“letter notes that in the 37 months of available reporting prior to the announcement of the Biden Center, the university received approximately $21 million from China”
The focus of this investigation is China, because of course it is.
The College Fix reports:
House Republicans seek Penn records for foreign financial ties to Biden Center
Three leading House Republicans this week sent a letter to University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann requesting “financial and communications records” in order to “better understand the scope of potential foreign influence at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center.”
In May 2020, the Washington, D.C.-based National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education accusing Penn of circumventing federal laws requiring schools to report foreign donations above $250,000.
The complaint noted that since the school opened the Washington, D.C.-based Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in 2017, Penn has received over $22 million from anonymous China-based sources.
“For some time, we have been concerned about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to use its strategic investments to turn American college campuses into indoctrination platforms for American students,” wrote House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and House Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.).
The Republicans’ letter notes that in the 37 months of available reporting prior to the announcement of the Biden Center, the university received approximately $21 million from China, while in a similar period of time since the announcement, the school has received over $72 million from Chinese sources — more than triple the previous amount.
The lawmakers appear to suggest there is a connection in the timing, but a spokesman for the Ivy League institution said that while the school may have gotten money from China, it wasn’t for the Biden Center.
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