FBI investigating Chinese media tycoon linked to Bannon: report - 2020-07-09

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F0.png FBI investigating Chinese media tycoon linked to Bannon: report July 9, 2020, John Bowden, The Hill

The FBI is reportedly investigating a Chinese businessman with close ties to Stephen Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and ex-head of Breitbart News.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that an investigation into Guo Wengui, an exiled businessman currently living in the U.S. with citizenship in the United Arab Emirates, has been active for six months and is centered around Guo's activities in the U.S. including his media ventures, to which Bannon is connected.

Of interest to the FBI is the source of Guo's funding, according to the Journal, including funding that he used for a media company that in 2018 hired Bannon as a consultant following his exit from the White House and Breitbart, a right-wing news site. The probe's overall target and purpose was unclear, according to the Journal.

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{{cite news | first = John | last = Bowden | title = FBI investigating Chinese media tycoon linked to Bannon: report | url = https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/506535-fbi-investigating-chinese-media-tycoon-linked-to-bannon-report | work = The Hill | date = July 9, 2020 | accessdate = July 10, 2020 }}