Mother Jones reports that Li "Cindy" Yang, the massage parlor owner and Trump donor, has acknowledged in a lawsuit that she ran a firm that sold Chinese execs "access" to US political and biz circles and that this included offering entry to Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/gEatmD2CHZ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 20, 2019
Your Honor, my client is but a humble immigrant aspiring to achieve some portion of the wealth and fame accruing to more favored agents selling ‘Presidential’ access to foreign nationals. Such as, for instance, the Oval Office Occupant’s daughter, son-in-law, and business partners…
Last week, Li “Cindy” Yang, the Florida massage parlor entrepreneur and Trump donor who has been part of the recent controversy involving Donald Trump’s private resort, Mar-a-Lago, filed a defamation lawsuit against the parent company of the Miami Herald… The suit claims the newspaper published false statements about Yang and her business that suggested illegal conduct had occurred in her spas. But the suit also contained a surprising passage that acknowledged that Yang had also run a business that provided Chinese executives “access to American business and political culture”—and this included entry to events at Mar-a-Lago.
After the Herald story appeared in March, Mother Jones reported that Yang owned a firm that had offered to sell Chinese clients access to Trump and his family via visits to Mar-a-Lago. The company, GY US Investments, noted on its website—which has since been taken down—that its business consulting services addressed clients looking to make high-level connections in the United States. On a page displaying a photo of Mar-a-Lago, the firm said its “activities for clients” included offering them “the opportunity to interact with the president, the [American] Minister of Commerce and other political figures.” The company boasted it had “arranged taking photos with the President” and suggested it can provide clients with access to a “White House and Capitol Hill Dinner.”
Weeks after that story was posted, Yang’s attorney, Evan Turk, contacted Mother Jones and threatened a lawsuit, claiming the article defamed Yang. In a letter, Turk wrote that the Mother Jones article inaccurately reported that “Cindy Yang runs an investment business that has offerred [sic] to sell Chinese clients access to Trump and his family. This is nothing but false conjecture based on her company’s website that offerred [sic] business assistance in America to potential Chinese clientele; a travel package.” (No lawsuit has yet been filed.)…
… Yang’s legal missive does not take issue with additional reporting from the Herald (which mirrored Mother Jones’) regarding Yang’s other line of work: offering access to Mar-a-Lago. The disclosure of this activity led to reports of others selling Chinese execs entry to Trump’s private club—and a controversy that has prompted counterintelligence concerns about security at Mar-a-Lago. And Turk’s filing does not address a more recent Herald article reporting that the FBI has been investigating Yang for possibly funneling money illegally from China into Trump’s reelection campaign…
As above, so below — way, way below:
The plastic space nazi outfit is necessary for a young conservative as it completely prevents any chance of visible diaper lines.
Anyway the internet thanks you for the fill-in-the-blank meme template. https://t.co/eCYlk6X7pX
— Zeddediah Springfield (@Zeddary) May 20, 2019
Charlie Kirk started a new organization called "Turning Point Action" yesterday
It looks he already broke IRS rules governing 501(c)3s/4shttps://t.co/sadVLE3v6u
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 21, 2019
Tee! Pee! U-S-A! And yet, despite the obvious convergence, there are no branded versions of what our transatlantic cousins call ‘lavatory roll’ on their sales page…