Trump Administration Investigating Harvard/Yale Links to Chinese Money

Thursday, February 13, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Luis Miguel
Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Trump administration is performing an investigation of Harvard and Yale over a potential underreporting of financial donations from foreign nations.

Per the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Education expanded an ongoing review of American universities that encompasses the two Ivy League universities. According to federal investigators, Harvard and Yale are two of several universities that failed to report at least $6.5 billion in funds from countries such as Saudi Arabia and China.

An Education Department document stated that U.S. universities are “multi-billion dollar, multi-national enterprises using opaque foundations, foreign campuses, and other sophisticated legal structures to generate revenue.” The document went on to accuse universities of actively soliciting funds from governments and entities that are hostile to America.

The money received by the universities “apparently does not reduce or otherwise offset American students’ tuition costs,” the document further states.

Yale’s spokeswoman, Karen Peart, told the Washington Examiner that the university received a request for records related to the Department of Education’s investigation.

The Trump administration maintains that Yale has not reported, at minimum, $375 million in foreign funding after failing to file reports for three years from 2014-2017.

Harvard also received a request for records, representatives of the university told The Hill.

In addition to documentation on China and Saudi Arabia, both schools have been asked to provide documentation on gifts and donations from Iran, Qatar, and Russia.

Should the institutions refuse to comply, the Education Department can send the Justice Department a request to pursue civil or criminal action.

Last month, the chairman of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was arrested and charged with lying in federal court in relation to receiving millions of dollars in funding for his department while the U.S. government also bequeathed millions in funding.

Charles Lieber received over $15 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense since 2008, according to court documents. The receipt of those funds mandated him to keep the government informed of any “significant foreign financial conflicts of interest,” which includes taking money from a foreign government.

Officials claim that Lieber served as a “Strategic Scientist” for central China’s Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) since 2011 without informing Harvard. They also say that from 2012 to 2017, Lieber took part in China’s “Thousand Talents Plan,” a program under which the communist country recruits foreign experts to contribute their skills and knowledge to Chinese projects, rewarding them for stealing “proprietary” knowledge.

The Harvard professor allegedly was paid $50,000 a month for his participation, approximately $158,000 for living expenses, and a cool $1.5 million to create a research lab at Wuhan.

The complaint filed against Lieber claims that he made false statements about his role in the Thousand Talents Plan and his association with the Chinese university. Harvard has stood by the professor throughout the investigation, stating that “WUT continued to falsely exaggerate” Lieber’s involvement with them.

This latest scandal should serve as further testament to the American people that the university system is inseparably linked to the globalist-socialist establishment that seeks to destroy our sovereignty, freedoms, and Republic.

While many patriots like to believe that such colleges have merely been corrupted and can still be salvaged, the truth is they are working precisely as they were designed to. Many of America’s universities have been bought, paid for, and owned by powerful globalist financial interests and are used by these interests to (1) indoctrinate youth into accepting the globalist-socialist agenda, (2) create a class of academic “experts” whose touting of globalism is taken as dogma by the masses, and (3) require career-aspiring youth to take on massive debt to get through college, which enriches the globalist financiers.

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