JOHNNY COME OFTEN

MONEYMAN CHUNG CAME CALLING ON THE WHITE HOUSE 49 TIMES, OFTEN WITH HIS ASIAN FRIENDS, AND THE DEMOCRATS GOT $50,000 FOR ONE VISIT

Bill Clinton's Saturday-morning radio broadcasts feel like messy family reunions. White House aides bring their kids and visiting in-laws over for happy snapshots with the President. No one wears a tie. For a few brief hours each week, the whole stuffy place feels more like a home than an office. So if six Chinese businessmen in dark suits standing near the back of the Oval Office looked a bit out of place on March 11, 1995, they were. Their admission had been bought and paid for.

It's one thing to pay to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom or ride on Air...

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