Well, now we know that Democrats were receiving foreign campaign contributions as far back as eleven years ago and Leo DiCaprio knew the people involved.
Whether he knew about the illegal money, we just don’t know yet. Even if he did, he probably made a deal in exchange for his testimony.
The federal trial against recording artist Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, a founding member of the Fugees stands accused of laundering up to thirty million dollars of foreign money that were diverted to Obama.
DiCaprio, 48, used to associate with the fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low who gave the money to Michel to launder it to the Obama campaign through straw contributors.
There is no evidence that Obama knew about the $30 million, but I find it hard to believe that anyone would give that much money away unless they were to receive something in return. Leo was close friends with Ho and they partied together DiCaprio often flew with Ho on his private plane.
Michel is accused of conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions using foreign money, witness tampering, and failure to register as a foreign agent of the Chinese government. On the stand, DiCaprio testified that Ho told him he planned to contribute a large sum of money to Obama. Leo told him, ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money!’
Ho also helped fund the actor’s film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Leo won a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Michel was selected to facilitate the donations because Low could not legally do so as a foreigner, per United States election laws. Prosecutors charged Michel with accepting tens of millions of dollars to lobby the government on behalf of Low and the Chinese government.
Low stands accused of embezzling a whopping $4.5 billion from Malaysia’s state investment fund known as 1MDB, per The New York Post.
Other witnesses also testified that Michel wired them thousands of dollars and requested that they make shadow donations to Obama’s campaign, the Post noted. Michel was allegedly paid $70 million for his efforts.
Michel and Low are also accused of lobbying the Trump administration, on behalf of Beijing, to extradite a Chinese dissident living in America, per NBC News.
Michel pleaded not guilty to all charges. The most serious charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
With Biden in the White House and corrupt officials, Christopher Wray and Merrick Garland do not expect anyone to look into the continuing money laundering to Democrats. Nor will they look into anyone from the House who was sleeping with a Chinese spy.