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Mitch McConnell’s Wife, Former Transportation Secretary, Met With Jan 6 Committee: Report

Mitch McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao, of the Chao shipping dynasty, has reportedly interviewed with the January 6 committee

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Elaine Chao, the wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who resigned from the administration after the events of January 6, has now reportedly met with the January 6 committee.

Chao is described as having “recently interviewed” with the January 6 committee in an exclusive CNN article that cites “multiple sources” apparently close to the partisan anti-Trump committee.

The left wing network also reports that Chao will soon be joined in her cooperation by former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and former National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

Chao was the Secretary of Transportation under the Trump administration, and watchdogs have queried whether her family’s Chinese-tied shipping company should have precluded her from the sensitive government position.

Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao

Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao / U.S. Senate photo

In 2019, the New York Times reported that Chao’s family “has high-level political connections not only in the United States but also in China,” and thus she and McConnell’s family boast “unusual status in the world’s two largest economies.”

While fact checkers routinely point out that Chao’s family descends from Taiwan, and not mainland China, the newspaper reports that her family’s connections to the Communist Chinese government “go back decades,” with her father once attending school with former Chinese president Jiang Zemin.

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Though the Chao family’s shipping company, Foremost Group, is technically based in the United States, it flies in international waters using foreign flags. The Times reports that the company is “centered on China.”

While Chao’s family ties to China may raise eyebrows, her husband has also become one of the most public Republican enemies of 45th President Donald Trump in the nearly two years since civil unrest gripped the U.S. Capitol in January of 2021.

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell in 2019 / Trump White House

Most recently, McConnell publicly dodged questions related to the recent FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and residence before ultimately releasing a document urging transparency from the FBI and Department of Justice.

Republican critics have noted that McConnell’s leadership has resulted in serious losses for the party since the Democrats took power in 2021.

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Author and conservative pundit Kurt Schlicter recently wrote in Town Hall that Republicans ought to be upset with McConnell’s “awful gun ‘compromise'”, his failure to prevent the CHIPS Act and PACT Act from passing, and general failure to thwart Democrats’ agenda.

“No one actually likes Mitch McConnell, but once Mitch was useful and feared and that was more than enough,” wrote Schlicter.

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Tom Pappert is the Editor-in-Chief of Valiant News. He has worked in political news and commentary since 2015, when he began supporting Trump on a left wing college campus. You can follow him on Twitter @realTomPappert, on Gab @realGodEmperorTrump, on Facebook at Tom Pappert, or see his other social media by visiting tompappert.com. Tips can be sent securely to [email protected].

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    Gerald Ladd

    August 12, 2022 at 6:13 am

    What they aren’t tell you is how much the Chi coms have paid China Mitch.

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      jean

      August 12, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      Not sticking up for dirt bag McConnell OR his commie wife But if he WAS paid by the Chinese ,is it anywhere near the multi millions paid to biden AND family?

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    Nick1

    August 12, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Dems just don’t get it. The more witch hunts they do the more Support Pres. Trump seems to get, which does not help DeSantis.
    Be sure to vote for the November Democrat Reduction Bill.

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    The Admiral

    August 12, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Mitch and the Choa together should run a shock up your spine. They just don’t look like they fit together. Just saying. Your loyalty will always be with your spouse from another country. Can’t make this shit up folks.

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    SomeOne

    August 12, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Amazing what you can get by mail order nowadays.

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    Jim

    August 12, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    I never knew that the Republican party opposed providing our veterans with needed services.

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      Katie

      August 13, 2022 at 12:58 am

      They don’t. All they wanted was a change in the bill, which I understand they got. Bill has been passed.

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