Report: FBI Probing Virginia Guv’s Campaign Contributions

May 23, 2016 4:48 pm

The FBI and the Justice Department’s public integrity unit are investigating Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) campaign donations, CNN reported Monday.

Citing anonymous U.S. officials briefed on the probe, CNN reported that the investigation is focused on whether donations to McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign violated the law. One particular donation that reportedly caught investigators’ eyes was a $120,000 contribution Chinese businessman Wang Wengliang made through his U.S. companies.

Marc Elias, an attorney for the McAuliffe campaign, told the network that “the Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it.”

Spokespeople for the FBI and DOJ declined to comment to CNN about the investigation.

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