a world-class scumbag in every way possible. WAKEUP VIRGINIA

kealoha
1 month ago

No Offense Virginia but how the heck and did he get elected in the first place?
Con artist at his best and bottom line crook at his worst.

Bonda
1 month ago
Reply to  kealoha

DC leaking over into our northern border and Richmond; this state is very red and mad otherwise.

Gloria
1 month ago

Democrats have been destroying this nation for decades – Biden among them. KKK Clan = democrats; Planned Parenthood = democrats. Removing Black fathers from their homes with never-kept promises of caring for their families – democrats. Election fraud above and beyond = democrats; pompous and narcissistic attitudes towards others (lower humans) = democrats.

George Kamburoff
1 month ago

Republicans are trying to take away your healthcare!!
They are lying to you right now.

Gloria
1 month ago

Sorry George, you are as wrong as the year is long. Read the history of the democrat party. Raising taxes, keeping the poor even poorer and getting the rich richer (think Rockefeller’s in this time and place holding 86% of the money in one way or another). Murdering with impunity babies, before and during birth. Murdering those they just don’t like and getting away with it (suicide?) Think Clintons. Just think and research and save your soul man!!!

George Kamburoff
1 month ago

The Democrats gave us Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Medicare and the other benefits. Why are you letting yourselves be FOOLED by these hateful conservatives?

Gloria
1 month ago

You think that’s because they like us and want to help? Or because they want to OWN US? Read Communist Manifesto and read about Saul Alinsky. Oh by the way, he dedicated his book to Lucifer and hoped he’d go to hell – if there was such a place. I dare say, he is finding out. Start praying you don’t have to meet him.

Grammy
1 month ago

Democrats also voted to tax our SS. BIDEN was very vocal on that subject. He voted twice, once to implement the tax and again to increase it. Dems are the tax and spend party. Always have been.

Grammy
1 month ago
Reply to  Grammy

I might also add that the Democrats were the ones who started spending SS funds for other govt. expenses. That was Lyndon Blaines Johnson.
What the Democrats giveth you, they also taketh away.

Jody
1 month ago

The only hate I see is coming from the intolerant left.

Doug
1 month ago

“unnerving stories”…..yes they are yet more stories spewed by democrats. Clearly written as a democrat propaganda hit piece. LOL!

Gloria
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug

LOL. Propaganda hit piece? You writing a comedy? Democrats are known for things like this. George Soros is one of their big suppliers, Clinton foundation; movie moguls.

Jeff
1 month ago

The one who pressured the DHS employees to approve the GreenTech Center was Mayorkas. I have copies somewhere of their internal memos. We sued GreenTech for infringing on our technology we developed with China.

Ojay
1 month ago

Has the Clintonista and his supporting Bolshevik main stream media started using the Hillary Russia lie yet about his opponent or is that only good once ? Guess we will see how many Bolshevik voters live in Virginia.

George Kamburoff
1 month ago
Reply to  Ojay

Helsinki press conference
REPORTER (Jeff Mason from Reuters): President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?
PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the US/Russia relationship back to normal.

Bob Ewalt
1 month ago

Copy editing needed. Napolitano was not Secretary of DHS, which didn’t exist then. The Chinese billionaire’s family name is Wang.

Crazy Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Ewalt

DHS was created in March, 2003. Janet Napolitano was indeed its secretary during that time (post 2009).

Patty Hanson
1 month ago

There will always be those voters who will not choose to become informed about the facts prior to casting their vote. They just go down their ballot looking for and marking all of the “D’s”.

Barbara
1 month ago
Reply to  Patty Hanson

So very true.

Gloria
1 month ago
Reply to  Patty Hanson

Pretty much.

Alphia Hardin
1 month ago

Across the U.S.A., we have watched as Virginians have been abused by lawless, shady Democrats, and this guy is one of the worse bullies. Why would anyone vote to elect a known crook and bully? If they don’t want the mistreatment to continue — or worsen — they will wise up and dump this guy.

Connie P.
1 month ago
Reply to  Alphia Hardin

It’s the huge liberal Northern Virginia vote, together with “finding ballots” (always for the Democrats) that have put the Democrats in power in Virginia. Most of the state (area wise) is conservative.

Gloria
1 month ago
Reply to  Connie P.

Let’s pray the bully democrats get foiled. There is a huge group of parents being called “terriorists” because they are speaking up about the CRT being pushed onto their kids. McAlluiffe is saying they should stay out of it and let the school decide what to teach their kids.The fighting moms are putting myriads of people as poll watchers and election officials. If those who can, do, and we who pray storming heaven and the angels, do too. Speak those things that are not as those they are. Fairfax County beware, your controlling days may be at an end.

Jesse Tiede
1 month ago

The guy’s a snake, and always will be…

Gloria
1 month ago

Will these facts / past history be available to ALL PEOPLE who will be voting? Perhaps if the voters know what the people they are choosing from have done in the past, they might vote more intelligently. We can hope!

Halstead
1 month ago

Let the games begin.

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