Chinese-owned Company that Gave Illegal $1.3 Million to Jeb Bush Super PAC also Gave to Pro-Clinton Groups
A Chinese-owned company’s $1.3 million in contributions to pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise — which resulted in a record fine by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for illegal foreign interference — wasn’t the only money the company funneled into U.S. elections.
The $940,000 fine levied by the FEC is the largest financial penalty since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United opinion and its third-largest of all time. The FEC investigated the transactions after a 2016 investigative series by The Intercept and a complaint by the Campaign Legal Center.
The contributions came from the U.S.-based American Pacific International Capital (APIC), but Neil Bush, the brother of Jeb and