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INVESTIGATION OF ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER ACTIVITIES
IN CONNECTION WITH 1996 FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

FINAL REPORT
of the
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
SENATE Rept. 105-167 - 105th Congress 2d Session - March 10, 1998
Volume 1 of 6

Chapter:                                                           Page
    1. Preface...................................................     1
    2. Procedural Background and Overview........................     5
    3. Summary of Findings.......................................    31
    4. The Thirst for Money......................................    51
    5. The White House Controlled the DNC and Improperly 
      Coordinated the Activities of the DNC and Clinton/Gore '96.   105
    6. The DNC Dismantled Its System for Vetting Contributions...   167
    7. DNC Fundraising in the White House: Coffees, Overnights, 
      and Other Events...........................................   191
    8. Fundraising Calls from the White House....................   499
    9. White House Vetting of Individuals with Access to the 
      President..................................................   751
    10. Johnny Chung and the White House ``Subway''..............   781
    11. The Contribution of Yogesh Gandhi........................   917
    12. Ted Sioeng, His Family, and His Business Interests.......   961
    13. John Huang's Years at Lippo..............................  1117
    14. John Huang at Commerce...................................  1153
    15. John Huang Moves from Commerce to the DNC................  1653
    16. John Huang's Illegal Fundraising at the DNC..............  1689

Volume 2 of 6

Chapter:                                                           Page
    17. The Hsi Lai Temple Fundraiser and Maria Hsia.............  1749
    18. The China Connection: Summary of Committee's Findings 
      Relating to the Efforts of the People's Republic of China 
      to Influence U.S. Policies and Elections...................  2499
    19. Charlie Trie's and Ng Lap Seng's Laundered Contributions 
      to the DNC.................................................  2517
    20. Charlie Trie's Contributions to the Presidential Legal 
      Expense Trust..............................................  2711
    21. The Saga of Roger Tamraz.................................  2905
    22. DNC Efforts to Raise Money in the Indian Gaming Community  3071
    23. The Hudson, Wisconsin Casino Proposal....................  3165

Volume 3 of 6

Chapter:                                                           Page
    24. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes: Their Quest for the Fort 
      Reno Lands.................................................  3547
    25. The Offer of R. Warren Meddoff...........................  3623
    26. White House, DNC and Clinton-Gore Campaign Fundraising 
      Efforts Involving the International Brotherhood of 
      Teamsters..................................................  3655
    27. Compliance by Nonprofit Groups with Committee Subpoenas..  3833
    28. Role of Nonprofit Groups in the 1996 Elections...........  3993
    29. Allegations Relating to the National Policy Forum........  4195
    30. White House Document Production..........................  4277
    31. DNC Document Production..................................  4425
    32. Campaign Finance Reform Issues Brought to the Forefront 
      by the Special Investigation...............................  4459
    33. Recommendations..........................................  4503

                            Additional Views

    34. Additional Views of Chairman Fred Thompson...............  4511
    35. Additional Views of Senator Susan Collins................  4535
    36. Additional Views of Senator Arlen Specter................  4539
    37. Additional Views of Senator Robert Bennett...............  4545


Volume 4 of 6

Minority Views of Senators Glenn, Levin, Lieberman, Akaka, 
                           Durbin, Torricelli and Cleland

Chapter:                                                           Page

    Foreword.....................................................  4559
    Executive Summary............................................  4561

    Part 1  Foreign Influence....................................  4577
     1: Overview and Legal Analysis..............................  4577
     2: The China Plan...........................................  4619
     3: The National Policy Forum................................  4657
     4: John Huang...............................................  4788
     5: Charlie Trie.............................................  5270
     6: Michael Kojima...........................................  5413
     7: Ted Sioeng...............................................  5573
     8: Jay Kim..................................................  5683
    Part 2  Independent Groups...................................  5926
     9: Overview and Legal Analysis..............................  5926
    10: The Republican Party and Independent Groups..............  5967
    11: Americans for Tax Reform.................................  6034

Volume 5 of 6

Chapter:                                                           Page
    12: Triad and Related Organizations..........................  6289
    13: Coalition for Our Children's Future......................  6771
    14: Christian Coalition......................................  6934
    15: Other Independent Groups.................................  7051
    16: The Democratic Party and Independent Groups..............  7062
    17: Warren Meddoff...........................................  7064
    18: Teamsters................................................  7102
    19: Other Independent Groups.................................  7235
    Part 3  Contribution Laundering/Third Party Transfers........  7241
    20: Overview and Legal Analysis..............................  7241
    21: Contributions to the Democratic Party....................  7244
    22: Contributions to the Republican Party....................  7372
    Part 4  Soft Money and Issue Advocacy........................  7515
    23: Systemic Problems of the Campaign Finance System.........  7515
    Part 5  Fundraising and Political Activities of the National 
      Parties and Administrations................................  7540
    24: Overview and Legal Analysis..............................  7540
    25: DNC and RNC Fundraising Practices and Problems...........  7595
    26: Telephone Solicitations From Federal Property............  7773
    27: White House Coffees and Overnights.......................  7956

Volume 6 of 6

Chapter:                                                           Page
    Chapter 28: Republican Use of Federal Property and Contributor 
      Access.....................................................  7968
    29: Democratic Contributor Access to the White House.........  8057
    30: Roger Tamraz.............................................  8095
    31: Other Contributor Access Issues..........................  8250
    32: Coordination Among the Democratic National Committee 
      and the Clinton/Gore Campaign and the White House..........  8281
    33: Coordination Between the Republican National 
      Committee and the Dole for President Campaign..............  8294
    Part 6  Allegations of Quid Pro Quos.........................  8368
    34: Overview and Legal Analysis..............................  8368
    35: Hudson Casino............................................  8371
    36: Tobacco and the 1996 Election Cycle......................  8511
    37: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma......................  8539
    Part 7  Investigation Process................................  8680
    38: Laying the Groundwork....................................  8680
    39: Democratic Compliance Issues.............................  8710
    40: Republican Compliance Issues.............................  8775
    41: The Breakdown of Compliance..............................  8938
    42: White House Tapes........................................  9331
    Part 8  Minority Recommendations.............................  9394
    Part 9  Response to Majority Report..........................  9399

    Senator Glenn's Additional Views.............................  9507
    Senator Levin's Additional Views.............................  9511
    Senator Lieberman's Additional Views.........................  9525
    Senator Akaka's Additional Views.............................  9559
    Senator Durbin's Additional Views............................  9565
    Senator Torricelli's Additional Views........................  9571