John Liu’s ties to the Communist Party leadership of China and North Korea, as well as his connections to the Communist Workers Party in New York City, should have been sufficient to stop his political career long ago. However, the New York City media not only turned a blind eye to Liu’s troubling relations with our nation’s avowed enemies, they also provided him with favorable coverage that enabled him to be elected comptroller, the city’s chief financial officer.
As comptroller, Liu (pictured) oversees a city budget of $66 billion and a pension fund nearly double that size. The post also affords him inside information and access to movers and shakers in a city that remains one of the world’s leading centers of business, finance, media, and communications.
While the news media continue to overlook the obvious national security dangers posed by John Liu’s political ties to Beijing (see out articles listed below), his campaign-finance violations have been too blatant to be ignored. As we reported in October and December of last year, Liu suffered a series of scandals, including the arrest of his top fundraiser, Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, for illegal funneling funds to Liu’s campaign through “straw donors.”
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