GOP fundraiser Broidy probed for alleged influence peddling

GOP fund-raiser Broidy may have tried to sell government influence people familiar with probe say

GOP fund-raiser Broidy may have tried to sell government influence people familiar with probe say

The Justice Department has targeted Broidy - a former Republican National Committee Finance Chairman - and his alleged ties to shady Chinese and Malaysian interests, according to the Washington Post.

The Post reported that two sources said Broidy is being investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly coming up with a plan to try to talk the administration into sending a Chinese dissident back to his home country.

Mr Low, whose full name is Low Taek Jho, has been identified by investigators in Malaysia and the United States as a key figure in the 1MDB case involving the embezzlement of billions of dollars.

In another part of the investigation, they are reportedly exploring whether Broidy attempted to earn $75 million from a Malaysian business official in exchange for getting the DOJ to end its investigation of a development fund run by the Malaysian government.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

Broidy blamed Qatar and a former Central Intelligence Agency operative and his partner, who'd both just opened an office for their consulting firm in the country, for leaking the hacked emails that formed the foundation of the AP report. "Any implication to the contrary is a lie".

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Wynn was tapped by Trump to serve as the RNC's lead fund-raiser after the election. Wynn has denied the allegations of inappropriate behavior.

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment.

Brody also found himself in hot water earlier this year when a report of an affair with a former playboy model and the exchange of $1.6 million to keep her quiet went public.

Cohen is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan who are examining whether he fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in loans and whether his efforts to squash negative stories about Trump during the campaign violated election law.

The Post noted that the New York Times and Wall Street Journal previously reported on Broidy's Malaysian and Chinese dealings.

Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy says the cache of hacked email incriminating him were stolen by enemies out to destroy his reputation.

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