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POLITICO's party for Trump inauguration bankrolled by Taiwan Civil Government

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Taiwan Civil Government sponsored POLITICO's inauguration party.
Taiwan Civil Government sponsored POLITICO's inauguration party.
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POLITICO's party, dubbed Inauguration Hub, for Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony was bankrolled by Taiwan Civil Government, whose leaders are currently held incommunicado in solitary confinement in Taiwan as alleged fraudsters.

POLITICO calls itself a "global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy." However, POLITICO silence following the arrests of Roger and Julian Lin, leaders of TCG, does not support its claim to be "more authoritative...than any competitor." POLITICO has neither reported on the Taiwan fraud arrests nor answered questions about its relationship with the Inauguration Hub "supporting sponsor" Taiwan Civil Government.

The big bash, held on the top floor of posh The W Hotel, was a drop-in site for those that were cold or lacked passes to the inauguration ceremony. Complete with bar and laden buffet tables, the festive gathering was full of good cheer and fun while the movers and shakers pressed flesh, laughed and socialized.

Repeated attempts for comment from POLITICO about funding for the Inauguration Hub have gone unanswered. POLITICO refuses to reveal how much the event cost and how much money was provided by TCG as a sponsor. The international media house boast that " We all believe informing readers and holding leaders accountable is and will forever be essential to smart governance" is yet to prove true on its Taiwan Civil Government connection.

In May 2017, the annual POLITCO Playback Powerlist reception was sponsored by TCG. Julian Lin took to the podium and welcomed attendees. The event was to showcase POLITICO ' s list of "The New Guard" who had power in Washington under the new Trump administration.

POLITICO has yet to say if any future events are planned with TCG or what vetting process was used before accepting sponsorship from the group. The POLITICO website continues to keep a link to the TCG website active.

POLITICO declined to comment on the viability of TCG or the validity of their assertions the US has a duty under the San Francisco Peace Treaty for the determination of Taiwan's international status. The exiled Republic of China, now occupying Taiwan, claims TCG is a fraud ring using political ideology as the bait. POLITICO silence on how much TCG spent plays into the hands of the ROC prosecutors putting the media house not only at the crossroads of politics and policy but money as well.

Are Roger and Julian Lin fraudsters or political prisoners? Don't expect to find the answer reading POLITICO magazine.

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Michael Richardson is a freelance writer living in Belize. Richardson writes about Taiwan foreign policy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Black Panther Party. Richardson was Ralph Nader's ballot access manager during the 2004 and (more...)

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