The president of the United States simply cannot stop associating with people involved in crime in one way or another. It seems like most people surrounding Trump have faced scrutiny for behaviors and actions, if not investigations that ended in their indictment. Either way, White House and campaign staffers are dropping like flies at an unprecedented rate.
Now, the FBI has announced yet another investigation of a person linked to the president through a privately owned massage parlor in Florida. Li “Cindy” Yang is being investigated for allegedly illegally distributing money from China into Trump’s re-election campaign, among other violations.
The Miami Herald reported:
“The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the president’s re-election effort or committed other potential campaign-finance violations, the Miami Herald has learned.”
The report continued:
“Investigators obtained a federal grand jury subpoena Tuesday seeking records from Bing Bing Peranio, an employee of Yang’s family’s spa business who last year contributed a maximum $5,400 to President Donald Trump’s re-election effort, according to a source familiar with the probe. Yang came to Peranio’s workplace and helped her write the check, Peranio told reporters from The New York Times, who first reported the contribution. Peranio told The Times she didn’t “say no.”
“The subpoena asked for any records related to that March 5, 2018, donation and possibly other contributions between 2014 and the present, said the source, who asked for anonymity to discuss an ongoing federal investigation.
Peranio later confirmed that she had already been interviewed by the FBI after being served a subpoena. She did not, however, elaborate on the line of questioning, only saying this, very cryptically:
“It’s not just me. I don’t know why I always get it.”
The Herald reported:
“Agents are seeking records from Peranio, a potential witness in the investigation, that are linked to Yang, Yang’s husband, their businesses, as well as Trump campaign entities and the Republican National Committee.”
“Cindy Yang, a naturalized American citizen, ran a business that promised Chinese executives access to Trump and his family, particularly at the president’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. In 2018, Yang became a promoter of events at Mar-a-Lago, selling tickets on Chinese social media posts targeting overseas Chinese business people with an interest in meeting the U.S. president. Yang and her guests have attended various Trump campaign events.”