“The names of the newer foreign donors are being kept under wraps by the Biden administration’s Department of Education—a departure from prior administrations that would publish this information in an online database.”
In the two years since Biden took office, the University of Pennsylvania has received tens of millions of dollars from anonymous donors in China.
The University of Pennsylvania is the home of the Penn Biden Center, a Washington, D.C. based think tank, where attorneys found classified documents. This has red flags all over it, no pun intended.
Alana Goodman reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Since Biden Inauguration, Anonymous Chinese Donors Poured Millions Into University That Houses His Think Tank
Since President Joe Biden took office in 2021 anonymous Chinese donors have poured millions of dollars to the university that houses President Joe Biden’s think tank, where at least 10 classified documents were identified.
Since Biden’s inauguration, the University of Pennsylvania has received $51 million in foreign funding, including $14 million from unnamed contributors in China and Hong Kong and $2.4 million from unnamed contributors in Saudi Arabia, according to Department of Education records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. The school also received $1 million from a source in the Cayman Islands in June to fund its Penn Wharton China program.
This funding is in addition to the $61 million that the University of Pennsylvania received from Chinese donors between 2017 and 2020, which was reported by the Free Beacon in 2021.
The names of the newer foreign donors are being kept under wraps by the Biden administration’s Department of Education—a departure from prior administrations that would publish this information in an online database. American universities that receive federal grants are required by law to disclose their overseas funders to the government.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, is looking into this.
CBS News reports:
House Oversight chairman asks University of Pennsylvania for info on Biden think tank donors, visitor logs
The GOP-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee is seeking information from the University of Pennsylvania about foreign donations and visitors to the Washington think tank where documents marked classified from President Biden’s tenure as vice president were discovered, as the panel expands it probe into Mr. Biden’s handling of government records.
The committee’s chairman, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, is requesting records related to donations from China to the university and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, as well as a list of all Chinese donors to both entities since the end of the Obama administration. He is also seeking information on all Penn Biden Center employees, a list of people who had keycard access to the think tank’s office and a log of visitors who met with Mr. Biden at its office.
“It is imperative to understand whether any Biden family members or associates gained access to the classified documents while stored at the Penn Biden Center,” Comer wrote in a letter to University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill dated Wednesday.
Imagine what Democrats and the media would be saying if this was Trump.
NOTE: The wording of this post has been updated to clarify the location of the Penn Biden Center.
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