LEAKED AUDIO: Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Offers to Help Controversial Chinese Billionaire with U.S Visa
Leaked audio of Obama-era DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson offering to help controversial Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui with his “perilous visa situation,” has emerged. In the audio Guo Wengui is deeply concerned about his visa expiration date, requiring either an extension or new visa to remain in the United States.
Breitbart News reports:
Johnson, who since the end of President Barack Obama’s term has returned to eminent New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, can be heard listening to Guo explain his perilous visa situation and offers the potential services of himself and his firm, referring to an upcoming meeting with FBI investigators.
“You are somebody I want to help. You and your family and your lovely wife, I want to help you,” Johnson can be heard saying before turning to his ties within the federal government to make his pitch.
“I am the only member of Barack Obama’s cabinet that has met with Donald Trump,” Johnson tells Guo in the recording. “I wrote him a personal letter yesterday.”
It is unclear from the tape, which appears to be heavily edited, to which president Johnson is referring, but he then brags that he can get Guo “a pair of cufflinks from the secret service.”
Johnson emphatically insists multiple times that Guo not tell anyone about their meeting. “This is the point at which – nothing – you never met this man. You never talked to him,” an unidentified female voice tells Guo of Johnson.
Johnson advises Guo to meet with the FBI, with him present, before he speaks to any representative of the Chinese government.
A spokesman from Paul, Weiss confirmed to Breitbart News the identities of the voices in the recording and noted that neither Johnson nor the firm had eventually taken Guo on as a client.