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Texas Sheriff: Suspicious Tesla Drowning Death Of Mitch McConnell’s Chinese Communist Party Sister-In-Law Under “Criminal Investigation”

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Last week, we reported on the suspicious death of Chinese Communist Party member, shipping CEO and sister-in-law of Kentucky Senator Mitch Mcconnell after she backed her Tesla into a pond and drown, or was she hacked?  Now, a “criminal investigation” is under way, according to a Texas sheriff.

First, here’s a recap of what took place, and keep in mind that this story was largely not covered by the Mockingbird media.

According to our previous report:

Ms. Chao, 50, was head of the Foremost Group and the sister of former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved youngest daughter, Angela Chao,” her father, James S.C. Chao said in a statement. No details of the accident Feb. 10 were available.

Foremost Group, a major dry bulk shipping group with major business interests in China, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Foremost’s global fleet is known for shipping iron ore and soybeans.

Kyle Bass, chief investment officer at the Texas-based asset management firm Hayman Capital Management, said on X that Ms. Chao died at a Texas ranch after backing her Tesla into a pond.

“Angela Chao’s death at a private Texas ranch in Blanco, County is suspicious,” Mr. Bass wrote. “Chao, almost certainly a high-ranking member of the Communist Party of China, … sat on the board of state-owned Bank of China, one of the five largest banks in China,” Mr. Bass said.

A person familiar with the incident said there is a video of car incident and Texas state police are said to be investigating. Blanco County is near Austin.

 

Now, reports are that there is a criminal investigation into Chao’s death.

MSN reports:

The death earlier this month of Foremost Group CEO Angela Chao, the sister-in-law of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is currently under “criminal investigation,” a Texas sheriff’s office said Thursday.

“This incident was not a typical accident,” the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday.

“Although the preliminary investigation indicated this was an unfortunate accident, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident as a criminal matter until they have sufficient evidence to rule out criminal activity,” the letter said.

Since Chao’s death has remained the subject of a criminal probe, the Blanco County Sheriff’s public information officer told the attorney general that reports, 911 logs, audio and video evidence as well as other material should not yet be released to media outlets that requested them, including CNBC.

“Releasing the reports, videos and other information prior to the completion of the investigation would interfere with the investigation and possible prosecution of this matter,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

The letter did not say that there was evidence that Chao died as the result of a crime.

But the statement that Chao’s death was not “a typical accident” and the prospect raised in the letter of a prosecution marked a shift from an initial statement released days after Chao’s death.

The sheriff’s office in that Feb. 16 statement had said, “EMS attempted emergency measures on Ms. Chao but she succumbed from being under the water.”

“Our preliminary investigation has determined this to be an unfortunate accident. The investigation is ongoing at this time,” the prior statement said.

The ranch where Chao died is owned by a corporate entity connected to her husband, venture capitalist Jim Breyer, who has an office in Austin.

The letter Thursday to Paxton from the Blanco County Sheriff’s office went on to ask the attorney general for his opinion on whether the records and other material should be kept from the public for now.

Consider her history and who she worked for as well in this matter:

The Bank of China said in a statement that Ms. Chao was former chair of the bank’s U.S. Risk and Management Committee.

Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer, in his 2018 book “Secret Empires,” contended that both Mr. McConnell and Elaine Chao benefited “from close ties to the Chinese military-industrial complex.” He also said the Chao family “reaped large profits thanks to the Chinese government.”

Ms. Chao joined the board of the Bank of China in 2016 and was added to the board of Chinese State Shipbuilding Corp. Holdings Ltd. part of a state-owned defense conglomerate.

China’s communist government currently is engaged in a political crackdown on foreign companies in China. Several employees of U.S. and other non-Chinese companies have faced interrogations from police and detentions allegedly over foreign spying fears.

Ms. Chao’s husband, James Breyer, has been a long-time venture capital investor in China. Mr. Breyer’s firm, Breyer Capital, joined with the Beijing-based IDG Capital Partners Co., Ltd., in 2016 to raise $1 billion to invest in Chinese companies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Mr. Breyer, an early investor in Facebook, is also co-chairman of IDG Capital.

Last month, IDG Capital was added to the Pentagon’s updated list of Chinese military firms with operations in the United States, a list that is required under a provision of the fiscal 2021 defense authorization act.

Mr. Bass said adding the Chinese venture capital firm was the first time a private equity company was designated by the Pentagon for its role in supporting the Chinese military.

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media



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