January 6, 1999
Ken Starr's "Referral," which formed the basis of the
impeachment of Bill Clinton, was shocking, but the new book called
"Year of the Rat" is even more shocking. It is 275 pages of detailed
evidence that Bill Clinton sold out America's national security to
Communist China in return for campaign cash.
This book describes
Clinton's actions as bribery, an identifiable "high crime" that calls
for removal from office. The obstruction of justice resolution sent to
the Senate is broad enough to include Clinton's massive cover-up of
this bribery and to dispose completely of the whining complaint that
Clinton's impeachment is "just about sex."
"Year of the Rat" was
written by two Republican Capitol Hill staffers with extensive
investigative experience in the fields of China, national security, and
international financial crimes. The book presents a picture of
bribery, extortion and obstruction of justice, and is copiously
documented with more than 600 footnotes from public information,
recently declassified documents, and personal interviews.
Kerrey (D-NE) and then-Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) must have
been completely mystified as to how they could have been defeated for
the 1992 Democratic Presidential nomination by the Governor of a
southern state who carried so much baggage of lifestyle and financial
misbehavior. Now we know the reason. At a crucial point in the spring
of 1992, Clinton's faltering campaign received a multi-million dollar
transfusion from an Arkansas bank.
It turned out that the Arkansas
bank was controlled by the Riady family of Indonesia. Then, a rush of
illegal Riady money in the fall of 1992 was targeted to the key states
vital to Clinton's election.
Clinton was elected President both in
1992 and in 1996 with large sums of illegal foreign cash. Nearly $5
million in political donations to the 1992 and 1996 Clinton campaigns
came from the Riadys.
A Chinese banking family based in Indonesia,
the Riadys have some $5 billion of business investments closely
interlocked with the Chinese government, the Chinese Communist Party,
and Chinese military intelligence. When the Riadys wanted property on
Wangfujing Street, the most valuable commercial block in central
Beijing, they were powerful enough to get Beijing to break China's
lease with McDonalds and move America's profitable fast-food outlet to
an inferior location.
Obstruction of justice explains the payment of
hush money to Clinton crony Webb Hubbell. In June 1994, as Ken Starr
was closing in on the then-broke Hubbell, he suddenly received $100,000
from the Riadys and possibly a similar amount from a Macau criminal
syndicate figure who came through the San Francisco airport carrying
$175,000 in cash, as he headed for the White House and a Democratic
Clinton paid off the Riadys by giving their man in America,
John Huang, a key job in the Commerce Department with Top Secret
clearance. This gave Huang access to extremely sensitive CIA
information of great value to the Riadys and to their associates in
After the Republicans captured Congress in
1994, a worried Clinton turned to Dick Morris for political advice.
Morris laid out a plan to run a television blitz in key states, but
that required lots of money.
Clinton moved John Huang, with his
security clearance intact, to the Democratic National Committee in
order to strut his skills as a fundraiser. In nine months, Huang
raised $2,660,000 for Clinton's television campaign, most of which the
DNC later had to return as illegal -- after Clinton was reelected in
The illegal Chinese contributions to the Democratic Party and
the Clinton-Gore campaign came mostly from illicit activities,
including prostitution and drug trafficking. In return, Clinton used
the White House as a visitor's center for agents of the Chinese army,
the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese criminal syndicates, and Chinese
generals from the Tiananmen Square massacre.
fundraiser and friend of Clinton, Johnny Chung, was convicted last
month of funneling political contributions from a Chinese military
officer to the Democrats. A hundred potential witnesses of Chinagate
have either taken the Fifth Amendment or fled the country.
the number-one contributor to the 1995-1996 Clinton-Gore re-election
cycle, Bernard Schwartz of Loral Space Systems, turned out to be
interested in China, too. Schwartz went from a $12,500 contributor in
the 1991-1992 cycle to a $2.2 million contributor.
Administration gave Loral the export licenses it wanted in order to
have the Chinese launch its satellites. The result is that China
acquired U.S. technology that has enabled China to target its missiles
against us more accurately.
When the Chinagate scandal started to
break into the news, Clinton's response on March 10, 1997 was just as
tricky, legalistic and evasive as his more famous Monica denials: "I
don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed
government policy solely because of a contribution."
"Year of the
Rat" presents the evidence that the Clinton Administration solicited
illegal funds from foreigners and took massive contributions from
favor-seeking corporate interests, paid them off with preferential
trade policies and wide access to U.S. intelligence, and then used the
illegal money to steal the 1996 election.
|"Year of the Rat"|
Authors: Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II
To order call Regnery Publishing: 1-800-955-5493