The Miami Herald reports:
Democrats in Congress are asking the FBI to investigate former Florida massage parlor owner Li “Cindy” Yang after the Miami Herald and others reported on Yang’s access to President Donald Trump and work to get Chinese business executives access to political fundraisers.
In a letter sent on Friday to FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, Democrats leading the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees called for criminal and counterintelligence investigations into “credible allegations of potential human trafficking, as well as unlawful foreign lobbying, campaign finance and other activities by Ms. Yang.”
Yang, who operates a string of South Florida Asian day spas linked to sexual services, arranged for a group of Chinese expats to attend a 2017 Republican fundraiser for Trump at a New York restaurant as part of her work with the National Committee of Asian American Republicans. She is part of a network of organizations pushing for Taiwan to return to Chinese control and that fall under the oversight of the Chinese government.
Mother Jones reports:
In 2017, Yang and her husband launched a business called GY US Investments LLC that offered to help clients gain access to Trump and members of his administration.
On its website, the firm boasted it could arrange photos with the president along with opportunities to “interact with the president, the Minister of Commerce and other political figures.”
“If true, these allegations raise serious counterintelligence concerns,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter. “China has frequently used non-traditional intelligence collectors and businesspersons to compromise targets.”
Democrats asked the FBI to open investigations into the activities of Cindy Yang, who is suspected of trying to sell access to Trump and his administration https://t.co/Uda5DUwI0X
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 18, 2019
The top Democrats from House and Senate Intel Committees and House and Senate Judiciary Committees are asking the FBI to investigate Li Yang and her relationship with Trump after reports that she created a business that may be selling access to Trump.https://t.co/fkQkKjf2yA
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 18, 2019
BREAKING: We just filed a complaint with the FEC & DOJ against Cindy Yang for illegally raising money for the Trump campaignhttps://t.co/huAYFK3Z0F
— Common Cause (@CommonCause) March 18, 2019
Li “Cindy” Yang, founder of the #FL “massage” spa where Robert Kraft got #busted, brought a leader from the foreign arm of the Communist Party of #China🇨🇳to an event to meet top @GOP’ers & members of the Trump admin, including Kellyanne Conway.😳https://t.co/C65ie4j0W7
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) March 16, 2019
Top Democrats on four congressional committees have asked the FBI investigate the activities of Cindy Yang, the massage parlor owner who offered to sell Chinese business executives access to President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/WqR2liRoHm
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 18, 2019