The Justice Department sued the former casino mogul Stephen Wynn on Tuesday, saying he had made repeated requests on behalf of the Chinese government to Donald J. Trump when he was president and seeking to force Mr. Wynn to register as a foreign agent. In 2017, Mr. Wynn pushed Mr. Trump to deport a Chinese businessman who had sought asylum in the United States, according to the lawsuit. At the time, Mr. Wynn was the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, a role he had been handpicked for by Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump told Mr. Wynn he would look into the matter, according to the suit. Mr. Guo fled China in 2014 in anticipation of corruption charges that he said were retaliatory.
Source: New York Times May 18, 2022 02:34 UTC