They’re not going to investigate the bitch for working for the government of Taiwan. But they’ll investigate her for familial nepotism.
The Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year over concerns that she misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday.
The report said the Justice Department’s criminal and public integrity divisions declined in December to take up the case for criminal prosecution following the inspector general’s findings that Chao used her staff and office for personal tasks and to promote a shipping business owned by Chao’s father and sisters, in an apparent violation of federal ethics rules. That company does extensive business with China.
“A formal investigation into potential misuses of position was warranted,” deputy inspector general Mitch Behm wrote in a letter to lawmakers.
Chao, the wife of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, stepped down from her job early this year in the last weeks of the Trump administration, citing her disapproval over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by Trump’s supporters.
Oh, but of course.
Chao has denied wrongdoing.
In the report released Wednesday, she did not specifically respond to allegations, instead providing a September 2020 memo that argued promoting her family was an appropriate part of her official duties at the department.
“Asian audiences welcome and respond positively to actions by the secretary that include her father in activities when appropriate,” that memo said.
Well, that’s probably true.
“I want to help my family” is the number one phrase of all Asians, because they’re not atomized individuals high on illusory perceptions of personal ego.
The watchdog report cited several instances that raised ethical concerns. In one, Chao instructed political appointees in the department to contact the Homeland Security Department to check personally on the status of a work permit application for a student who was a recipient of her family’s philanthropic foundation.
Chao also made extensive plans for an official trip to China in November 2017 — before she canceled it — that would have included stops at places that had received support from her family’s business, the New York-based Foremost Group. According to department emails, Chao directed her staff to include her relatives in the official events and high-level meetings during the trip.
Obviously, this is illegal, and the Biden Administration should reopen this investigation.
But they won’t.
Because whatever the Republican media says, the Biden Administration is continuing the Washington war on China, and they’re lining their system with as many race traitors as they can find. Chao and her family are diehard Chiang Kai Shek loyalists, confirmed (unlike most of the Democrat Chinese, who are spies for the CCP).
The last thing they want is for their own spies to fear they’re going to be investigated for anti-CCP espionage, which is what Chao was doing.
It is ironic that Chao was investigated for nepotism when the only reason she had the job in the first place is that she’s married to Mitch McConnell.