Shady deals and scandal constantly surround the Clintons.
There is one Chinese businessman at the heart of one of the notorious Clinton scandals.
And he admits he is living in fear for his life.
Johnny Chung was the Chinese businessman who admitted to playing a central role in illegally funneling campaign contributions from Chinese officials into Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
His confession came to light because he filmed a video detailing his role.
Chung recorded the video as an insurance policy because he lived in fear for his life.
The Daily Mail reports:
A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an ‘insurance policy’ – because he feared being murdered.
In footage provided exclusively to DailyMail.com, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election bid.
The Chinese-American Clinton fundraiser recorded the ‘elaborate videotaped testimony’ while in hiding in 2000.
He smuggled it to trusted friends and family with instructions to release it to the media in the event of his untimely death because he believed he was at risk of being assassinated.
Chung is believed to still be alive and living in China.
The video was obtained by author and historian David Wead for his new book Game of Thorns, which traces Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 campaign and the Chinese government’s long-running operation to buy political influence in Washington.
The fundraising scandal surrounding Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign was just one of many scandals that haunted Clinton during his time in office.
Chinese officials – including at least one General – were illegally contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Clinton’s re-election campaign by passing the money through American donors.
Chung admits to routing $300,000 in illegal contributions from Chinese officials to the Democrat National Committee.
He also handed over a $50,000 check to Maggie Williams – who was Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff.
Chung filmed the video after he claims someone connected to the FBI told him he stood a better chance of surviving if he went public.
In the video, Chung describes how Democrats pressured him to stay quiet and not testify.
The Daily Mail also reports:
According to Wead’s book Game of Thorns, Chung was persuaded to film the ‘insurance’ video by a former government official who visited him while he was in hiding and told him that his “odds of survival actually increased by going public.”
Chung “received a friendly visit from a retired government official, friendly with the FBI, who perhaps felt guilty about the treatment Chung had been given after agreeing to come forward and tell the truth,” reported Wead.
“And so, with assistance from the former government official, Johnny Chung produced an elaborate videotaped testimony that was secreted to friends and family to be forwarded to the media in the case of his death.”
Chung described on the tape how Democrats on the House Committee on Government Reform tried to dissuade him from testifying publicly before the committee by sending his attorney a letter telling him he could plead the Fifth Amendment.