Dem Seeking Pelosi Intervention Hit With Chinese Bombshell

Iowa Democrat Rita Hart was on the payroll of two Chinese companies while running to represent the state’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, a financial disclosure shows.

Hart received $3,180 from Confucius International Education Group and $2,135 from Pangaea International Academy, both of which have ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The payments were discovered by Accuracy in Media when it was investigating a Federal Election Commission complaint against Hart.

Confucius International Education Group (CIEG), based in Qingdao, China, is funded by Chinese state-run leasing company Far East Horizon, which has ties to the Youth Communist League.

CIEG created a private academy in Iowa that took in foreign-exchange students after their one-year programs at a local school ended so that they could remain in the U.S. without having to pay tuition.

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